Death Breath

Alison

I learned two new words this weekend, “putrescine” and “cadaverine”.  These are both chemicals that make dead bodies smell bad. What I learned this weekend is that they are also two of the culprits in bad breath. I found this out by watching

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Hand Holding

Alison

While driving into the office today I heard yet another great NPR story. This one was about a train in the NY Subway that was stuck underground, without power, for two hours. The conductor is a very nice woman who did her best to calm the riders

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Painless Parker

Alison

I don’t think I realized that Painless Parker was a real person, but he was. In my mind he and Alfred E. Neuman, a fictional character, were sort of intertwined.

While Painless is a flamboyant name, it was actually his legal name. After he was

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Black Back Teeth

Alison

I was watching a disturbing movie this past weekend, “Extremities”, with Farrah Fawcett. I don’t recommend this movie unless you like super dark, intense, and violent movies. I actually turned it off as it was too much even for me. However, a scene

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Imagine

Alison

Dr. Urban once blogged about a dentist buying John Lennon’s tooth.  I didn’t think too much about the story until I heard about it again last month on WAMU’s, Moring Edition, with David Green who said, “A Canadian dentist bought one of John

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Natural

Alison

“It’s a prevalent misconception that something ‘natural’ must be ‘safe’ to consume . . .” (p.17) is the quote from Thomas A. Viola RPh CCP that caught my eye in the, “AGD Impact” magazine Feb 13th volume.  

This is indeed a misconception that

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