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One Size Fits All Medical Solutions Suck

One of the concepts (and there are MANY) from My Big Fat Greek Wedding which I relate to is the father’s obsession with the ubiquitous usage of Windex as a one size fits all medical solution. My Russian father similarly resorted to his go-to resolution to remedy many health ailments: RUBBING ALCOHOL. If I got a bite, a scratch, a rash, a pimple, the solution was always ALCOHOL. ...more

The cure for unrequited love

My son is in love with one of my coworkers (well, as in love as a five-year-old can be). Whenever he visits my office, he gives her lots of hugs, tells her secrets and brings her chocolate from my candy drawer. She adores him and gives him lots of attention, playing her part in his little crush....more

My Natural Summer Medicine Cabinet

While most of the “medicine” in my home is found in my kitchen and garden, it’s also great to have a well-stocked natural medicine cabinet for those times when you need extra support.My natural medicine cabinet changes with the seasons, much like my wardrobe does....more

Side Effects

I have anxiety. No joke there, it’s just something that’s true that I’m admitting, which most people don’t know about me because I overcompensate so it doesn’t show.Whew, that felt serious for a minute. Did you get scared? Don’t worry, we’re not going serious. I’m about to compensate again to make everybody more comfortable…you know, like I do!...more

Stir fried Aloe Vera Curry

 A very healthy and nutritious stir fry made with Aloe Vera  The Aloe Vera plant has many cosmetic and medicinal properties.It is full of antibiotics which will fight off infections. It cures ulcers , prevents constipation, cures bacterial infections inside the stomach, reduces cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, soothens joint inflammation especially arthritis related swelling and much more. ...more

DNA Testing: The Future of Personalized Medicine?

Health concerns, hereditary illnesses, gene mutations, lifestyles, diets and the environment all form a very complex picture of our health and well being. The interplay of various science domains are coming to bear onto this aspect of our lives more than ever before: we are looking at interactions between biotechnology, bioinformatics, health management, nutrition and molecular biology....more

Vermont Health Connect

When the federal healthcare law was passed in 2010, an opportunity existed for a healthcare market, also known as a healthcare exchange. The Exchange in Vermont is called Vermont Health Connect....more