News
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A Great Moment in the Olympics: Double Amputee Competing in Running

Dov Michaeli - July 28, 2012

  Oscar Pistorius of South Africa, a double amputee.     Source: Wikimedia Commons, Erik van Leeuwen.   Oscar Pistorius of South Africa, a double amputee.     Source: Wikimedia Commons, Erik van…

Why Do Guys Sweat So Much?
Wellness
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Wellness
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Why Do Guys Sweat So Much?

Dov Michaeli - July 24, 2012

   Go to any gym and you are bound to see guys running on the treadmill and sweating profusely from every pore in their body. And the women? Compared…

Oh, My Aching Joints
Geriatrics
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Geriatrics
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Oh, My Aching Joints

Dov Michaeli - July 22, 2012

     It seems that once you get to “a certain age” (around 50, give of take a few) you can expect stiffness and pain getting out of…

Technology
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Recognize This Face?

Dov Michaeli - July 9, 2012

I recently stumbled on a short BloombergBusinessWeek  news item that said, in part:“Facebook Inc.  (FB), owner of the world’s largest social-networking website, last month acquired Face.com, the Israeli maker of…

News
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NASAIDs Causing Heart Attacks? Guide for the Perplexed

Dov Michaeli - July 1, 2012

  NSAID drugs   NSAID drugsNSAID (non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) are used by millions of people worldwide to reduce pain and inflammation. There are two types of drugs: the…

Why is There So Much Asthma Today?
Public Health
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Public Health
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Why is There So Much Asthma Today?

Dov Michaeli - June 14, 2012

as a kid, many decades ago, I practically lived on the gritty streets of the city with summer forays to the dusty fields of the farm. So…

Forgetful? Go Jogging
Wellness
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Wellness
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Forgetful? Go Jogging

Dov Michaeli - June 12, 2012

     A recent column in the Well section of the New York Times highlights a study in the journal Neuroscience published by DJ Bucci and his  colleagues at the…

So That’s How Exercise Burns Calories
Wellness
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Wellness
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So That’s How Exercise Burns Calories

Dov Michaeli - June 8, 2012

Ever since I was a child I was frustrated when I got incomplete answers to my, I’d like to think, probing questions. Why is the sky blue? Did…

Happy Birthday “Silent Spring”
Public Health
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Public Health
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Happy Birthday “Silent Spring”

Dov Michaeli - June 6, 2012

   The book that changed us    The book that changed us Did anybody notice? I have to admit, I too forgot about “Silent Spring”, the book that shook the the consciousness of…

$1 Tax on a Pack of Cigarettes? As California Goes -So Goes the Nation
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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$1 Tax on a Pack of Cigarettes? As California Goes -So Goes the Nation

Dov Michaeli - June 4, 2012

  glamorous?   glamorous?Want to see where the country is heading? Look no farther than California. The state has been a harbinger of what’s coming nationally for many decades…