What’s black, white, and read all over?

Answer: The Medical Examiner, although to be fair, it also has blue, green, yellow, red… pretty much the whole spectrum. If you don’t believe that, click over to page 16 for proof. On that same page: where Pink Floyd and healthcare intersect. Also: the debut of a new series sponsored by Queensborough National Bank profiling exceptional figures in Augusta’s long …

This issue is a real yawner

The cover story is, anyway. It’s about the mystery of why we yawn. Researchers can’t quite figure it out. It’s a fascinating subject. Even so, expect to yawn as you read it. Plus a couple of dozen other intriguing topics, including all you’d ever want to know about cooking oils. Clip and save! This post is #1,111 on this blog.

The new & improved Feb. 19 issue

(New and improved? That means we fixed a few typos that were in the print edition. So this is even better, if you can believe it.)

The Final Issue

Here it is, the final issue of 2015, issue #24 of this year, and issue #228 in the Medical Examiner’s long history. The next edition, Issue #229, will be dated January 8, 2016. This may be our best issue yet, beginning with the One-Two punch on page 1: constipation and our can’t fail holiday diet. Does it get any better …

Can you be fat AND suffer from malnutrition?

If you’ve ever heard the term empty calories, you know the answer is yes. We take a look at this issue in pre-observance of Malnutrition Awareness Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2). Granted, it’s not something you think about every day, but if you do, you may realize you know someone who is malnourished: a friend, neighbor or relative who …

I have issues.

Here’s one right here, for example: What’s in this puppy? Well, there is a NEW COLUMN DEBUT: “Kid’s Stuff: Notes from a Pediatric Intern” on hot weather hydration; plus Men’s Health on stress; Rene Le Fort and his cadaver research; The Money Doctor on disability insurance; Bad Billy: Why are drugs so expensive?; World Medicine; poison ivy; brain fitness activities; …