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January 5, 2012 • By Dan Hinmon, Principal
Over the holidays I ended up in urgent care when my helpful husband suffered a bad burn due to a scalding accident. Let’s just say cooking garlic mashed potatoes for 35 dinner guests requires using lots of heavy pots filled with boiling water, and the lids aren’t always as secure as you think they are.
We’ve invested in bandages and ointment and he’s healing well, but I couldn’t help think that an already unpleasant experience could have avoided being even more unpleasant if the clinic had taken advantage of mobile phone technologies and paid attention to their web presence. (more…)
March 24, 2011 • By Dan Hinmon, Principal
Remember in 2002, when My Big Fat Greek Wedding became the sleeper comedic hit of the year? And remember what Gus Portokalos recommends for almost every ailment in the film? “Put some Windex on it.” That’s right, the familiar odorous blue glass cleaner. On your skin. I’ve always wondered how many unsuspecting citizens tried this remedy at home after the movie…
Well, although the Windex theme in My Big Fat Greek Wedding was obviously a joke, it reflects the variations of bad advice many of us carry around as we try to navigate health issues. I had a friend whose mother told her never to sit on cold cement or she would be infertile. I had another friend who thought giving her child more cold medicine than the recommended dosage would help her or him get better faster. And I can think of multitudes of bad nutrition advice that has been doled out, practiced, and then discarded through the years (“Eating fat-free cookies won’t make you fat!”).
January 26, 2011 • By Dan Hinmon, Principal
Last year many of my friends became moms for the first and second time. And whether it’s their first or second baby, they all have something in common: they love to surf the Internet for information related to caring for their babies.
They often post questions on their Facebook pages, directed at fellow moms. They ask questions ranging from what kind of medicine to give their coughing infant, to how to soothe them after a trip to the doctor for shots, or even suggestions for brands of cloth diapers.
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