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Laughter truly is 'the best medicine'. Take a happy pill, humour heals, it hurts when I laugh, a stitch in time saves nine...we have heard them all or just about - Shilo Zylbergold

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Thank God for Medicare

Thank God for Medicare

Considering I was born in the 6th month of the 49th year of the last century, you might say I had just won the jackpot in cancer’s Blotto 649

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Doctor, Doctor, Where Art Thou?

Doctor, Doctor, Where Art Thou?

What do you do when your family doctor tells you that you’re not wanted any more? Who do you turn to when retirement or relocation forces your doctor to ask for a divorce? Is there life after being set adrift from the person who knows all your secrets?

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AEDs: The Power to Save Lives

AEDs: The Power to Save Lives

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to save a life. You just need to know where you can find one, and it will practically do the rest itself

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5 Ways To Get Rid of Belly Fat Spam

5 Ways To Get Rid of Belly Fat Spam

What is belly fat and why is everybody so obsessed about it? Is it contagious? Can you pick it up it from a toilet seat? Everything you never wanted to know about belly fat but were too bored to ask.

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Prostate Cancer Part Deux, Here I Go Again

Prostate Cancer Part Deux, Here I Go Again

When all is said and done and the experiences I have had over the last little while have become just another hot flash in my memory, I want cancer to be only a footnote in my life story as opposed to a chapter heading

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Prostate Cancer - Now What?

Prostate Cancer - Now What?

I tried to assess my options. I asked myself how much time is enough time. Would sticking around another ten, fifteen, maybe twenty years really make that much difference to me or the rest of the world? As with most choices, there was a down-side to dying

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Pity the Poor Cigarette Smoker

Pity the Poor Cigarette Smoker

The smoker has become shunned by society and pushed farther and farther towards its dark recesses and outer fringes. Are there any solutions to alleviate the pain that smokers are suffering?

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Big Al's Used Organ Lot

Big Al's Used Organ Lot

The demand for viable organ transplants is not going away any time soon. We are either going to have to find an ethical and honourable way of solving this enormous problem or the day of "Big Al’s Used Organ Lot" may not be so far away

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Shoot the Messenger

Shoot the Messenger

Medical watchdogs have been warning the public about various hazards. Why don’t we listen - Shilo Zylbergold