Category Archives: Health

Lungs, Pancreas

Surprisingly, fewer than 10 percent of lifelong smokers will get lung cancer. Fewer yet will contract the long list of other cancers, such as throat or mouth cancers. In the game of risk, you’re more likely to have a condom … Continue reading

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Have a friend who has gone into delusionary states a couple of times, over the past couple of years. Is taking medication with neurological effects. Controls of some sort. Delusions not part of the noted side effects. Asked if anything … Continue reading

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“Scientists have found acute and chronic alcohol consumption interacts with neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, glutamate, and noradrenaline, although the details of the biochemistry involved is largely a mystery.” A friend commented as follows: In January, I decided to see if I … Continue reading

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Hit Memory

Knew somebody who used to use heroin a fair bit. Don’t know if regular enough to be considered an addict. Stopped using it after he nearly died from an overdose. Years later, said to me recently, “If the doctors told … Continue reading

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Running in the family

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): My mother’s life was shortened by the medical system. She fell down a couple of steps taking out the trash in the dark, breaking her ankle. It was diagnosed as a … Continue reading

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Have clients who have been in and out of psychiatric facilities, or in general psychiatric care, for decades. Marginal improvements. Remember this criminal defence counsel who would refer a client to another lawyer, if the client kept coming back with … Continue reading

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Phys Ed Primary

Leading up to acquittal, wanted to get out of high school quickly. Tired of being a focus of that particular attention. At the time, there was Grade 13. Had taken an extra course or so in Grade 11, so was … Continue reading

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Veterinarians and Mental Health

Came across this article in Western Producer, from last January. Veterinarians four times more likely to commit suicide than members of the general population. Consistent with research findings that females are at higher risk to suffer depression and anxiety disorders … Continue reading

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St. John’s Wort

And you’re wondering Who the Hell you are Take it every day, and carry it with me, all day. Chip on it, if and when the edge comes back. As it does. Can’t remember when it started. Maybe shortly after … Continue reading

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Heart and Dental

It happened again. Another client dying of a heart attack, in early 50s, a day following dental work. See so many people rushing back to work after visit to the dentist, instead of appreciating any necessary recovery time, as would … Continue reading

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