Tag Archive | Health

TED Talk Tuesday: Part 2

An interesting look at how an engineer designed a better way to repair his own heart!

TED Talk Tuesday

An interesting take on what it will take to fix American health care. He suggests that we need less of the independent spirit of the proverbial “cowboy” and more of the teamwork of a pit crew. Take a look/listen.

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.