Monthly Archives: March 2014

Post 110 – Measles Outbreak in the OC

I got one of those health alert emails from one of the schools I teach at informing me of a measles outbreak!   What is Measles? Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes. Measles spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with […]

Post 109 – USA Sled Hockey Players Journey to the Gold Medal

I watched the Paralympics last weekend – the US beat the Russians in Sled Hockey! They talked about an inspiring video that features how these players got to the team. They all suffered some injury where they lose the ability to use their legs. I encourage you to look at the video, which goes over […]

Post 108 – RIP: Dr. Frank Jobe, developer of Tommy John Surgery

Dr. Frank Jobe transformed many baseball pitchers’ careers with his revolutionary surgery that bears his first patient’s name. In 1974, he as the team doctor for the Los Angeles Dodgers when Tommy John’s pitching elbow fell apart. The ulnar collateral ligament had ripped – this normally meant the end of the pitcher’s career. The surgery […]

Post 107 – Health Effects of Springing Forward

As we spring forward this weekend, I heard there are more heart attacks and car accidents, so I wondered why?! I didn’t get the complete answer I wanted, but this is what I found out. When we move our clocks, it changes when our bodies are used to sunlight. Light is the principal time cue […]