I don’t often link to Metafilter posts, I generally link only to the sites they reference but My breast has fallen off. Can you reattach it? is something you need to read in its entirety. The article it links to … Read More
Most Americans don’t realize it yet, but they’re in a fight for their very lives with the government, banks and health care companies. And, as the death of the woman who inspired ‘Norma Rae’ shows, we’re not winning.
There have been plenty of rumors about this over the last decade but now a study confirms that FDNY firefighters who responded to 9/11 are at increased risk for cancer. Cancer can sometimes take 10-15 years to appear so this … Read More
Neurologist Oliver Sacks is famous for books like Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat that describe his patients dealing with various neural disorders and injuries. But his latest, The Mind’s Eye, takes a slightly different … Read More
Film critic Roger Ebert, who has been battling cancer for a number of years, can no longer eat or drink. Despite what you might think this is not a sad story. Read it and see.
The NYT reviews a book that claims F.D.R. died of complications from melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. They don’t have a very good opinion of the book but the subject does make for some very interesting contrasts of … Read More