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Thanks to KLD and folks around here for all the advice and practical tips over the years.

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What fighting "quad belly" looks like

by Spitzbub on 05-21-2019 at 08:05 AM
It's another brainchild of Dr. Justin Bickford at Aspire PT, Huntsville, TX. I describe a problem and the gears in his head start to turn, and he's got a lot of 'em.



The consensus is that quad belly is loss of muscle tone around the torso after you've sat in a chair for years. Belly fat is a suspect too, but I eat lean and cut back on adult drinkies with no effect.

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A new Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

by Spitzbub on 05-15-2019 at 10:35 PM
Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

There are ADA rooms, and there are accessible rooms ? and often those are two different things.

27 years after the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, most hotel rooms are completely unusable to many disabled Americans. Hoyer lift users are shut out by box platforms beneath beds, i.e., almost all hotel beds. Independent travelers in chairs are shut out by beds too high to transfer. Beds and sinks

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Learn FAST

by Spitzbub on 04-29-2019 at 10:52 PM
John Singleton and Luke Perry suffered strokes in their early 50s, but my bud Vanita Whitsell survived a severe one at 38, and even teens have them, so please learn. Miss you, Uncle Mike.

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Big mo for Medicare For All

by Spitzbub on 04-28-2019 at 05:24 PM
With across-the-board support, even from Republicans, the momentum is stronger than ever for expanding Medicare coverage to everyone. Why? Maybe it's the declining life expectancy. Maybe it's that US healthcare is twice as expensive as in other countries, with shabbier results. Maybe it's because a great percentage of personal bankruptcies involve medical costs or that over 40% of cancer patients run out of money for medicine. If you've ever been trapped in a job for years because of a pre-existing

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Down the Escalator: Why escalators in O'Hare Airport's terminal of the future?

by Spitzbub on 04-08-2019 at 07:31 PM
Chicago Tribune's Blair Kamin takes star architect Jeanne Gang to task for heavy reliance on escalators in her $8.5 billion O'Hare terminal redesign. Gang creates brilliant structures, including this one, and her multilevel airport design lets plenty of natural light into the airport experience. Kamin, however, argues that the escalator plan complicates and frustrates travelers, and with breakdowns like what occurs at other airports, could even put pressure on national traffic patterns.

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