Tag: Health

Preventing Football Head Injuries

It’s increasingly obvious that powers-that-be in football at all levels have to make some changes to protect players from head trauma. MEMS-based accelerometers are obviously super cheap now; why aren’t these in every football helmet made, along with necessary processing […]

Just plain interesting links

* “If air travel was like health care”:http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/st_20090926_4826.php * “Value added by universities”:http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/09/value-added-by-universities.html. Interesting way to rank

Revolutions in dentistry

Toward the end of the dentist drill? — I grew up with a great family dentist but since adulthood my experiences have not been as good, and I sure hope that technologies like this come to fruition. I hope a […]

Grabbag of software links

* Switch Between Your Gmail Accounts — hmm this has been an impediment to spawning more accounts * Paypal toolbar gens one-off credit card numbers — always liked the one-off credit card idea; at one point some ecommerce sites didn’t […]

Nutrition Data

Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Squash, winter, acorn, cooked, baked, with salt — great site for detailed nutrional analysis of any food product.

Great experience at the Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic: Gastroenterology and hepatology options and information at mayoclinic.org — recommended if you really really need some help. Everyone we met in the gastro department was top notch, very patient-focused.

Grabbag of links

* The blockbuster bestseller is dying. “…the evidence shows we are moving away from a winner-take-all society, not toward it” * Solar powered flickering candles. Ordered for Halloween * Great lens guidance from bob and rich. I now know infinitely […]

Living Forever

Eric recommend “Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever”:amazon by Kurweil and Grossman. Interesting read. The high level recos make a lot of sense and are not particularly new — eliminate sugars and processed carbs from the diet, […]

Why I've been quiet

Among other reasons, we’ve been learning lots of new medical vocabulary in our household: clostridium difficile, celiac disease, lymphocytic colitis, flagyl, budesonide, not to mention tamiflu and telithromycin. Not all this was eventually important to know but it has been […]

Duck and Cover not helpful

Great pointer on marginal revolution to a discussion of earthquake survival — basically asserting that the duck and cover strategy is a sure way to get killed, instead you want to huddle next to massive objects. Makes a lot of […]

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Current Books

Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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