Hydration and Rehydration

Hydration aka water…essential for life. We take for granted this vital substance which we cannot live without. In much of the world, however, clean drinking water is a luxury. In a previous post, I have discussed how to make this water safe to drink. In this post, I want to examine what you might be…

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The Cost of Healthcare

As of January 2019, all hospitals and healthcare systems were required to post their pricing on their websites or in some public, machine readable format. The goal of this mandate was to give patients the information needed to make informed decisions about their healthcare, from a financial standpoint. Unfortunately, what patients are being able to…

Medical Preparedness

The news is full of stories that are forever reminding us that we have to be prepared for just about anything these days. Some may choose to take this to the level many think of as being a “prepper” while others have done little to nothing expecting all needs to be met by local or…

Planning an Adventure?

Now is the time of year that many start thinking about or planning for their next adventure. This may be a short trip to a neighboring state or a 12 hour plane ride away. Either way, be sure to do your homework prior to heading out the door. It can save you a lot of…

The Traveller’s​ Scurge: Traveller’s Diarrhea

In this post I want to expand on what I wrote in prior blog concerning being prepared for an upcoming adventure. While Traveller’s Diarrhea was mentioned there briefly, there is so much more that the truly prepared adventurer needs to know. In the following paragraphs, we will discuss the organisms and regions in which you…

Twitter Depression

Twitter can often be such a great source of inspiration. In less than 140 characters, you can read inspiring quotes and see beautiful scenery. You can be refreshed and energized. Then, there are the days that you just get discouraged by what you see and read. I am speaking of the HIMSS conference and the…

Moving to Quality

  Not very long ago the scarificator (shown above) was considered at the height of technology. With this device, it was easier to produce the healing effects that were widely known to come from blood-letting. Had there been health insurance companies at the time, I presume there would have been an acceptable billing and procedure…