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The Coming Zombie Apocalypse

Lately, I find myself worrying about the imminent zombie apocalypse. It began when my partner introduced me to the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel series, The Walking Dead (based on the series of graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, Tony

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The Thing I Don’t Get

Someone I knew in high school posted this image on Facebook, along with the comment, “Thoughts?” I know that abortion politics is one of those swamps that we are advised to stay away from, but I have a problem with

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Posted in Politics, Public health, Women's health

Pretty? Ugly? Or both?

Many years ago I visited a couple living on top of a mountain in the wilds of Maine. The husband had the reputation of being somewhat eccentric — if I recall correctly he was building a garage out of beer

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Posted in Chronic illness, Women's health

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

Girl Diseases

Tis the season when TV networks rerun shows assuming that you’ll be out shopping or partying, and because just now I’m up to my armpits in the glories of the season, it occurred to me that perhaps I could fill

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