Weekend Mashup: June 28th

Here is the weekend mashup, articles from the week that won’t get a post of their own. Let’s start with some ballet. Here is an amazing tool for eating with Parkinson’s disease. An Irish Ashtangi …

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Pain Tolerance is Fascinating

A few years back I read a novel, Ingenious Pain, by Andrew Miller, about a man who felt no pain. I remember liking it though I can’t for the life of me remember exactly what …

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What Is A Sprained Ankle?

Spraining my ankle—which means that I over stretched or tore some ligaments— last week was no fun but things are proceeding well enough. While the ankle and foot looks much worse I am fairly pain …

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Reconstructed reality: underpinnings.

Sharon’s blog: Day Books I’m watching the World Cup.  And so my thoughts turn back to knees.  Yesterday I saw Luis Suaréz (Uruguay) thrilling second goal against England, a very short time after knee surgery …

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The Three Joints in the Elbow

There are three joints in the elbow which allow the hand to be moved to and from the body. The upper extremity is made up of three bones—the humerus (or arm), the radius and the …

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