The state’s four year old ban on smoking in most indoor places came before the Ohio Supreme Court today. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler says it’s being framed as a case pitting the rights of private property owners against a popular public health crusade.
Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Middle Fall
"As the afternoons grow shorter and the early evening drives us home to complete our chores," wrote Henry David Thoreau, "we are reminded of the shortness of life, and become more pensive….. We are prompted to make haste and finish our work before the night comes.
All across the northern half of the United States, the chemical changes in the foliage that became noticeable six weeks ago now accelerate until the fragile landscape turns all at once, reinforcing Thoreau’s reminder.
This episode features Dr. Michelle Au, an anesthesiologist and author. Since medical school, she has been writing The Underwear Drawer, a blog about her life inside and outside of medicine. Dr. Au has authored the book This Won’t Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies) and also a medical comic strip series entitled “Scutmonkey,” which details both the lighter and darker humor of the modern medical education process.
Over the years, certain vitamins and minerals have been touted as useful in warding off cancer, dementia and other diseases. That’s often followed by studies that disprove the claim or raise serious doubts. The cycle continues this week with news from the Cleveland Clinic about megadoses of vitamin E. Anne Glausser from member station WCPN has the details.