This is my last post for the foreseeable future. I’ve been writing this blog for the last 10½ years. For a lot of the time it was daily, but recently I switched to three times weekly, and then to twice a week. Now I find I’m repeating my advice, only slightly modified by new published medical results. It’s really all about lifestyle: eat right, exercise a lot, be socially active, and, of course, don’t smoke, drink too much, or do drugs. Remember the J-shaped curve for alcohol, salt, calcium supplements, and dark chocolate intake, as well as for systolic blood pressure as you get older . . .
Regular visitors to these pages are urged to take care in searching the Internet for medical information. Please consider WebMD, Mayo Clinic, and the National Institutes of Health websites as reliable sources; you can also use the search function on the right to look in my older posts, but remember most of them are already out-of-date.
I’ll check back after my break to see if I want to pickup blogging again.