Shake, Bump, or High Five? The nature of germs

This picture shows the powder transferred during a handshake simulating germ spread.  According to this picture we should have handshake free zones in our health care settings to deter the spread of pathogens. The fist bump has been declared the healthiest of all kinds of greetings. They are 20 times more hygienic than handshakes and 10 times cleaner than high-fives according to the Monday online … Continue reading Shake, Bump, or High Five? The nature of germs

New Rules Limit Contact in High School Football Practice

When I lived in a small central Texas town I was on call every Friday night. I had seats on the 50 yard line and the team physician knew exactly where my seat was. Usually, he just turned around and motioned for me to get up and drive to the hospital a couple of blocks away.  I have seen my share of concussions, broken bones, … Continue reading New Rules Limit Contact in High School Football Practice

Ready, Puff, Go in Washington State

It’s just hours away when the state of Washington has the first licensed recreational pot stores open. Many of the just awarded licensees received an email in the early morning hours today. This has been 20 months in the making since the recreational use was legalized. As the emailed notifications were received, shop owners began placing orders with some of the state’s licensed growers.  Some … Continue reading Ready, Puff, Go in Washington State