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March 21, 2017

BehindTheMedspeak: Top 5 Medical Information Websites


Marvin M. Lipman, M.D. is Consumer Reports' chief medical advisor.

He listed the following five health-related websites as providing the most "up-to-date, reliable and understandable information" (I concur).

1. cancer.gov for information about cancer

2. cdc.gov for information about infectious diseases, travel medicine and epidemiology

3. fda.gov for information about drugs

4. medlineplus.gov for information about diseases

5. usp.org for information about medicine and nutritional supplements

March 21, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

45-in-1 Mini Screwdriver Set w Torx Bits


I happened on this set last week when I suddenly got a jones for disassembling my coffee grinder (Capresso Infinity) and doing a deep cleaning of parts not accessible with my little brush and can of compressed air.

I couldn't figure out how to disassemble it until I happened on a photo — buried deep in the Capresso grinder Amazon comments — showing the grinding mechanism taken apart.


Looking closely, I saw that the key was a long Torx-head screw hidden under a little rubber gubbin holding the whole thing together.

The problem was, I had no Torx-head screwdriver.


I had my Crack Research Team©® get on the case and it only took them two days to locate the set featured here, which offered the precise size I needed to get down among the range of 10 (ten!) sizes of Torx screw heads, from T3-T20.

FunFact: the T3 is so tiny I can't tell it's a Torx head without a magnifying glass.


The set also includes ranges of Phillips, flat, and hex heads, as well as various exotic shapes including Apple's pentalobe.

But it gets even better: the whole thing comes in a beautifully designed case with a tilting mechanism that automatically stands all the bits upright when you open it.


Great gift for the fixer-upper in your life.


How they make money selling this for that price (Prime shipping) is a mystery to me.

March 21, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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