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Why Mathew Perry’s Death from Acute Ketamine is Problematic

Mainstream media is reporting that Mathew Perry died from the acute effects of ketamine after an autopsy report was released on December 12th, 2023. I’m an anesthesiologist of 25 years, published books and SPEAK about mental disease and ketamine. Perry’s death seems straightforward, until you delve into the autopsy report…

CYCLING AND THE CURIOUS PROBLEM OF THE PROSTATE

Few things completely change everything in a person’s life in one moment. This happened to me during a recent doctors visit. I went in for my yearly physical and also for some minor urinary problems. I suspected a medication was causing me urinary retention. The...

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY – WHAT ARE TBI AND CTE?

So last week we talked about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). There is actually a big difference between TBI and CTE even though they both have to do with damage to the brain from trauma. CTE is a progressive degenerative...

GRAVEL RIDING AND LOWER BACK PAIN – PART TWO

Incorrect Spine Setup It’s odd to think of your spine as a bike frame that needs to be setup, but it is not far from the truth. A bit simplistic, but our spines are a complex frame of bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that function much like cables and...

HOW TO TEST YOUR BLOOD HEMOGLOBIN AT HOME

Testing your hemoglobin without taking your blood has been a possibility for quite some time. We have been using this technology in the operating room for some years. Basically, it consists of using several wavelengths of light that measure the absorption of light in...

HOW TO TEST YOUR BLOOD HEMOGLOBIN AT HOME

Testing your hemoglobin without taking your blood has been a possibility for quite some time. We have been using this technology in the operating room for some years. Basically, it consists of using several wavelengths of light that measure the absorption of light in...

TOLERABLE RISKS? PHYSICIANS AND YOUTH TACKLE FOOTBALL

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article, “Tolerable Risks? Physicians and Youth Tackle Football.” Some of the highlights of the article was about the rates of concussion in youth football and how the minors and parents are apparently making...