Health

Prayer for Scott

Nice video put together by a friend of mine for a close friend of hers who is going through something unimaginable. I’ve met Scott, and he is a young man who was walking with God and learning more about faith. Now he is battling for his life, and walking with God through the process. He […]

TMQ on Football and Mortality

In this week’s TMQ, Gregg Easterbrook revisits the debates about the effects (positive and negative) of playing football. Are the mortality rates for football high enough to warrant reconsidering whether football is dangerous? It depends on whether we care only about mortality (if so, it is not that dangerous), or care more generally about smaller […]

Virginia Tech Researchers Study Youth Football

Researchers at my graduate Alma Mater, Virginia Tech, have been studying head traumas in youth football. Here is a bit from the article: BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 18, 2011 – Virginia Tech released today results from the first study ever to instrument child football helmets. Youth football helmets are currently designed to the same standards as adult […]

TSA Humor

While I’m on a humorous images meme today, here is a tongue-in-cheek look at the TSA. Side note: I miss watching the old Road Runner cartoons. My kids like them, but there are so many options now that we rarely watch them at home. Then again, that might be a good thing.

The (Lost?) Power of Touch

An interesting piece that reminds us that we are quickly becoming so advanced in medical technology that we can forget the simple power of a touch from doctor to patient. This is worth watching for those in the medical professions, but also for those of us who use their services (everyone!).

CDC Undersells Research Finding

Interesting. The CDC is apparently afraid of what the results of a recent study may lead to if they become public. Here is Trevor Butterworth’s take: Sometimes, it seems as if the nation’s public health mandarins are the only responsible adults in a country swarming with perpetual teenagers; and, as with teenagers or children, sometimes […]