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Obesity brings on a variety of health issues

My brother avoided the draft by gaining weight. This was in the 1960s. He was, and is, a pacifist. Not officially a conscientious objector, but he certainly did not want to go and fight in Vietnam. Somehow, he learned what the weight limit was for his hei [...]

Posted by JabenEilon • 4 years ago • View comments

Putting the IV in the Veins is the Worst Part

For me, the worst part of getting a colonoscopy is getting the IV needle into my vein first! After a few months of procrastination, I had a colonoscopy recently. I delayed it because my memories from a few years ago seemed like a nightmare. Actually, it [...]

Posted by JabenEilon • 4 years ago • View comments

Medical Technology has, Thankfully, Progressed a Lot in 40 Years

After my last annual physical, my physician called to say that I had blood in my urine, or what is called hematuria. I think normally she might have ignored it, but given my medical history, she didn’t want to take any chances. She wanted me to see a u [...]

Posted by JabenEilon • 4 years ago • View comments

A Friend Indeed, Especially When Visiting the Doctor

No matter your age, gender or marital status, if you are going to a doctor for something out of the ordinary, do not, I emphasize, go alone. I don’t mean that you need a driver or someone just for moral support. You do need someone, however, to help ask [...]

Posted by JabenEilon • 4 years ago • View comments

Visiting a Man with Alcohol Dementia is Just... Sad

Dementia comes in many types, shapes and a cacophony of colors, but in every case, it’s not a pretty picture. Dementia, according to a government website,  is a mostly irreversible loss of brain function that affects memory, thinking, langua [...]

Posted by JabenEilon • 4 years ago • View comments

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