August 2013

Mastectomy Scar Pioneer Undergoes Pioneering Reconstructive Surgery

Source: CBS News The August 15, 1993, the cover story of Sunday The New York Times Magazine was a shock: The glamour layout, the mastectomy scar, and the message. You couldn’t look away. “The reason why I think it’s startling and shocking is because the...

My first experience with Obamacare

By Tb92, Daily Kos My Uncle was a good man. He was loyal to his wife and patiently cared for her quadriplegic son. He was Christian in the old fashioned sense of being kind and generous. He worked hard as a appliance repair man, and his customers trusted him. He was quiet and...

A New Weapon Against Osteoporosis: Weighted Vests?

By Laura Johannes, Wall Street The Claim: Wearing a weighted vest can boost the amount of bone mass built while walking. Running or jumping with a vest may provide even more benefit. The Verdict: Several small studies have shown exercise with a weighted vest increases...