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Judy Paley
The latest medical studies and opinions, good, bad, and ridiculous
Created 29 Aug 2021
  • Literally, Yesterday's Omicron News
    14 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    “We are hopeful that the current experience of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant – mild disease for the most part – will remain unchanged. Notwithstanding this, we remain concerned that health sy...
  • Attention Deficit Doctor
    09 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    No brains. Period. First we chatted a bit, two like-minded women just shooting the breeze. Joan told me about last year’s hysterectomy; she finally dares again to wear white! Squinting at my watch (wh...
  • Larry Tucker and the Telomeres
    07 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 5
    The longer those telomere ‘caps’ on the end of a chromosome, all the better for you. Telomere length shortens with age. Progressive shortening of telomeres leads to senescence, apoptosis, or oncogenic...
  • This N' That II
    02 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    I rather enjoyed the ‘This N’ That I’ post from Nov.19th. Here’s another group of interesting opinions covering the Kiwifruit as soporific experiment as follow-up from Nov. 19th, appealing ways to bol...
  • "Studied Calm"
    27 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 5 1
    I am once again reading Jerome Groopman's book "How Doctors Think", and I highly recommend it to you. Not only does he illuminate the thinking processes—some good, some ill-considered—that doctors use...
  • She's Come Undone
    22 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 1
    Part I Kim was a math teacher until arthritis and toxic drugs got her number. She arrived one day by cab, dirty, vomit-splattered, too weak and dehydrated to come inside. I saw her at the curbside and...
  • This and That
    20 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 5
    I had no inspiration this week for a long post on yet another health problem. I have instead compiled four studies, all interesting and some downright compelling but, as is usually the case, not ready...
  • Adult Picky Eating
    16 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    A 54-year-old mother who claims she has never eaten a piece of fruit or tried a green vegetable, says she will only consume three types of food: white breads, including pancakes; milk and potato-based...
  • Metabolic Syndrome...a lifesaver?
    12 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Metabolic syndrome and lifesaver are rarely seen in the same sentence. The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of high risk conditions which greatly increase the chances of developing diabetes and heart d...
  • Of Relatives and Sea Cucumbers
    09 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 6
    Let’s start with the sea cucumbers. Sea cucumbers are the seemingly uncharismatic cousins of the sea star within the phylum Echinodermata — radially symmetrical, hydraulically powered ancient inverteb...
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