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Obesity by Ted Bacharach MD (retired)

Our problem with obesity has reached a point where it is becoming obvious that all of us are eating too much and a change is needed. More food has saved us from starvation and many of the diseases associated with malnutrition have disappeared. In their place we have gotten fat and diabetes has become a…

Heisenberg and Quality

This is from Wikipedia: In quantum mechanics, the uncertainty principle is any of a variety of mathematical inequalities asserting a fundamental lower bound on the precision with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle, such as position x and momentum p, can be simultaneously known. The more precisely the position of some particle…

Quote of the Week

Good morning, ladies and germs.  The ambulance stopped with a jerk, and I got off. Hawkeye Piecre MY LAST DAY WORKING AS A DOCTOR IN MAINE.  IT HAS BEEN A WILD 18 YEARS!   Tweet0

Judgment Day

Supreme Court Health Care Decision Will Define The Future Of The American Health Care System!!!  That is the headline here in this Huffington Post article.  Man, have they over dramatized this enough?   I don’t like a lot of the aspects of the Affordable Health Care Act, as I have listed in previous blogs, but…

Debatable Science

The headline reads that Fan Dies after 11 Nights without Sleep.  I think the science here is debatable. Supposedly, a Chinese soccer fan died at his home after going 11 nights without sleep as he watched every single European Championship match.   After watching Italy defeat another team that no one cares about, the 26-year-old fan went back…

The $5 Doctor

Russell Dohner, a Rushville, Illinois doctor since 1955, is getting some nice press for basically doing charity work.  He charges $5 per visit and has been doing that since the 1970’s.  Here is also what the article said: The low price isn’t the only thing at Dohner’s office that’s remained constant for decades. The office…

Drivel by Ted Bacharach MD (retired)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “There’s nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate.” In the realm of love and hate the thing that bears out this sentiment better than all others is the “computer”. PC, MAC or any other operating system, the computer engenders strong but divergent…

Drunk Drivers Are Risky

Hold the phone!  This just in!  A new study in the journal Addiction shows that people convicted of drunk driving appear to have a lifelong struggle with risky drinking habits.  I know, right?  Crazy stuff. “A DWI (driving while intoxicated) conviction identifies people at risk,” said study leader Sandra Lapham, at the Behavioral health Research Center of the Southwest…