Category Archives: Illnesses

I’m Feeling Like A Patient

This was my latest monthly column in the Free Lance-Star on January 28th. The more heretical books I read about how clinical trials can be misleading, the more skeptical I get about being able to make a rational, informed decision about medical treatment/interventions.      Despite my idyllic, relaxed retired life in the country, the old blood…
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Gene Discovery counters the Wimp Factor of Depression

People who suffer from depression often see it as a moral failing. A lack of chutzpa. A weakness - rather than a derangement of their biochemistry, like, say, diabetes or under-active thyroid. [caption id="attachment_1741" align="aligncenter" width="500"] A Discovery to Make You Feel Better About Yourself[/caption] My take is this unfortunate, and illogical view partially comes from…
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