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October 19, 2008

Newsletter 10/19/2008

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:08 pm

Welcome the mid October were people turn to thoughts of final race for chase in NASCAR, football, fall color change, and stoking up the fireplace.
October brings many various stuff and so does this week’s newsletter.

One of the first things that comes to mind is food. So what about a food dictionary?
Direct from their home page…
“Search our dictionary of more than 4,000 food terms and you’ll never have to eat your words. Just type the word or phrase you’re looking for in the box above and select the “Go” button. If you’re unsure of a term’s correct spelling, just type in the first few letters.”
http://www.epicurious.com/tools/fooddictionary/

Since we are talking about food, wonder on over the Calorielab to see how much of that stuff called food is really costing you. OK, if your just curious as to which state has the fattest people and which state has the leanest, you can find the results at the link below. This site is worth cruising as it has much to do with calories both good and bad. PS My home state is the leanest.
http://calorielab.com/news/2008/07/02/fattest-states-2008/

What do you do with your scraps? Give them to Fido? Is Fido healthy? Are you concerned about the health of your pets? My little ball of fur of a dog is getting a little plump or is he just solid muscle? Who knows. Anyway I found a good resource for all pet owners. From the laboratories of Merck, comes the Merck Veterinary Manual. The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 50 years. The first MVM was published in 1955 and introduced at the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since its introduction, the MVM has been eagerly adopted by the veterinary profession as a practical and comprehensive resource worldwide.


http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp
What about our health? The National Center for Health Statistics’ Web site is a rich source of information about America’s health. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, they compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. They are a unique public resource for health information. A government source worth bookmarking.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs


While I was at the Merck site looking up info on Fido, I continued on the human section of the site and found this.
“MerckMedicus gets you information you need when you need it. Not only do we want you to have the necessary resources at your fingertips.
Just in case you don’t have enough toolbars  on your browser, MerckMedicus offers Internet Explorer and Firefox users the MerckMedicus Toolbar. This toolbar sits at the top of your browser -a quick access, dedicated method to searching the medical resources on MerckMedicus.
http://www.merckmedicus.com/pp/us/hcp/templates/tier2/SearchTools.jsp

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