I also have what I call the “Poor Man’s X-Ray”. If someone thinks that something’s broken on their body, I grab it, give it a good squeeze and a shake, and ask them if it hurts. If they say “Yea that hurts” it’s probably not fractured. If they say “YEeeeeEEaaargh!!!” it probably is.
The evidence strongly suggests that all diets work (when they do) by reducing caloric intake – period. Everything else is the unnecessary ritual that derives from the dubious fluff “theory” that is used to market the diet. There are techniques that genuinely help people to control their caloric intake, like tracking their food intake and meal replacements, but theories about low carb, low fat, avoiding or eating specific foods, eating at times of day, etc. are all irrelevant variables.
Since the time of the French Revolution, ideological opinions have been classified most often in terms of a single left-right dimension. This usage derives from the fact that late-eighteenth century supporters of the status quo sat on the right side of the French Assembly hall and its opponents sat on the left.
This little tidbit is more trivia than EMS/fire service knowledge. It was from an Annual review of Psychology article I had to read for a social psychology class. The article was incredibly boring (as I find most social psychology articles) but this little gem stood out. I, previously, had no idea why liberal and conservatives were referred to as left and right wing. You really do learning something every day!
The article was Jost et al (2009). Political ideology: Its structure, functions, and elective affinities. Annual review of psychology, 60. 307-337. doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.60.110707.163600
Scene assessment is a dynamic and continuous reevaluation.
This burn injury quote is the second from a great July, 2008 podcast by Dr. Jeffrey Guy. The first quote, posted the week of April 26th, was that what may present initially as a first degree burn today may be a third degree burn tomorrow. If you have not checked out this specific podcast I strongly encourage you to do so.
It hurts less to roll your eyes at my redundancy than it does to smack your head in frustration.
“Someone who is perennially surprised that depravity exists, who continues to feel disillusioned (even incredulous) when confronted with evidence of what humans are capable of inflicting in the way of gruesome, hands-on cruelties upon other humans, has not reached moral or psychological adulthood. No one after a certain age has the right to this kind of innocence, of superficiality, to this degree of ignorance, or amnesia. ””
Susan Sontag (2003), Regarding the Pain of Others