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Archives for May, 2007

I wrote about a similar topic a bit ago, it which a relationship was found between chronic pain and depression in retired pro football players.  Now, there is an NTY article that reviews some findings about a relationship between concussions and depression. Concussions Tied to Depression in Ex-N.F.L. Players By ALAN SCHWARZ Published: May 31,…

Horseshoe Bend

This is a photo of Horseshoe Bend, in Arizona.  It was one of the featured images on Wikipedia.  It is from a selection of photos that are good for use as wallpaper for widescreen monitors (16:10 aspect ratio).  The original is 1231 × 821 pixels. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike…

This post is about amitriptyline, one of the oldest antidepressants on the market in the USA.  It also used to be the most widely-prescribed antidepressant. I’ve decided to not attempt an encyclopedic style of description of the pharmacological action of the individual antidepressants.  That is readily available already at Wikipedia, among others.  But in order to…

Is your Boss a Psychopath?

Fast Company has an amusing and interesting article on pychopathy.  Being a business-oriented magazine, they ask “Is your boss a psychopath?”  But one could just as easily apply the same principles to other important people in your life, such as politicians.  They even have a quiz useful for making armchair diagnoses. Quiz: Is Your Boss…

I am on call today, so I am about to go in to the hospital for a full day of work.  But while drinking my coffee I encountered an article that I need to get back to.  Maybe some of you could take a look at it too, if you have subscriber or academic access…

Cheap Desalination

Sustainable living could use more inventions like this.   Eye on Research: Researchers develop low-cost, low-energy desalination process Sun News Report Article Launched: 05/27/2007 12:00:00 AM MDT

I read this (Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson) when I was in fifth or sixth grade.  It was a little paperback book on my Dad’s bookshelf.  So it was quite a shock to see it included as an “honorable mention” on the list of the “Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries.” It…

Where Are They All Going?

Who are these people, and what are they doing?  They are Democratic congresspersons, sheepishly “caving in”.  Not only did they cave on the timeline for withdrawal of military and mercenary forces in Iraq, they failed to heed this warning:

This Graphic Cracks Me Up

Tax cuts for the Howells.  No reproductive rights for Ginger and Mary Ann.  Funding Cuts for the Professor.

I noticed the incidental coincidence of these two news items:   Joseph Zuska, 93; Navy doctor developed treatment for alcoholism Gaps in Mental Care Persist for Fort Carson Soldiers The first item is an obituary for a Navy physician; the second is a NPR news item in which they follow up on the changes that…