What image pops into your head when you hear “biker”? Hell’s Angels? Something from Sons of Anarchy? Maybe Rebellious/Angry Young Man. Stereotypes in general were not invented by Hollywood, they come from reality. At some point in time, they were accurate.
There’s been a lot of noise lately about vaccines causing autism and other diseases and disorders. Most of the controversy surrounds the aluminum used in the vaccines. It is true that aluminum is a very toxic substance to the human body and it is true that many vaccines do contain aluminum. The argument by the medical community is that it is not in a form that can harm the child.
A hundred years ago, the field of durable medical devices didn’t extend very far beyond crutches, glasses, and false teeth. Now, there aren’t a whole lot of us who reach the age of 60 without employing one. Here are 5 Medical Devices That Have Changed the World:
UFOs are all the rage. Did space visitors build the pyramids? Guide ancient civilizations? Is Stonehenge a message they set up for other space visitors? Or, closer to home, do ghosts or guardian angels help keep us safe in our day-to-day lives?
What’s the story there? The artists behind things like Lollipop, lollipop, oh, lolli, lolli, lolli and Mu-huther-in-law (mother-in-law!) and It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater*. Why do we never hear from those people again? It’s an eternal mystery, isn’t it?
That’s the headline of an NEJM Journal Watch article. It is in violation of patients’ HIPPA rights. Seriously? Obstetricians can’t post pictures of babies they’ve delivered? Fertility clinics can’t show babies infertile couples have had?
Here’s what my students learn: Enter a room with confidence, head held high. Look people in the eyes. If you shake someone’s hand, your grip should be firm, not flimsy and not vise-like. Don’t babble, but do speak clearly, distinctly, and loud enough to be heard.
I publish a monthly newsletter for In Other Words…, my editing, writing, and talk radio company. In June, my main article was an homage to Ms. Maya Angelou, who had died just a few days before, on May 28th. I’m not going to reproduce the whole article here, I’m just going to give you this one section.