Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Quit whining and go get your flu shot

  I swear, if I hear one more person say that they don’t get a flu shot because they got the flu from a flu shot, I will smite myself. For the last time, people, you cannot get the flu from getting a flu shot. You really can’t. It simply is not possible because, as …

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New look, same old Dr Smiter

Hello, loyal readers! Nope, your eyes are not deceiving you – Dr Smiter’s Blog has had a bit of a makeover. Having joined the Dark Side (i.e., Facebook) a while back, I was finding to my horror that these posts didn’t show up in a very attractive format when I tried to “Share” my writing …

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“You’re fat, and getting fatter”

Dear Doctor, What more do you want from me, exactly? For years, I’ve tried to be a good patient. I really have. I’ve done pretty much everything recommended by the medical profession (and health gurus, and newspaper nutrition columnists, and Canada’s Food Guide, for that matter) and still, according to you, I’m still not good …

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Daddy Oh

Over the Christmas holidays a friend’s little niece told me she sometimes got picked on because she doesn’t have a dad. This struck me as odd, given that about half of today’s kids grow up without meaningful contact with anything resembling a father. It’s like mocking someone for having brown hair. So I told her …

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