August 2013

Mastectomy Scar Pioneer Undergoes Pioneering Reconstructive Surgery

Source: CBS News …Even in the age of social media, few would release a stunningly revealing self-portrait for ALL THE WORLD TO SEE. But twenty years ago, one courageous woman believed she had a very good reason to do just that. Martha Teichner reports. On Sunday, August 15,...

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...