The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep, Part 1
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The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep, Part 1

It’s 4:00 a.m. — Have You Seen My Sheep Anywhere?   We all love ourselves a good night’s sleep, and they’re mighty important to our health. It’s been awhile since I had one, though. Only hours ago I was staring at a clock reading 3:21 in the frigging morning, so I’m feeling mighty qualified to … Continue reading

Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice
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Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice

Reboot Camp Post #4: Good Thing I Enjoy Protein It’s been 8 weeks since I kicked off my “Reboot Camp” with a diet–the Atkins Diet, specifically–and it’s time for an update. Let’s start with a little background on the plan itself. THE SCIENCE OF ATKINS Unless you’ve never had to lose a few pounds (lucky … Continue reading

Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing: Tough Call
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Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing: Tough Call

For my next badge work I was a little surprised to learn that gene mapping is central to a badge task. Scouts are asked to look into an illness that’s linked to genes, then consider the pros and cons of genetic tests. Would a scout want to know what potential diseases that lay waiting in her … Continue reading