Your Health    

Take care of your body. It's the only one you'll get.

   Get plenty of sleep   
   Eat a good breakfast   
  Brush your teeth twice a day    
   Don't drink alcohol   
   Don't smoke    - Besides causing cancer, cigarettes are expensive. It's like a regressive tax because the poor pay more than the rich as a percent of their income. (Maryland has 1 $2 per pack tax and the federal government takes another 49 cents. A pack costs about $5, so this is a 50% tax rate!)
   Don't take drugs   

 Be an IQ vegitarian - eat the dumbest animals first: fish, turkey, chicken
   Bicycle indoors  
   Wear a helmet

Be honest with your doctor. He or she won't tell us.

Mistakes I made

  • chewing ice. In the long run, 30 years later, I think it broke a tooth
  • Jumping out of trees, jumping off roofs, jumping from anything to impress people, and prove to myself I could do it. In the long run, I believe I damaged my knees and hips. Kids Health Staying Healthy

    ExRx - Fitness Testing

    Creating a Healthy Home

    SHould patients be told of better care elsewhere?

    NEW YORK times By DENISE GRADY Published: January 5, 2009

    Studies, like PLoS Medicine have confirmed the common-sense notion that practice makes perfect, and the medical profession has known for at least 30 years that how well people fare after surgery often depends on where it was performed. For a given operation, outcomes are generally best at “high volume” hospitals, which perform it often. The difference between high- and low-volume centers is not just the surgeon’s skill, but also the level of expertise in other areas that are crucial after surgery, like nursing, intensive care, respiratory therapy and rehabilitation, Dr. Koniaris said. The same principles apply to treating cancer.

    For people who want to find out how a specific hospital performs in treating certain illnesses and performing operations, the government Web site provides information. In addition, some states require that hospitals publish their infection rates; that information is at

    In 1900 only 1 in 100,000 lived to see the century mark. Now one in 10,000 can expect to celebrate a 100th birthday, according to gerontology studies.