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This explains how some people reason when it comes to masks.
11/13/2020

This explains how some people reason when it comes to masks.

11/11/2020

Today: 11/11/20
Next Examiner issue date: 11/20/20.

11/06/2020

News report - The number of U.S. states where Coronavirus cases are dropping: 0

Whether you are or you are not, doctors recommend reading this issue cover to cover. Either way, it's going to help.
11/06/2020
Medical Examiner Nov. 6,2020

Whether you are or you are not, doctors recommend reading this issue cover to cover. Either way, it's going to help.

That page one question...more people are answering "no" than at any time over the past 50 years and more. But there are ways to restore health and happiness and overall salubriousness even when the world around us is in disarray. That's what much of this (and every) issue is about, cover to cover, s...

Good advice!
11/02/2020

Good advice!

11/02/2020
JHU’s Daily COVID-19 Data in Motion: Nov. 2, 2020

This is an interesting visualization of a number of COVID trends.

Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of November 2, 2020. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For...

10/23/2020

Are you a QUOTATION PUZZLE fan? If so, you probably saw the glitch in the grid in the Oct. 16 issue. That has been repaired, so at least the online version is correct now. You can print it out and solve it. #wordpuzzle #famousquotes

This is why we can't have nice things.
10/20/2020

This is why we can't have nice things.

Sunny & clear at your house? You'd still better read our page 1 forecast. It could save your life.
10/16/2020
Medical Examiner 10-16-20

Sunny & clear at your house? You'd still better read our page 1 forecast. It could save your life.

Listening to the weatherman could save your life. Read our page one story to see how. Of course, there's a story on page 9 about how to protect lives with some delicious eating too. There are many ways to be salubrious, some with immediate consequences, others long-term. All matter equally, but it's...

If this mindless jet can wear a mask, I'm pretty sure intelligent people like you and I can too. #maskup #wearamask
10/13/2020

If this mindless jet can wear a mask, I'm pretty sure intelligent people like you and I can too. #maskup #wearamask

10/13/2020
This story reminds me of a famous quote: "The truth doesn't care if you believe it's the truth."
10/12/2020
‘What are we so afraid of?’

This story reminds me of a famous quote: "The truth doesn't care if you believe it's the truth."

Tony Green, on dismissing, denying, contracting and spreading the coronavirus.

COVID-19 MISINFORMATION IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISISPretty good dose of reality. And it's only about 10 minutes long. Worth...
10/12/2020
The Podcast by KevinMD: COVID-19 misinformation is a public health crisis

COVID-19 MISINFORMATION IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
Pretty good dose of reality. And it's only about 10 minutes long. Worth it.

"Government officials, regardless of political affiliation, should seek sound medical advice before communicating with their constituents. Appropriate public health information should be shared so that constituents are not harmed by following misinformed medical information. Government officials, ne...

10/06/2020

REPORT: LSU officials will eliminate wellness checks for fans at entry points at Tiger Stadium in order to reduce lines at this weekend's game against Missouri.

After all, their stadium •is• known as Death Valley.

Let's be consistent, people.
10/05/2020

Let's be consistent, people.

10/02/2020
Medical Examiner 10-2-2020
10/02/2020
Medical Examiner 10-2-2020

Medical Examiner 10-2-2020

This month ranks as a 10 because it marks our return to print. Since April the Medical Examiner has been online only, but as we speak, newsstands and news racks sprinkled across the metro area are brimming with crisp new copies of Aiken-Augusta's Most Salubrious Newspaper. And if you're wondering wh...

This pandemic has been engulfed in misinformation and mixed, often contradictory messages almost from the start. It's pr...
10/01/2020
Trump Is ‘Single Largest Driver’ Of Covid-19 Misinformation, Cornell Study Finds

This pandemic has been engulfed in misinformation and mixed, often contradictory messages almost from the start. It's probably to be expected with a "novel" virus, but in the months to come expect a world-record amount of post-pandemic analysis, and a mountain of recommendations from the Let's-Learn-From-Our-Mistakes Department.

Trump declared hydroxychloroquine a “game-changer” and once suggested injecting Covid-19 patients with disinfectants such as bleach.

BREAKING NEWS: The Medical Examiner returns to print this week for the first time since early April, when COVID restrict...
09/29/2020

BREAKING NEWS: The Medical Examiner returns to print this week for the first time since early April, when COVID restrictions made distribution difficult and unsafe. We'll be delivering to newsstands around Aiken and Augusta beginning Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 30). Many medical offices are still restricting access, but if you want deliveries to return to your office, let us know.

09/29/2020

This week a number of tragic COVID milestones have come and gone: 200,000 deaths in the US and 1 million worldwide are the two most notable. Taking all reasonable precautions is still a wise course.

It is amazing how many people subscribe to this idiotic reasoning. I just read a post on NextDoor by a man who referred ...
09/28/2020

It is amazing how many people subscribe to this idiotic reasoning. I just read a post on NextDoor by a man who referred to the pandemic as "all this crap," and said wearing masks "is all about control." That statement cannot be logically or rationally defended.

09/23/2020

This is so 2020.

09/23/2020
Does it or doesn't it? It does.
09/21/2020
Wearing a mask protects you and those around you

Does it or doesn't it? It does.

New research co-led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests face coverings reduce viral exposure, limiting both transmission and severe disease. But is that evidence enough to turn the tide of public opinion now that masks have become politicized?

Some things never change. This is from 1919. An estimated 500 million people were infected, and worldwide as many as 50 ...
09/15/2020

Some things never change. This is from 1919. An estimated 500 million people were infected, and worldwide as many as 50 million people died from the Spanish flu pandemic.

This is real life in 2020.
09/09/2020

This is real life in 2020.

09/06/2020
How do you help a grieving friend?

How do you help a grieving friend?

(sharing this video? using it in a training! Great! Tag or email us and let us know, and be sure to give proper attribution.) It's so hard to know what to do...

This issue holds the record for the most salubrious edition we have ever posted in September of 2020. Woo hoo!
09/04/2020
Medical Examiner 09-04-20

This issue holds the record for the most salubrious edition we have ever posted in September of 2020. Woo hoo!

Let's go from anger mismanagement to anger management, shall we? As it turns out, we can all just get along. We'd also like to introduce several other salubrious topics: how to handle a 4-year-old, for instance (literal 4-year-olds, not the adults on page 1 who just ACT like 4-year-olds; how to eat....

08/31/2020
Cops Called on a Woman for Not Wearing a Mask in Trader Joes | Palos Verdes California

This is what complete, total, unmitigated ignorance sounds and looks like. Incidentally, if the 99% survival rate she keeps repeating translates to a 1% death rate, about 3,300,000 people will die in the US alone. Apparently that's ok by her. NOT FUN FACT: In July, the US death rate from COVID-19 was 3.8%.

Woman does not like to wear a mask all the time due to breathing her own carbon dioxide causing her problems and not believing the hype of this current situa...

Anti-maskers, it's as simple as this.
08/27/2020

Anti-maskers, it's as simple as this.

If you're wearing a mask and it's doing its job, the outside of the mask could be contaminated. Anytime you touch it, th...
08/25/2020

If you're wearing a mask and it's doing its job, the outside of the mask could be contaminated. Anytime you touch it, think of this image.

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08/21/2020

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Pretty tragic in these times. Remember the January, 2020 issue of The Medical Examiner, before we ever heard of COVID-19? "Stick With The Science"... whether it is with nutrition or anything else... look at the facts and data...You can re-read the column here: https://sites.google.com/site/wbkscience/
Dietitians, you have your work cut out for you.
My wife likes to garden and loves all creatures, its Sunday and I ask her what she'd like to do today. Her response, "How about we pick up a bird feeder", I have to say that was not even close to being one of the top 10 things to do on a Sunday for me. I reluctantly say, "sure", happy wife happy life, right ladies? So off to my favorite store we go, Home Depot. I figure I can go play with tools and grunt & moan with other like males about the new power tools and which latest tool to get. My wife & I meet at the checkout and off we go back home. Aaah back home, She goes to the backyard to play with her birds and I plop on the couch with remote in hand - ah I love Sundays. No more than 10 minutes go by and I hear the door open and my wife yells, "Honey?" - me "Yes Dear" her - "I could use your help" - in my head, "DAMN" - me out loud, "sure babe be right there". I pause the TV as to not miss any commentary, take a breath, put on my happy face and head to the garage. What's up hon? She asks if I could help put this pole together and stick it in the ground for her. Well, of course, nothing like a woman in need of my muscle to beat my chest, grunt & feel like the Man I am. Piece of cake. Fast forward 4 hours, she is making dinner and out the window, she sees a bird. She instantly bursts into "Oh honey come quick there is a sparrow eating from the birdhouse, hurry it's a baby sparrow." You can imagine what I am thinking, Really Hon, Right now, I don't really care about birds dear, ESPN2 is on…….etc. out loud I say "I am coming hon be right there". As soon as I get to the window, I look out, focus on the baby sparrow, my wife puts her arm around my waist as if to say, "see isn't that beautiful" when all of a sudden a huge black crow swoops down and grabs the sparrow and flies off! I instantly break into one of the best laughs I have ever had in my life. She is in horror at what she just saw which of course makes me laugh even harder. She starts to hit me, saying "stop that, you're so mean, that's terrible…..etc. I say "hey you wanted a birdhouse". I get hit again, but as I leave to go back to my throne, I say "but hon anytime that happens again, call me cuz I do want to see that, that was awesome!". I get a dirty look, you know, most likely no sex tonite look, but I have to say it was worth it. I laugh as hard as the day it happened whenever I think about birds. Laughter truly is the best medicine.
Medical updates!
Best issue of the year so far!
This is scary. This looks a lot like my student nurse's uniform and classroom when I was in school thousands of years ago! So much has changed in 40 yrs. We no longer wear a cap, or a dress. Most of us wear scrubs and running shoes.
Have a question about food, diet or nutrition? Feel free to post it on AskDrKarp or private facebook message or email [email protected] If I use your question for a Medical Examiner column, I will change your name and/or location, to keep you anonymous. My answers are what are called "No-Nonsense Nutrition" answers...that means that if you are interested in what the facts and data show, then ask a question. If you are interested in a testimonial approach to nutrition based on people's feelings, perceptions or what their relatives, friends and neighbors say, then then these answers are not for you...
Enjoyed going to Waynesboro to speak to The Exchange Club...all because of my columns in The Medical Examner!.... https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1777261719020397&id=1148604001886175
I just received an interesting question from a reader stimulated by my recent column on soft drinks in The Medical Examiner. The question concerns whether there is any relationship between the artificial sweetener in Diet Coke, aspartame, and oral ulcers. Searching PubMed (Ovid), the source for peer-reviewed, evidenced-based information, worldwide....searching from 1946-present, there were 1167 published scientific articles on aspartame, 2078 articles on mouth ulcers but zero articles relating aspartame to mouth ulcers. So, in spite of all the non-evidenced-based, testimonial statements you read on social media, there is no scientific evidence that aspartame causes mouth ulcers... The reader also asks why aspartame and phenylalanine are to be avoided by people with phenylketonuria, yet it appears in diet sodas. "If it's so dangerous, why ("the hell"...her words) is it in there?" she asks. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inborn error of metabolism. People with PKU have problems metabolizing phenylalanine. Aspartame is converted to the normal amino acid, phenylalanine, in the body. If untreated, PKU can lead to intellectual disability, seizures, behavioral problems, and mental disorders. PKU occurs in about 1 in every 12,000 babies and is screened for at birth. If a baby has PKU, she or he is put on special formulas and a special diet to about age 10. Aspartame should be avoided by these individuals because it is converted into the normally non-toxic amino acid, pheylalanine, in the body. Phenylalanine is a naturally-occuring amino acid and is present in just about every protein you eat, whether from plants or animals. It is not a problem for humans without the metabolic disease, PKU. The red warning label on Diet Coke is to warn individuals with PKU not to drink Diet Coke or any other diet sodas with aspartame in it. The warning does not apply to individuals without PKU. I hope this clarifies the issue of aspartame, phenylalanine and mouth ulcers. Regards, WBK
I just read the article about money and happiness on the front cover of the April 7th edition. I really enjoyed it. So true.
I'll be with Deke Cophenaver tomorrow, Friday, 06/22/17, 10:30 a - 12 noon, on his radio show, "There It Is," https://www.facebook.com/dekecopenhaver/ You can call in (706) 863-5800) and ask me questions if you want. You can also listen to the show, live, on WGAC 95.1 FM/580 AM or on the web at wgac.com. You can watch the show on Facebook Live on Deke's page, below. So, feel free to call in...if I use your question for a Medical Examiner column, I'll change your name to keep you anonymous...I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to call in... your question will add interest to the show. Regards, Warren Karp www.wbkarp.com