Question of the Week #302

Would you have one of your fingers removed surgically if it somehow guaranteed you immunity from all major diseases? Okay... assuming "surgically" removed means under anesthesia and I'll feel nothing as opposed to having a loan shark's leg breaker slice off my finger with one of those things that cuts off the ends of cigars, … Continue reading Question of the Week #302

Really? Already?

Well... it happened. And we're not even a month into the new school year. I've got a cold. I mean, it's certainly not the end of the world. I've had worse. But to think we've gotten three full weeks of school under our belts. And even saying that is a stretch, because the first week … Continue reading Really? Already?

Question of the Week #98

You know you will die of an incurable disease within three months. Would you allow yourself to be frozen within the week if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life? I have a hard enough time making friends now, as it … Continue reading Question of the Week #98

Degenerative

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm dying. I know that this news may come as a shock to many of you. It's really sad. I may have as few as 50 or 60 years left. The truth is, I suffer from a degenerative condition that so many people deal with every day. It's called aging. It's a … Continue reading Degenerative

Question of the Week #84

Would you have one of your fingers surgically removed if it somehow guaranteed immunity from all major diseases? Do I get to choose which finger? Looking at my hand, I can't think of which one I'd rather get rid of, but I think I'd like to have that choice if that time came. So yeah, … Continue reading Question of the Week #84

How to Make Bronchitis Fun

So your general practitioner has diagnosed you with bronchitis. And now you're sitting at home thinking, "This is just no fun!" as you hack into your sleeve or a handkerchief. But why look at this temporary disease as no fun? Instead of engaging in a pessimistic attitude about your bronchitis, find ways of making it … Continue reading How to Make Bronchitis Fun

Question of the Week #59

By controlling medical research funds, you are in a position to guarantee that a cure will be found in 15 years for any disease you choose. Unfortunately, no progress on any others would be made during that period. Would you target one disease? No, I wouldn't. What if researchers are only five years away from … Continue reading Question of the Week #59

Eating Disorder

Working in the counseling profession, I get bombarded with emails from the corporate office letting me know whenever there's a special focus on some aspect of mental health for a day or a week. To be honest, I don't always pay attention when these emails hit my inbox. Mostly, I just get annoyed when I … Continue reading Eating Disorder

10 Reasons to Close the School

Working in a school setting, I get excited by the prospect of extra days off. See, as much as I enjoy the work I do, it's still work. And who wouldn't rather sleep late on a Tuesday if you're able to? Especially when the alternative is waking up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready for … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Close the School

Pandemic

Being sick for the last couple of days, I've gotten to thinking about the possibility of some disease spreading across the globe and reaching pandemic proportions. So I got to thinking about the word pandemic. It really doesn't sound like such a terrible word. Well, knowing exactly what it means, yeah, it's horrifying in a … Continue reading Pandemic