Hospital Surgery 5: Prostatectomy Cures BPH

Prostatectomy is the ultimate and definitive cure for prostate enlargement (BPH). This blog installment describes my experience with this operation, which I count as a surgery success. I have divided this blog post on hospital surgery into five installments. They … Continue reading

Hospital Surgery 4: Prostate Enlargement Versus Cancer

Prostate enlargement (BPH) and prostate cancer are common conditions requiring vigilance by all men. BPH is more common and requires either medications or a surgical cure. I have divided this blog post on hospital surgery into five installments. They treat … Continue reading

Hospital Surgery 3: Recovery & Discharge

Recovery is the first thing on the patient’s mind following surgery success. This blog installment describes my recovery time in the hospital after waking from anesthesia until my discharge. I have divided this blog post on hospital surgery into five … Continue reading

Hospital Surgery 2: That Scary Anesthesia

Anesthesia drugs used in hospital surgery are rightfully a source of great concern. This blog post describes my experience with the anesthesia process and what you can expect. I have divided this blog post on hospital surgery into five installments. … Continue reading

Wine Headache – the Mechanics and the Cures

Wine Headache – Guest Post by Ann of DontTellTheJoneses.com People have been enjoying wine for centuries. Wine enhances the taste of meats, produces a warm fuzzy feeling and lavishes the senses. However, less enjoyable are the “migraine” like headaches that may follow the … Continue reading

Website Updates: How Blogs Avoid Slow Death

Website updates are necessary for online articles to remain useful. This post describes how I keep ArtChester.net current and describes several tools that I’ve found helpful. Why would you care? This discussion of website updates may be entertaining if you like … Continue reading

Better Lemon Drop Martini with Rough Lemon

The Rough Lemon offers strong, fresh flavor to mixed drinks and island recipes. This bumpy citrus is 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter (6 to 7.5 cm) and you may find it in farmers’ markets in Hawaii. My familiarity with … Continue reading

Lemon Drop Martini, with Hawaiian Enhancements

Lemon drop martini, anyone? Hawaiian enhancements can bring this cocktail to an entirely new level! Note added 2/7/2019: In this and the following blog, I have corrected the name of the Hawaiian fruit from “Kaffir Lime” to “Rough Lemon.” What is a … Continue reading

Best Hawaii Lodging, Transport & Touring

Best Hawaii lodging is the third major element for the visitor planning that first Hawaii vacation. And as soon as you know where to sleep, you’ll be concerned with how to get around and how to make the best use … Continue reading

Best Hawaiian Islands for a First Visit

Best Hawaiian islands: How do you ever pick and choose? The previous blog (Visiting Hawaii) gave an overview of Hawaii designed for the first visitor – or for the repeat visitor wanting some additional commentary. This installment (Best Hawaiian Islands) … Continue reading

Ethics Research & Vampire Destroyers

Ethics is the topic of two fascinating recent research studies. One of these studies will protect you from an evil vampire boss! The other will make you hesitate before buying or even getting into a self-driving car But first: Ethics … Continue reading

Drug Ads & Food Labels: Don’t Be Suckered

The American Medical Association recently targeted drug ads as a health hazard. Food labels push the same emotional buttons to mislead the consumer. This blog helps filter out the spam and learn the facts about what we put into our … Continue reading

Maui Walk, with Zombies and Mongooses

A Maui walk is a healthy (and free) way to enjoy one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Here’s a Maui walk with extra attractions: mongooses and zombies! Nola and I enjoy walking for exercise and our home in … Continue reading

Snoring Cures – Menu of Options & Strategy

Snoring Cures! Do you sound like a freight train at night? Snoring cures are the topic of this blog, following last week’s installment on Snoring Science. Be sure to read that blog for the danger signals that should cause you … Continue reading

Hemingway Champagne & A New Year Toast

Hemingway Champagne is a cocktail that toasts you right back. It says, “Happy New Year! And by the way, you’re witty, sophisticated and good-looking!” This blog traces the history of Hemingway Champagne, an especially pleasant way to enjoy wine. Also, … Continue reading