Monthly Archives: December 2009

Of youth, beauty and old lady farts

“…The momentary playground / Of youth’s fickle beauty,” writes poet Robert Rorabeck. We tend to equate youth and beauty — and health, the unholy trinity worshipped with fervor in our celebrity-obsessed culture. Only the celebs don’t want it to be

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Rethinking exercise

As a kid, I used to watch Jack Lalane doing jumping jacks on his morning exercise show. I would hop right up and join him, wondering why some people thought exercise was hard. Later on, I picked up a booklet

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Posted in Autoimmune diseases, Chronic illness, Women's health

There is nothing wrong with you

Continuing my series of literary retreads, here’s an essay that I wrote nearly five years ago. If you remember my comment last time about the various kinds of perdition faced by the chronically ill, you might have wondered what I

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Posted in Chronic illness, Health care, Medical training, Women's health
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