Gongol.com Archives: March 2009
Brian Gongol


March 18, 2009

Health Today is self-exam day
Take a minute or two and conduct some basic self-screenings for cancer. Early detection saves lives. There's lots of misinformation about cancer that finds its way around the Internet, largely because we've been trained to wait expectantly for some sort of magic-bullet solution to cancer. But cancer risks can be significantly reduced through a balanced diet, exercise, and early detection and treatment. Meanwhile, science is making great progress towards improving genetic detection, which holds great promise for some types of cancer. Instead of forwarding hoax-ridden e-mails about "cancer cures" and false threats, people should instead remind their friends and family to assess their health once a month.

Business and Finance Foreclosures are concentrated in just a handful of states

The United States of America No crystal ball required: Taxes will be much higher in the future
Looking at the current deficit projections, it's clear that the Federal government is going to dig the deepest hole in history with its spending for as long as we can project. The collections agents will come calling before we know it.

Broadcasting Former KCCI anchor Jeanette Trompeter laid off in Minneapolis

Science and Technology The Oregon Trail is now a 24-hour trip
Consider that next time you hear someone say "This is the worst economy we've ever had." There's no doubt that there are fiscal and financial problems left and right. But let's not forget the tools at our disposal for making things right. We are far more advanced than at any time in the past, in both technology and knowledge, and if we're too stupid to fix our problems with those tools at our disposal, then we're a pretty hopeless species.

Broadcasting Podcast: Daylight Saving Time has to go
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Broadcasting Podcast: Some thoughts on those giant towers north of Des Moines
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Water News Federal energy grants may be hard to come by

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