Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This ancient paradox filled the minds of the great philosophers Aristotle, Plutarch, Macrobius and Anaximander who all considered it a “great and weighty” problem. Not sure what else was going on back then, but even 2000 years later, it has not been satisfactorily solved. A Newer Paradox […]
Ever been to your local DMV? Maybe you needed to register a car, or get or replace your driver’s license. As a dedicated old car guy, and putting it nicely, I have not found the DMV to be a good model of our government’s ability to run smoothly, work efficiently or adapt quickly. However, don’t […]
Ask a woman how many irregular periods she’ll have before she gets concerned or gets medical help. The answer is two, or maybe three at most. That fast. Do men have a similar barometer of health? Honestly, what besides pain or a threat-to-life brings young men to medical care? Answer: not much.
Can being infertile kill you? Granted, it’s a disease, but is it really a “deadly” one? You might get that impression from recent press headlines: “Sperm Problems Tied to Death in the Near Future” “Low Sperm Means Shorter Lifespan” “Male Infertility as Sign of Premature Death” Not so fast, cowboy! Let’s look at things a little […]
Name a disease that’s about half as common as diabetes, affects both sexes and is running rampant in developed countries? Obesity? Good try. How about infertility? Ah, but is infertility really a “disease” you ask? You thought it was something that happens to a minority of otherwise healthy people, right? Well guess again. What is […]