Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

“Battle of Weight Versus Gain in Ski Jumping” (Robert Moyer)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

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morning workout
my belt still hiding somewhere
beneath my stomach

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Headlines:

“Battle of Weight Versus Gain in Ski Jumping” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Perceptions: Doctors, Patients and a Clash of Priorities” (Robert Moyer)

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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post-surgery
a question bounces off
the doctor’s back

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Headlines:

“Perceptions: Doctors, Patients and a Clash of Priorities” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Protesters Picket Insurance Lobby” (Bill Waters)

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

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………………..healthcare reform—
………………..taking better care
………………..of lobbyists?

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Headlines:

“Protesters Picket Insurance Lobby” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Waters (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Hospital Gown Redesigned to Save Patients’ Modesty” (Bill Waters)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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………………..hospital gown makeover—
………………..patients’ dignity
………………..covered

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Headlines:

“Hospital Gown Redesigned to Save Patients’ Modesty” (BBC)

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Poem by Bill Waters (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Men in search of healing turn to tea ceremonies” (Michael Henry Lee)

Friday, May 28th, 2010

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removing a tempest
from the teapot—
dojo sado

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Headlines:

“Men in search of healing turn to tea ceremonies” (Mainichi Daily News)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Alex Moore Suicide: Alabama Teen Bullying Victim Jumps to Death” (Michael Henry Lee)

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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prom checklist—
corsage, tux, limo
bodyguard

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Headlines:

“Alex Moore Suicide: Alabama Teen Bullying Victim Jumps to Death” (Cyber Bullying News)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. Our deepest sympathies to the family of Alex Moore.

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“Viagra for her: real or playing on a new insecurity” (Bill Kenney)

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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flibanserin
the name is enough
to give her a headache

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Headlines:

“Viagra for her: real or playing on a new insecurity” (Independent)

“FDA: Female Viagra Makes Women Woozy, Not Sexy” (My Stateline)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Has the elixir of youth come of age? Scientists claim that by 2012 they will have developed drugs that delay the ageing process” (Diane Mayr)

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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before he arrives
she applies lipstick and blush
…doctor’s rounds

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Headlines:

“Has the elixir of youth come of age? Scientists claim that by 2012 they will have developed drugs that delay the ageing process” (The Independent)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Claim: Green Tea Can Help Lower Blood Pressure” (Robert Moyer)

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

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fish eyes bubble
in the boiling water
evening tea

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Headlines:

“The Claim: Green Tea Can Help Lower Blood Pressure” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Navy Bans Tobacco Use on Its Submarine Fleet” (Diane Mayr)

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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next port
sailors stock up
on lifesavers

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Headlines:

“Navy Bans Tobacco Use on Its Submarine Fleet” (New York Times)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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