Tag Archives: Don’t

Some autistic children may prefer cats as they don’t hold eye contact

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre A young boy who has mild autism at home with his mother and their family catPaul Doyle / Alamy The fleeting way cats make eye contact may explain why some autistic children develop stronger relationships with pet cats than pet dogs. The “less intrusive glance” of cats, compared to the “long gazes”… Read More »

Don’t Underestimate Doctor On Demand – CEO Hill Ferguson on the Era of ‘Tele-Everything’ Healthcare

Health Tech Aug 12, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH JUST before the Teladoc-Livongo merger was announced, I had a chance to catch up with Doctor on Demand’s CEO, Hill Ferguson. The future for telehealth, he said, is “bright green” — and I’m pretty sure it’s looking even greener now! Doctor On Demand has stood… Read More »

Don’t be afraid to say “Black” when asking about someone’s culture

On the morning of George Floyd’s funeral less than ten miles from our medical center in Houston, I was avoiding the word “Black.” Despite wholehearted pride in the strong Black presence in our community health center’s physicians, staff, and patients, I felt a loss of words that Tuesday morning. There was simply too much pain, grief, and… Read More »

Don’t Adopt A Bat

Even if you think that bats are adorable little creatures stay away from them and please don’t bring one home for a pet. It turns out that bats are the leading cause of acquired rabies. The CDC reported that 70% of the reported cases of rabies in the U.S. were attributed to bats. The other… Read More »

Diet where you dont eat before noon

For over a decade, I have maintained a gluten-free diet, because I have celiac disease. Although my weight has remained fairly stable over the last 10 years, every so often I will gain a few pounds that I want to lose. Because I already restrict what I eat, diets that include food elimination are challenging… Read More »