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Code 99

Code 99

You’re in the Chicago airport, hustling from your Portland flight to your next leg. As you zigzag in between travelers on the concourse, you pass an older woman who appears to stumble and then drop to the ground. At first you think you somehow knocked her down...
Why Get a Physical Exam?

Why Get a Physical Exam?

Most patients view the annual physical exam as a highly choreographed series of bodily pokes and prods, followed by a litany of studies including EKGs, imaging scans and blood tests, all crammed into thirty minutes or less. It’s no wonder that many health policy...
The Meaning of Color

The Meaning of Color

I’ve been thinking a lot about color as springtime daffodils, tulips, and cherry trees all vie for my attention. Color is a ubiquitous feature of our environment, yet relatively little is known about how color influences our feelings and actions. The fact that...
Diet is a Four Letter Word

Diet is a Four Letter Word

Google the word “diet” and you get about 121 million hits. Top listings include a half-dozen diet companies, from the old-fashioned Weight Watchers to the more trendy South Beach Diet. Having visited South Beach during spring break, this stretch of sand...
Five Ways To Improve Your Exercise

Five Ways To Improve Your Exercise

Holidays are fast approaching. That means lots of eating out, consuming richer foods than normal, and drinking. And all those surplus calories? They end up in the biological bank account. But unlike our federal budget, it’s a surplus no American needs these...