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September 25, 2018

BehindTheMedspeak: Things providers and patients should question

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Just because your doctor says so doesn't make it true.

Far too often she or he is relying on knowledge gained in medical school but long since superseded by better practices.

Fifty-nine (59!) pages like the one above, chock-a-block with things you're likely to hear in a doctor's office that you should question.

That is, if she or he isn't so insecure that they react with anger or annoyance at your intrustion into what they consider their sacred space.

Don't be intimidated.

Besides which, you can always get a third opinion here.

Free, the way you like it.

Of course, it might be worth exactly what you're paying for it — don't be a hater.

Fair warning: there goes the day along with your doctor(s).

[via ChoosingWisely]

September 25, 2018 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

There's always a parking space

In this exclusive boj©® World Premiere, I reveal to one and all my recent discovery of the mother of all parking Easter eggs: namely, that there's ALWAYS a spot even when the supermarket lot appears full.

You'll feel very smug when everyone else goes around and around and up and down the aisles of cars waiting for someone to leave, because you know your spot is ready for you whenever you are.

September 25, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

The Sun's effect on skin — A controlled study


"The result of driving a truck for 28 years, exposing only half your face to direct sunlight."

[via estaticos.02 and reddit]

September 25, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Take a Break Mug


Double-walled ceramic.

5.5" x 4.3" x 4.2".


September 25, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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