Health Meniere's

Equilibrium on the Equinox

David Gerrold on Facebook What happens on September 22nd? I think to myself as I start looking through today’s history on Facebook. It’s bugging me. This day is important. There is an event that occurs today, what is it? Obviously, it is the equinox. It took a bit of googling to turn the lights on, …

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Family Health Humor

Jumpscare

David Gerrold on Facebook All of my friends thought scaring me was funny. This has been true for as long as I can remember. Because they told me scaring people was funny, I started scaring people to see if it was funny. Weirdly enough, it was funny. It was funny when someone else other than …

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Health

Enjoy Your Vices More

Overheard in a cigar shop:Customer – “I’ve smoked cigars for years and have always inhaled. You get the full flavor that way.”Shop – “The taste buds aren’t in your lungs ya know.” Smoking is not about taste. It’s not about the taste of burning tobacco leaves in your mouth; a taste which, to the uninitiated, …

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Economics HealthCare Meniere's OHM Philosophy Politics

I am the 99%

I know this photo is from 2011, part of the Occupy demonstrations that year. There were quite a few of these images released with the title “I am the 99 percent” about that time. I reposted it today because of the events in Washington DC, where the congress and His Electoral Highness Donald J. Trump are …

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Disability Health Meniere's

The Burden of Chronic Illness

How do you get past the “why can’t you do its?” the (groan) “really? If I have to, I will.” Why can’t they just understand my limitations? I feel guilty asking my family to help me.  I need to get out and do things, but I want to isolate myself from things that make me feel sicker. …

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Epipen Scandal. Thanks #Pharmabro!

Think Progress Over the past nine years, since Mylan bought the rights to the EpiPen, the price for the easy-to-use injectors has quintupled — increasing about 450 percent, from around $50 for one injector to $600 for a pack of two.…The actual dose of the hormone epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) delivered by the device …

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