. . .The health care system might work better if we didn’t have so darn many people. Plus look around you. Birth control is a good idea. If you are too forgetful to take your daily pill, you probably will forget to read HA everyday, but be advised anyway that Johnson & Johnson has issued a warning on the Ortho Evra patch. Apparently this thing oozes too much estrogen too fast. This can lead to world-class PMSing and even worse, fatal blood clots. If you look down and there is a patch on you (and it doesn’t say “Kick Me”), give the doc a call.
. . . Speaking of having more people alive, smoking rates are…ta-da…dropping! Only 20.9 percent of adults now indulge, down from 21.6 percent in 2003. This has trended downward since the 1990s, encouraged by state-wide no-smoking bans, nagging spouses, and outdoor smoking areas whipped by Force 5 winds and Minus Ten chill factors.. Smoking is higher in men than women, and in poor people rather than rich people. Poor people! The ones who can least afford the stinky things.