Browsing Month April, 2012

We Need Your Type

By wisequack at April 29, 2012 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

We Need Your Type

In order to teach my eager troop of Boy Scouts a thing or two about civic responsibility, I decided to change this Thursday evening’s activity from “creating pipe bombs from chipmunk poop” into a “trip to the blood bank.” Wide-eyed, (ah to be wide-eyed again) they filed into the Canadian Blood Services to learn why every responsible healthy adult should more...

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Which is Better, Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation?

By wisequack at April 29, 2012 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment

Which is Better, Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation?

The military has an odd knack of referring to any nerve racking medical procedure as a "parade", as though the thought of a marching band, twirling batons and juggling politicians in clown suits, lessens the inevitable discomfort. "NEEDLE PARADE" for example is the lining up of the troops for inoculations. My personal favourite was "VAS PARADE" when, every Friday more...

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Laser Therapy

By wisequack at April 29, 2012 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

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You Can Find Pleasure By The Foot

By wisequack at April 29, 2012 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

You Can Find Pleasure By The Foot

Did you know that you can find pleasure by the foot...in fact, at the ankle to be exact.  Because when it comes to scratching, the ankle region produces the most pleasure for your pruritis according to research published in the British Journal of Dermatology.  These findings are based on data produced by world-renowned itch specialist Gil Yosipovitch (honest...that’s more...

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Things Go Better With Coke

By wisequack at April 29, 2012 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

Things Go Better With Coke

Although we have heard the commercials that say ‘Things Go Better With Coke’, this might not always be true in the case of drinking too many cases of the stuff (as evidenced by the recent reports of the New Zealand woman who consumed 2 gallons of the beverage per day until her unexpected death).  According to researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and Harvard more...

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Arthritis Myths

By wisequack at April 22, 2012 | 11:25 am | 0 Comment

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Resisting Resistance

By wisequack at April 22, 2012 | 11:24 am | 0 Comment

Resisting Resistance

Meet my eldest son. Age: 18 Height: 6’1” Weight:190 Occupation: Hockey player IQ: Hockey player Physique: Muscular, as in tossing opposing players through boards Favorite novel: Horton Hears a Who Favorite cuisine: “Qwizzing??? I don’t like qwizzes.” “Dad, the boys and I were talking on the bus on the way to the game. Somebody asked if anyone more...

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What is Morton’s Neuroma?

By wisequack at April 22, 2012 | 11:19 am | 0 Comment

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Don’t look now but your body is being brutally damaged by something you are wearing. Tongue stud? Tight Fruit of the Looms? Barry Manilow T-shirt? Sure, but even worse are your loafers, pumps and stilettos. A study conducted in China several years ago compared the relationship between footwear and foot problems. It concluded that umpteen billion Chinese who did not more...

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Health Benefits of Golf

By wisequack at April 15, 2012 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

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Drinking a Glass of Warm Milk Helps You Sleep

By wisequack at April 15, 2012 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

Drinking a Glass of Warm Milk Helps You Sleep

For centuries, we have heard that drinking a big glass of warm milk before bedtime helps us fall asleep but is that true?  The answer is YES...ingesting a quantity of slightly warmed milk does help us achieve a few more zzzzz’s.  However, if the milk is too warm (from sitting on the bedside table all day), your stomach will end up keeping you awake (and in the more...

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