Author Archives: Jean

Whistle a Happy Tune

There is something to be said for that. I’ve been whistling a lot lately, not necessarily a happy tune, just anything that comes to mind. One of them was Allouette, but unfortunately I just looked up the translation and may … Continue reading

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PET vs CT Scans

Do you know the difference between PET and CT scans? If not, you are lucky. Andy had the symptoms of a TIA (ministroke) last July and part of the follow up was to do an MRI of his brain. His … Continue reading

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Wise Old Man

This is an old story, but I still love it. An old man was eating at a truck stop minding his own business, when three dangerous-looking bikers walked in. The first walked up to the old man, pushed his cigarette … Continue reading

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How Times Have Changed

Times really have changed! I hadn’t realized how much until I read about the mail survey Australia is doing about same-sex marriage. Most of the younger generation are in favor of making it legal, but there is a big problem … Continue reading

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Fun Quiz

Abstract Art Can Tell You a Lot About Yourself is a fun quiz that is supposed to tell you a lot about yourself. I took it and the result was way too flattering, so I’m guessing yours will be too. … Continue reading

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Not So New Ideas

When pain is treated solely with medications, only part of the problem has been addressed. Meanwhile, patients may receive too little of another kind of pain care, one that teaches them self-management techniques for treating pain. Our scientific research in … Continue reading

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So Much for Stress-Hardiness

President Trump is killing me. No, really. He’s killing me. I went for my annual physical last month, and, for the first time in my 49 years, I had to report that I’ve not been feeling well: fatigue, headaches, poor … Continue reading

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It’s Best To….

As usual, it’s best to check our assumptions. September 16, 2017  

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Well, Yeah, Mom!

September 15, 2017  

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Unplugging from Reality

It beats worrying. September 14, 2017  

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