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Purty, innit? I got the raspberry one pictured above. Disclaimer: This is not a corporate product review. I purchased my Kodak Zi8 for full retail price two months ago for $179.95. However, you can get it now for $129.95 at Kodak and everywhere else on the web. It was a fantastic deal at the old…

So you ran any number of 5K charity races yesterday or went on the Piedmont Farm Tour. But it’s a rainy Sunday in the Southeast and you’re wondering what to do with a house full of cooped-up kids, especially if it’s too soggy to do day two of the farm tour. Let me suggest that…

Who knew? As I am stuttering through recovery from LungMutiny2010, I am paying more attention to my diet. So, as I try to go out for my 10 min walk everyday, I still drink some sports drink – usually Gatorade made from the massive vat of powder you can buy here at Costco. We tend…

Just a quick post on an article that caught my eye: Jazz Pharmaceuticals of Palo Alto, CA, has announced that the US FDA has accepted their new drug application (NDA) filing for JZP-6, or sodium oxybate, for the treatment of pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. The NDA was based on positive outcomes of two,…

While the coffee wasn’t quite ready this morning, I ventured to the Wall Street Journal health page at the Wall Street Journal, one of my frequent first-reads. I was immediately intrigued by a short article from the excellent Jennifer Corbett Dooren about Roche-Genentech gaining US FDA approval for a new rheumatoid arthritis drug, Actemra. Actemra…

Sitting back today looking at news and webcams in my former home of Colorado had me also reflecting on the events that conspired to put me in North Carolina. This unexpected turn in my life also opened me up to a local community of remarkably creative people with national and international reputations in their respective…

At the recent U2 Academic Conference, I had the opportunity to be at the local premiere of It Might Get Loud, a much-more-than documentary of the electric guitar as told through the careers of Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge, and Jack White of The White Stripes and Raconteurs. For the record, I thought…

Before you tell me to go do this, I did – and I still don’t have a good answer. I was reminded of this issue when I learned that a couple of friends were off this weekend to the snowy Rocky Mountain West attending the 2009 Carnivore Conference: Carnivore Conservation in a Changing World sponsored…

If you are in the area, this looks really good: Award-winning author Gary Taubes will speak at next week’s Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) Research Conference: “Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity” Tuesday, September 22, 2009 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm North Pavilion Lower Level Lecture Hall Gary Taubes…

Ahem. I have privately received grief about the poor quality of a sentence I wrote yesterday while spouting off about my being quoted by ABC News on the first round of drugs reported used by the late Michael Jackson. (I suspect that the number of prepositions I just used here will elicit a response as…