Experts Everywhere! The Dunning-Kruger effect is on full display

This topic has come up more than once with Dinner Table Doctor during the pandemic. Most recently we were having a simple alfresco snack of bread and cheese and wine with friends (recipe for a yummy cheese appetizer follows 😊). We were talking about Facebook and laughing at ourselves and others since we have all … Continue reading Experts Everywhere! The Dunning-Kruger effect is on full display

Are you Health Literate?

October is Health Literacy month, when all kinds of individuals and institutions from libraries to hospitals to doctors and schools call attention to the problem of health literacy and try to promote solutions. Information about health is difficult for many people to understand and therefore to act upon. The internet is full of misinformation, and … Continue reading Are you Health Literate?

Insomnia – Steps for a good night’s sleep

Last night around 2AM I lay in bed wondering if Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston might actually get back together. Then I wondered if anyone thought to lock the back door and what I should make for dinner that evening. I wrote two short stories in my head and I decided exactly what I should … Continue reading Insomnia – Steps for a good night’s sleep

A Missed Dinner Party: how amnesia changed our plans

** Although I don't normally say who I'm writing about in these posts, in this instance my mom gave me full permission! One evening, Dinner Table Doctor never made it to the dinner table, but we still had one of our more interesting medical discussions. A few years ago DTD and I were just about … Continue reading A Missed Dinner Party: how amnesia changed our plans

Freaky Friday – Intense Exercise vs. Snakes in the Kitchen

Every evening before dinner, DTD comes home from work and exercises. He is very disciplined and rarely misses a day. He will frequently remind the rest of the family that we each need 30 minutes of exercise a day and much of that should be moderate to high intensity, meaning we need to get into … Continue reading Freaky Friday – Intense Exercise vs. Snakes in the Kitchen