My visit to the 20th annual Mars Society conference

October 25, 2017

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The Mars Society is an advocacy group for human settlement of Mars. In brief, going to Mars, or other celestial bodies, is important because we can’t stay on Earth forever. Whether it be finite resources, potential dinosaur like asteroid, or the ever expanding sun, we need to go other places. There are two impediments to […]

Can football players have HEALTHIER brains than everybody else???

October 23, 2017

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We’ve seen NFL players have less risk of cardiovascular disease, and cancer…and they live longer than the general population. –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? (They also have less risk of domestic violence.) What we didn’t see there though was NFL players having healthier brains. Neurodegeneration is more likely to kill a former […]

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The peril of evidence based obsessors

October 18, 2017

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In the 1980s, healthcare made a concerted effort to move towards evidenced based medicine. That the treatment a doctor prescribed should be backed by research, meaning (ideally) randomized controlled trials, placebo groups, large sample sizes, independent researchers. Yes, incredibly, this was not already standard. Not that everybody is doing it these days, but the idea […]

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Be part of a knee pain study

October 16, 2017

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I received the below email from some knee recovery researchers who came across The biggest mistakes ACL patients make. The comments of that post has become a bit of a safe place for people to detail their ACL experience. Many read the post and previous comments and have a “Oh my god, yes! I’m not […]