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The Power of Being an Introvert in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
August 24, 2012 – 9:58 am | No Comment
The Power of Being an Introvert in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“Mom, you’re reading that, too!?” My 23-year-old-son, home for a visit, was astonished to see that each of us had picked up the same book: Susan Cain’sQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That …

An Open Letter to Consumer Reports: 10 Misinformation Hazards in Your “10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements” Article
August 23, 2012 – 3:37 pm | 7 Comments
An Open Letter to Consumer Reports: 10 Misinformation Hazards in Your “10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements” Article

By James J. Gormley
It is personally disappointing for me that Consumer Reports, the flagship of the respected marketplace-empowerment organization, Consumers Union, has once again seen fit to arm the American consumer with detrimental misinformation regarding safe, …

The Importance of Fever
August 23, 2012 – 12:30 pm | One Comment
The Importance of Fever

Childhood fevers can be frightening, mostly because they are misunderstood.
A fever is an increase in body temperature above the “normal range.” But the definition of “normal” can vary from person to person. Body temperature also …

Is Your Tattoo Making You Sick?
August 23, 2012 – 12:28 pm | One Comment
Is Your Tattoo Making You Sick?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an investigation after new research turned up troubling findings about toxic chemicals in tattoo ink.
Recently published studies have found that the inks can contain a host of …

Dr. Lynne Fenton, The Batman Killer, Drugs And Drug Money
August 1, 2012 – 6:45 pm | No Comment
Dr. Lynne Fenton, The Batman Killer, Drugs And Drug Money

People don’t get it. The media don’t get it and they don’t want to get it. Billions of dollars are riding on the drugs Dr. Lynne Fenton may have prescribed to her patient, James Holmes, …

You Think GMO Is Scary? Nano Tech is Here, In Your Store
August 1, 2012 – 6:40 pm | No Comment
You Think GMO Is Scary? Nano Tech is Here, In Your Store

Nanotechnology is measured in billionths of a meter, encompassing all aspects of life from food to medicine, clothing, to space. Imagine hundreds of microcomputers on the width of a strand of hair programmed for specific …

Will Congress Let Monsanto Write Its Own Rules?
August 1, 2012 – 6:37 pm | No Comment
Will Congress Let Monsanto Write Its Own Rules?

The agricultural biotech industry — well, let’s call it what it really is: the chemical industry — has gone on the offensive as never before with a set of slippery policy riders to the House …

Battling the Dogma of Big Ag
August 1, 2012 – 1:07 am | No Comment
Battling the Dogma of Big Ag

I just read an article at the Hobby Farms website, Grow Smart: Keep Food Safe. I was frustrated with it for a number of reasons, but the underlying theme of this article was that we should be scared to raise our own food