Category Archives: Human Behavior

A New-Old Gross Dietary Practice

Here is another instance of my being out of touch with some of the modern, if bizarre, quasi-medical stuff that people get up to.   I had written a piece for the local tabloid, Front Porch (which I will post later or look on line http://frontporchfredericksburg.com/current-issue/), about a friend, Mandy, who is a doula –…
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Take Care of Your Frontal Lobes

One of the joys of writing is that when you poke around various resources to find out more about what you’re writing about (so you can sound like an authority) you can get to some wild places, and unusual and unlikely stories.   I have been researching decision making as part of something I’m trying…
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Weed and Holiday Heart – a New Warning

I learned about a variation on the Holiday Heart Syndrome last night.   Talking to a fellow physician friend, he told me he had to stop smoking weed because it caused atrial fibrillation (AF). [caption id="attachment_2297" align="alignnone" width="1013"] Could This Be Your Doctor?[/caption]   I trust it is not too radical, the idea of a…
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