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Your Personal Affordable Care Act

  “This book is likely to offend almost everyone who opens it, and that fact alone might be the most important reason why you should read it.”…Reviewer Alan Cassels. Click … Continue reading


Breaking News for Vik Khanna & Al Lewis

We’re here, we’re there, we’re everywhere. In fact, we cannot think of a single other recent issue on which a conservative publication (The Federalist) and liberal media outlets (NPR and … Continue reading


Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation

As if you needed another reason to become and stay fit. Fitness reduces the risk of A-fib, which is is major risk factor for stroke, heart failure, and other cardiac … Continue reading

May 26, 2015

A Man’s Code of Honor [VIDEO] | The Art of Manliness

A terrific video on being a man, from Brett McKay, proprietor of The Art of Manliness. A Man’s Code of Honor [VIDEO] | The Art of Manliness.

May 16, 2015

The Inquisitr News: Man Lost 56 Pounds Eating Nothing But McDonald’s Food

I love this…a high school teacher, to prove a point about calories, eats nothing but McDonald’s food for 90 days and transforms his health. Why is that so great you … Continue reading

May 14, 2015

The Psychological Complexities of Becoming Strong | StrongFirst

This is an excellent column from the StrongFirst Group on the meaning and complexity of strength.     …serious strength work can transform your life. via The Psychological Complexities of … Continue reading

May 12, 2015

Dr. Aetna Will See You Now: The Sequel

Originally posted on They Said What?:
When George Orwell wrote 1984, it never occurred to him that Big Brother would be in the private sector. But he was covered by the UK’s National…

April 29, 2015

How We Got Our Son To Stop Gaming

From my essay today at The Federalist…     Personal discipline and the capacity to endure rigors…because they are good for you (and, thus, broadly beneficial) are learned skills. via … Continue reading

April 29, 2015

LA Fast Food Ban No Fix for Obesity | Medpage Today

Bans don’t and won’t work. They are not the solution to the public health conundrum of an unfit and uncaring public. Notice that I did decry the “obesity epidemic.” Just … Continue reading

April 27, 2015

A Certified Medical Controversy

Originally posted on Your Personal Affordable Care Act:
The American Board of Internal Medicine is grossly mismanaged and on the verge of financial collapse. This is the same organization that…

April 23, 2015

Moderately Strenuous Aerobic Exercise Is Safe Even In People with Implanted Defibrillators

We need more studies like this. A straight-forward randomized controlled trial, with clearly articulated metrics. The bottom line, as it nearly always is…exercise is a strikingly powerful tool for improving … Continue reading

April 22, 2015

We need better science for better nutrition guidelines

Aaron Carroll of The Incidental Economist writes a very good column for The New York Times on the insipid basis upon which we develop so much of our “official” dietary … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 If restaurants billed like hospitals, you’d probably stop going out to eat

The article below by Sarah Kliff of Vox is right on point. Healthcare is the only industry where we allow vendors to get away with the kind of absurd billing … Continue reading

April 17, 2015

What happens when lies and truth cross paths

Originally posted on Your Personal Affordable Care Act:
Obviously, the messaging about ethics in advertising healthcare services is not getting through to many hospital administrators. In this article, medical ethicists…

April 13, 2015

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