jdesouza's MedHelp Blogs https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/214105 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en Tiger Mom – So what can we learn from Amy Chua This is the continuation of my previous blog - Tiger Mom, Let's get the facts straight http://www.me jdesouza Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:40:00 -0600 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/263531/Tiger-Mom--So-what-can-we-learn-from-Amy-Chua https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/263531/Tiger-Mom--So-what-can-we-learn-from-Amy-Chua Tiger Mom – Let’s get the facts first…….. The morning after Amy Chua’s article “Why Chinese mothers are superior” I received a barrage jdesouza Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:24:29 -0600 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/263252/Tiger-Mom--Lets-get-the-facts-first https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/263252/Tiger-Mom--Lets-get-the-facts-first Knee surgery - Make sure you are fixing the real issue Hi, I've posted about my knee injury while playing with my kids on March 22, 2010. While putting w jdesouza Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:42:01 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/216975/Knee-surgery---Make-sure-you-are-fixing-the-real-issue https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/216975/Knee-surgery---Make-sure-you-are-fixing-the-real-issue Blood in Urine? Maybe not I went to the bathroom at night and thought I was not seeing properly as my urine looked pink. I rubb jdesouza Thu, 29 Jul 2010 17:58:39 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/216720/Blood-in-Urine-Maybe-not https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/216720/Blood-in-Urine-Maybe-not Low blood pressure, retinal detachement, or lightening I noticed that periodically I would see light flashes. Sometimes with my eyes open but more prominent jdesouza Mon, 14 Sep 2009 19:04:20 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/121424/Low-blood-pressure--retinal-detachement--or-lightening https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/121424/Low-blood-pressure--retinal-detachement--or-lightening Running Reflections - Overtaking others versus being overtaken Let me start this with a disclaimer - I know there are many runners who are non-competitive (or at le jdesouza Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:37:41 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/118093/Running-Reflections---Overtaking-others-versus-being-overtaken https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/118093/Running-Reflections---Overtaking-others-versus-being-overtaken Walking may be innate but running isn't - RunSafe I think a common misunderstanding of running is that running, like walking , is an innate ability and jdesouza Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:15:27 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/114414/Walking-may-be-innate-but-running-isnt---RunSafe https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/114414/Walking-may-be-innate-but-running-isnt---RunSafe Nothing hurts a lot but everything hurts a little - Aging and exercise As I get older I noticed two changes as I exercise. - The first is that I need more recovery time jdesouza Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:08:10 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/114392/Nothing-hurts-a-lot-but-everything-hurts-a-little---Aging-and-exercise https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/114392/Nothing-hurts-a-lot-but-everything-hurts-a-little---Aging-and-exercise Sleep more and lose less Over the last few months I have been testing the idea that I tend to gain weight when I am sleeping l jdesouza Sat, 15 Aug 2009 12:17:53 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/113577/Sleep-more-and-lose-less https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/113577/Sleep-more-and-lose-less What I talk about when I talk about running - Haruki Murakami I recently flew back from Japan and before boarding the flight I bought the book "What I talk about w jdesouza Wed, 12 Aug 2009 01:24:11 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/112689/What-I-talk-about-when-I-talk-about-running---Haruki-Murakami https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/112689/What-I-talk-about-when-I-talk-about-running---Haruki-Murakami Why the Japanese live so long.... reflections while soaking nude in the hot springs I just returned from a week in Japan and spent two nights at a hot spring. This is a really busy time jdesouza Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:17:10 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/110858/Why-the-Japanese-live-so-long-reflections-while-soaking-nude-in-the-hot-springs https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/110858/Why-the-Japanese-live-so-long-reflections-while-soaking-nude-in-the-hot-springs The inertia of weight gain One of the difficulties of trying to lose weight is that it is a system with a lot of inertia and so jdesouza Wed, 03 Dec 2008 17:59:55 -0600 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/45423/The-inertia-of-weight-gain https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/45423/The-inertia-of-weight-gain China Earthquake - miracle of life I just read a very touching story about the China Earthquake. While going through the debris they fou jdesouza Tue, 20 May 2008 12:48:16 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/11272/China-Earthquake---miracle-of-life https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/11272/China-Earthquake---miracle-of-life Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power - 900 Calories My son likes Jamba Juice and when we go there we order a small and share it amongst four of us. I've jdesouza Tue, 06 May 2008 12:26:37 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/10304/Jamba-Juice-Chocolate-Mood-Power---900-Calories https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/10304/Jamba-Juice-Chocolate-Mood-Power---900-Calories Avoiding compounding injuries Having played sports very actively for a long time I've learned how easy it is to compound injuries. jdesouza Sun, 13 Apr 2008 01:56:25 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/8686/Avoiding-compounding-injuries https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/8686/Avoiding-compounding-injuries Dermabonded back together I managed to cut my eyelid and was wondering if I might need to get some good old fashioned stitches. jdesouza Fri, 14 Dec 2007 03:36:24 -0600 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1603/Dermabonded-back-together https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1603/Dermabonded-back-together Eyelid twitch For the first symptom of prolonged sleep deprevation is an eyelid twitch. It can drive you crazy and jdesouza Sun, 11 Nov 2007 10:41:09 -0600 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/800/Eyelid-twitch https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/800/Eyelid-twitch Blackberry Syndrome ??? Do you periodically get mysterious vibrations in your leg reach done to get your blackberry and reali jdesouza Sat, 27 Oct 2007 11:19:07 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/432/Blackberry-Syndrome- https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/432/Blackberry-Syndrome- Geographic tongue!! I noticed that I was getting spots on the tongue where the papillae (small bumps on the tongue) were jdesouza Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:24:07 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/402/Geographic-tongue https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/402/Geographic-tongue I love that you can now add a photo to a journal!!!! This is really great. here is a collage of my son. jdesouza Mon, 22 Oct 2007 11:14:54 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/340/I-love-that-you-can-now-add-a-photo-to-a-journal https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/340/I-love-that-you-can-now-add-a-photo-to-a-journal