Tag Archives: Lifebridge Health

seasoned interviewage

old man looking, CC BY-ND image by artisrams via Flickr
old man looking, CC BY-ND image by artisrams via Flickr

Yes. Right. Website. I have one of those. On it!

Here are a couple of interviews I did quite awhile back, but are still worth checking out: back in March of 2011, I chatted with Baltimore magazine about patients using blogs to talk about their medical experiences, and more recently in December, I contributed to Lifebridge Health’s blog about World AIDS Day.

toxoplasmania and pregnancy

Cassini relaxing in the protective clutches of Deimos, cc by-nc-sa image from DocOperon via Flickr
Cassini relaxing in the protective clutches of Deimos, cc by-nc-sa image from DocOperon via Flickr

Liz over at the Lifebridge Health Blog prostituted my knowledge for a solid article on the risks of toxoplamosis infection in pregnancy – namely, that there is a far lower risk of mothers acquiring the infection from cats and passing it along to the fetus than many believe.

Few things trigger our fear-brains more than the threat of infections, and few conditions prime us to listen to our fear-brains more than when we are pregnant. This particular fear not only causes social consternation, but can lead to pets being abandoned or dumped for no truly good reason. Liz’s piece is a rational and accurate assessment of the issue.