Oldest Female Bodybuilder

Edith Wilma Connor began working out in her 60s.  By her 65th birthday she entered her first competition, the Grand Masters in Las Vegas, and won first place.  She works out at least three times a week and is now a competitive bodybuilder.  Oh and she is 77 years old!   She still runs her data…

Memorial Day Doctor

Here is a nice story about a doctor, Roger LaRosa, who served in the U.S. Army for four years as a doctor in field hospitals across the European Theatre.  Cool story.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the US Armed Forces.  Roger made it.  So many…

Perk Be Gone

Medical insurance was not always like it is today.  Obviously.  It started as a perk that companies used when hiring some employees.  Somehow it just hit that tipping point that it became expected.  Well, those days are probably gone.   The cost is so high (or they are getting set for Obamacare) that companies are…

Another Way to Get Rid of the Middleman

Take a look at this article in the American Medical News.   They discuss a “new” way doctors are negotiating directly with employers instead of insurance companies.  I love it!  Of course, it is not new.  Insurance companies haven’t been around that long.  The article doesn’t give the greatest spin on the concept because it isn’t…

Whiskey Muscle Syndrome Does Exist

Everyone has heard of “whiskey muscles”.   It is that sensation of invincibility that comes when one drinks a bunch of alcohol.   It is why men always fight when they drink.  It is also why many men get their asses kicked.  They think they are tougher or stronger than they really are.   Maybe…

CT Scans for Smokers In Vogue Again

Based on a review of evidence, including a large National Cancer Institute study involving more than 53,000 people with a history of smoking at least one cigarette pack daily for 30 years or two packs for 15 years, new guidelines are recommending that they receive annual low-dose CT scans of their lungs.  The advice applies only…