New Wisconsin Laws Impact Health Care Providers

Several new statutes were signed into law by Gov. Evers last week intended to positively impact Wisconsin nurses, physical therapists, and mental health professionals. Increasing Penalties for Battery Against a Nurse Under Wisconsin law, if a person commits battery (i.e., intentional bodily harm without consent) against certain categories of individuals, such as firefighters, jurors, or […]

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Only Clean Jokes

It’s the height of flu season. Several of my friends and co-workers, and/or their families, have been hit and were down for the count. And the Coronavirus outbreak in China, which has already killed hundreds and infected countless more, has everyone on germ high alert. It reminds me of the episode of “It’s Always Sunny […]

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I Love These Vegetables

My wife loves to eat healthy. She loves broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and quinoa. She tries her darndest to make our family eat healthy, too. I wish I loved those types of food, but I just don’t. Even when I cover them with ketchup. Despite my best arguments, my wife does not consider ketchup a fruit, […]

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Get Out the Abacus

In several previous articles I’ve written about the fact that my wife and son have severe food allergies. For that reason, I’m thrilled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made tremendous improvements in food label requirements, especially when it comes to boldly identifying whether a food contains possible allergens. Again, in the best […]

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Special Delivery

A few weeks ago I caught the movie ‘Delivery Man’ on cable. It stars Vince Vaughn as David Wozniak, a slacker who drives a delivery truck for his dad’s butcher business, hence the title. But there’s a double entendre at work, as the movie takes a twist when a lawyer tracks Wozniak down to inform […]

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Explosion of Donated Bodies

When I was in college, the tune “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by the Crash Test Dummies, a Canadian alternative rock band, hit #4 on the U.S. charts. The chorus of this weird song was simply humming. A friend of the band who was in medical school suggested the name ‘Crash Test Dummies,’ the colloquial name […]

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Snuff Films

In addition to fireworks and cookouts, this 4th of July also included Netflix’s release of Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things.’ The streaming service’s drama is set in the early 1980s and focuses on four boys and their encounter with creatures invading from a parallel dimension. The gateway between dimensions was inadvertently opened by the federal […]

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Purity Can Be Taxing

Frank Sinatra is my favorite singer. In the 1950s, Sinatra popularized the concept album, which was a record containing songs focusing on a central theme. One such album was ‘Come Fly With Me,’ which was designed as a musical trip around the world. In addition to the title track, it featured the songs ‘Autumn in […]

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San Fran Ban

In the summer of 1983, my parents took my buddies and me to see ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,’ and it was absolutely awesome. In the beginning of the movie, Luke Skywalker infiltrates the palace of the vile gangster, Jabba the Hutt, to rescue Han Solo who was frozen in carbonite. Jabba’s palace was […]

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