Family wearing protective face masks

By now, everyone hopefully realizes that masks save lives. But, few people know which masks are effective and which provide a false sense of security.   Researchers at Duke University have studied mask effectiveness and have some advice for us.  Masks that received a thumbs up from Duke researchers include: Fitted N95 and KN95 masks; Three-layer…

Read More
Man on Mars

Offered through Groupon (57% off of the regular price) Tucked between the usual daily Groupon offerings of dental braces, Costco memberships, and manscaping shears, was today’s extra-special offer of 57% off the price of an acre of land on Mars.   This Groupon offer immediately caught my attention.  After all, staking a claim to land on…

Read More
Man With Low Back Pain

I have chronic back pain and I don’t know many adults who don’t suffer like me.  And, COVID-19 is making things worse for me and many others.    Why are we suffering more back problems?  It’s a combination of lack of exercise, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.  Most of us are sitting around doing less but…

Read More

The National Gaucher Foundation estimates that 1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews, those of Eastern European descent, carry one or more fatal genetic mutations.  This problem arose because for thousands of years, the Eastern European Jewish community only married and inter-married within a closed society.  At some time in the past, specific genetic mutations occurred and…

Read More