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Health

Check With Your Doctor: the Hypocrisy of Our Current Health Care Policy

Check With Your Doctor: the Hypocrisy of Our Current Health Care Policy

“Be sure to check with your doctor”; oh, you don’t have a doctor?  Then die.  Quietly – please.  (One of our nervier congressmen actually uttered something very similar on the floor of the House of Representatives this spring during the health care debates!) It seems […]

Please Can We Create a Sensible Recycling Method for Supermarket Vegetable Waste?

Please Can We Create a Sensible Recycling Method for Supermarket Vegetable Waste?

Because of our perverse American insistence on spotless, wrinkle free vegetables supermarket vegetable departments throw out garbage cans full of good produce everyday.  Yesterday morning I went shopping at the Barracks Road Kroger in Charlottesville.  To get to the jicima I had to edge past […]

Schools Walking: A Practical Way to Exercise With Our Children

Schools Walking: A Practical Way to Exercise With Our Children

Over and over I read about how we MUST get our children away from the television and doing regular exercise. This at a time when many kids no longer have scheduled physical education classes during the school day and to many live in neighborhoods where […]