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HowToTakePills© Archive 2020

When is it OK to go to work sick?
Tue, Jan 7, 2020

Can you work, cough, and sneeze all at the same time?


Will memory pills help me find my car keys?
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Sometimes you get what you pay for. Often, you don't.


"Don't take that drug! It killed my mom!"
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Biologics are useful if the patient knows the facts. 


Does that medicine really work? Here’s how to tell.
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Often, a little research can be better than guesswork.


How hatred hurts us.
Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Does anger ruin our physical and mental health?


Do we shrink as we age?
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Remedy: Drink more water!


Why does the cold make us hurt more?
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Dreaming of warm days under the tropical sun doesn't make it so


What if we could see inside our own organs?
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Would we then take better care of ourselves?


Will my flu shot protect me from the coronavirus?
Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Coronavirus is hugely different from the flu. 


Must we really wash our hands?
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

It's not as if the fate of the world depends on it. Does it?


Are all germs created equal?
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

By definition, they all cause disease


Why does it take so long to make a vaccine?
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

We have both succeeded and failed.


How to survive a pandemic without toilet paper
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

1-ply, 2-ply, or no-ply?


Anxiety in the era of global calamity
Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Take a deep breath and slowly exhale.


An infected planet: What can save us now?
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Will science save us? Will faith deliver us?


Why do some delight in the pain of others?
Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Is it wrong, rude, or a form of depression?


Like a bad houseguest, how to give COVID the heave-ho
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Just use a little soap and muscle


Herd immunity - Can man overpower the coronavirus?
Tue, May 5, 2020

Outsmarting a virus can take time - but it can be done.


Should you tell others that you have cancer?
Tue, May 12, 2020

A secret can become a prison.


Can you die laughing?
Tue, May 19, 2020

Funny you should ask!


The shadow of your smile
Tue, May 26, 2020

Are facemasks the end of intimacy? 


Will COVID kill us, or will we do the job ourselves?
Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Anxiety brings out the addict in us


Do 'thoughts and prayers' mean a damn thing?
Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Can prayer heal? Or is it something science has yet to prove?


When you don't do what the doctor says
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Do not be surprised if those closest to you, turn on you. 


When an elephant gets an earache
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

A small infection can cause a mighty big hurt


Can allergies unhinge our minds?
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Depression and anxiety can accompany sneezing and wheezing.


Summer things that make us throw up
Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Swimming, tennis, carnivals, yes. Vomiting, no. 


Why folks who won't wear facemasks are jerks
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Is it really worth dying over?


Is there a roadblock in the cure for COVID-19?
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Halley's Comet may get here before a coronavirus vaccine


"I don't want any more chemo!"
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

"And I don't want chemo anymore!"


Internet report - The flu vaccine causes COVID-19
Tue, Aug 4, 2020

It's just a matter of how sick you want to get.


Should you go outdoors barefoot?
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking - but take heed. 


The mystery of the missing labels
Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Tag it or toss it!


What men wear under there
Tue, Aug 25, 2020

For your most private parts, don what works best for you


Does having a dog help you live longer?
Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Canine companionship can lead to a healthier time of life


Does having a cat help you live longer?
Tue, Sep 8, 2020

They are aloof, agile, and long-abiding


If you feel something, say something.
Tue, Sep 15, 2020

The early bird gets the cure. 


Watch your tongue! You may learn something.
Tue, Sep 22, 2020

The tongue can be used for both good and evil. 


"Dad said to just rub dirt on it"
Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Some surprisingly questionable first-aid attempts