Author: bill

How to avoid runners trots.

How to avoid runners trots. You had breakfast and then go out for your run which is part of your training schedule.   A half-hour later you begin to feel crampy in the abdominal area and then experience this extreme urge to defecate. Experienced runners are familiar with the trots and when competing, some try to outrun it often with disastrous effects.  Others will slow down and try to walk it off or find a bathroom as soon as possible. Do you want to learn how to reduce your risk for the runner’s trots?   Read the article below for some great Read More »

A new study suggests those who recovered from covid-19 infection have much higher immunity to the delta variant than vaccinated people.

A new study suggests those who recovered from covid-19 infection have much higher immunity to the delta variant than vaccinated people. I have been wondering why there has been very little discussion regarding those who had recovered from covid-19 infections. There is data showing that those who were vaccinated were more resistant to severe infection, but what about those who did covid-19 the hard way; by becoming infected. In my case, I was infected last December and recovered.  I found out weeks later I had a strong antibody response and then received the Pfizer vaccine at the beginning of May. Read More »

If Medicare is allowed to set drug prices, the world could end and other fairy tales.

If Medicare is allowed to set drug prices, the world could end and other fairy tales. The lobbying group PhRMA is warning of dire consequences if Medicare can negotiate drug prices according to Medpage Today, a popular website read by doctors and others involved in health care and health care decision making. The USA has the highest drug prices in the world partly due to Medicare’s policy of not negotiating drug prices.  The Medicare drug plan does not allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices at all.   Conversely, the VA system does and they pay much lower prices than Medicare. Instead Read More »

Covid-19 boosters and the increased risk of serious side effects.

Covid-19 boosters and the increased risk of serious side effects. Covid-19 vaccinations have been remarkably effective at preventing the severe disease from the virus. Covid-19 boosters on the other hand have little science behind the recommendations. Months later, the delta variant has complicated the discussion since the virus has broken through patients who had the Pfizer vaccine over 6 months ago according to an Israeli study of people over 60 years old. Pfizer has been pushing the idea of a booster shot being needed for months, although the Moderna vaccine actually showed higher effectiveness against the new variant 6 months Read More »

Better quality sleep improves the quality of your work; here’s how.

Better quality sleep improves the quality of your work; here’s how. September is here and the post-labor day w0rkload is beginning to ramp up.   Are you getting enough quality sleep? Poor sleep habits are going to make you less alert and may affect your overall health.   Poor sleep may also make you more sensitive to pain stimuli as well. Work burnout is a rampant problem and especially during and after our covid-19 pandemic,  a study published through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine shows us that there is a connection. It is estimated that companies may lose up to 60 Read More »