A collection of related notes since stuff disappears from the web every once in a while. 1894 – first treatment for hypothyroidism developed involving desiccated thyroid glands from cows 1914 – thyroxine first isolated in pure form from extracts of hog thyroid glands 1927 – hormone synthesized by British chemists Harington and Barger 1958 (1955?) … Synthroid
Nuts. Resurfaced (minor compared to past flare-ups) this morning after no issues for at least a month. Not fond of the idea of surgery. Hmmph!
During a recent visit to the dentist, I was offered an oral cancer screening using a product called ViziLite Plus (Zila Pharmaceuticals). Given a $65 price tag that is not covered by insurance, I accepted the marketing literature but politely declined the screening until I had a chance to do my own research. Apparently, everyone … ViziLite
Surgeon General Sees 4-Year Term as Compromised. Why would anyone try to water down a report on secondhand smoke? Who is bought and sold? Former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona told a Congressional panel Tuesday that top Bush administration officials repeatedly tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports because of political considerations. The … You tell me it calms your nerves
After nearly a decade of morning workouts, I have started shifting to evening workouts. Getting up before 5:30am is just too brutal. Gitmo: The Worst of the Worst?. Life is quite nice here (despite my being incredibly busy with work) so it is very easy to forget to be angry about things that should piss … …
A nice guide on ergonomics from (gasp!) Microsoft.
Power Steer: I used to think people who pushed for organic foods were a bunch of tree-hugging freaks, but this article about beef cattle really got me fired up. 😉
I had thought originally that the hospital would be an interesting place to work, but now I find it rather depressing. How to Read a Statement of Cash Flows
At 3:45 this morning, I let an empty G train pass. Screw that.
Feeling pretty good today. Extra sleep is finally working its magic. Lots of clean-up to do this week. NFL preseason is just a week away…