Thunder and lightning

I'd be asleep right now if a loud clap of thunder hadn't sent me bolt upright.  Fortunately, my daughter's only reaction was to mutter senselessly, turn over, and snore peacefully. She's slept with me nearly every night since her mother has been in the hospital.   She's done remarkably well with unexpected changes, even sleeping … Continue reading Thunder and lightning

Heart disease deaths dropping, but we can do better

Here's a re-post on an important topic.  New posts to follow.  --PalMD   Sixty years ago,  the world was full of miracles.  Western Europe was recovering from the devastation of World War II, an agricultural revolution promised to banish the fear of starvation in large parts of the world, and the mythical Mad Men era … Continue reading Heart disease deaths dropping, but we can do better

"This bodes some strange eruption…"

So that rash isn't anything horrid apparently.  My dermatologist, who is wonderful, described it as a mixture of eczema and very dry skin (sort of a mix of eczema craquelé, atopic dermatitis, and xerosis).  She advised less frequent lukewarm showers, good moisturizer, and a high-potency steroid cream.  Hopefully, the change in weather will allow us … Continue reading "This bodes some strange eruption…"