q health | Anne Hodgson

All the news of home just gives you the blues

WTF? “Senate Republicans succeeded early Thursday in forcing a change in a measure altering President Barack Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.” How is that possible? It’s enacted. Something that is signed into law IS law. I just don’t get it. […]

My name is Lisa

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. “My Name is Lisa” is a prize-winning short film about Alzheimer’s Disease, which causes gradual memory loss and is still without a cure. The filmmakers say 250,000 children, age 8-18 are caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It’s very hard on kids, though my nieces and nephews will probably […]

A Stroke of Insight

At the age of 37, at the height of her career, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor had a stroke. She witnessed the functions in her left brain hemisphere shutting down.

Blackbird Singing

I find myself at 4am sitting by the open window with a soothing cup of tea and listening to the blackbirds singing. There are two of them, and they sing at intervals.