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Hello potential contributors, A few times we have tried to get back to someone who has emailed us with a request that we look at something they wrote. But when we try to email them back, we get a spam blocking message to the effect the we have to click or email somewhere else, because they have their privacy filters or whatnot set so they only get emails from people they pre-approve or have on a list or whatever. People, that's rude. If you want to sell your writing and get people to respond to you, after you contacted them, you need to disable this or not do it, because once an editor gets...
We promised you more blog posts--blog posts at You&Me are for tidbits; history, health tips, information for contributors, announcements and so on. We produce all our blog posts in house, and do not accept guest posts. So without further ado- Being more active: A beginner’s guide You can’t spend five minutes on the Internet at Pubmed or Jstor or whatever searching for heart disease research without running into a solid fifty years worth of articles that reveal that (gasp) active people (whatever that means in that particular study) have less heart disease of the artery clogging type. It’s...
We have been so bad with our blog, just so bad you guys. We are going to try to be better and use this space for factoids, messages, updates and off-topic material going forward. We promise!
A reminder for contributors and potential contributors. We require submissions, when we request the article, to be in "electronic media" formatting. This means single spacing between sentences (no double spaces!) block paragraphs with no indentations, and a space between paragraphs. Thanks!
We are always happy to receive submissions and we want all our “query-ers” (queriers?) to be happy too. So from time to time we like to post ways you can make it more likely that your submission will be successful. Today’s hint: Don’t write a list. By list, we don’t mean the famous Internet format. We don’t do a lot of lists, but we aren’t against that. What we mean is the piece that tries to cover a life time’s worth of experiences in 1000 words. You end up with a virtual list. “I remember the time I got cancer. The diagnosis made me sad. Then I had surgery. Then I had chemotherapy. Gosh,...
We didn't get a lot of action on our current poll, but what we did get did not show any preference among the choices. People seemed to equally be interested the topics of families, cancer, etc. We've put up a new poll, so, as they say, vote early and vote often!
Our contributors are doing some amazing things (besides writing for You&Me.) Akil Wingate is a musician as well as a writer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jesIqrH8Z4s Francis Diclemente writes prose and poetry: https://francisdiclemente.wordpress.com/ Kevin Carlson has been involved in filmaking: http://filmmaker178.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=4156484&item=603
Our contributors get up to some amazing stuff when they aren't on You&Me America's Medical Magazine. For example: They write books! Aimee Heckel http://www.aimeeheckel.com/#!resume-books/c10yw ​Anessa L. Haney http://www.amazon.com/Anessa-L.-Haney/e/B00ITHSV84 ​Angil Tarach-Ritchey http://www.amazon.com/Angil-Tarach-Ritchey-RN-GCM/e/B006LLWY0G ​Brett Weiss http://www.amazon.com/Brett-Weiss/e/B001JS0BCO ​Carol Gee http://www.amazon.com/Carol-Gee/e/B00MI8DJ0A ​
To recap: The Candidates Andrew Jackson Woodrow Wilson Franklin D. Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Which candidate "wins" the prize title of "America's Sickest President?" Remember we are judging on two axes or prongs: The degree of debility and the impact on the presidency. Fourth Runner up: Andrew Jackson. Jackson had a lifetime of very significant medical problems, but it's unclear if they had much impact on his presidency or indeed, were that much worse than what many people endured in the paleo-apocalyptic landscape of America in the beginning of the 19th century. Third Runner up: FDR...

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