What is the CSMR! CA Bear The California State Military Reserve is the official state defense force, and enables the Golden State to do more. It is a part of the California Military Department, along with the state’s National Guard and Air National Guard. Its mission is to augment the National Guard in a variety of support roles, and to specialize in homeland defense and emergency management missions. READ MORE ....


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Expiration dates – a costly myt...

This article is more informative than medical/technical. It’s about expiration dates. They are now found on all medication containers: ‘Expires March 1, 2015’’; ‘Discard after April 7, 2014’ These ‘warnings’ are put there by the pharmaceutical companies. They are works of fiction. Think about it. If the ‘expiration date is, say, December 15, does that […]

Sleep – its cause and its cure ...

SLEEP AIDES Insomnia is a common complaint. Usually non-chemical techniques are effective. The sleep environment ought to be dark, ventilated, the bed comfortable, and quiet. Sex is an excellent aide. The post-orgasmic period induces sleep. Meditation and self story-telling, a bedtime story or one created by the sleeper takes practice, but works. A patient had […]

Sleep – its cause and its cure

Part one of two parts – “Does the average man get enough sleep? What is enough sleep? What is the average man? What is does?” Robert Benchley 1936 “Sleep which it knits up the raveled sleeve of care.” Murray Shakespeare In 1937, Alfred Loomis and colleagues researched sleep with the electroencephalogram. They identified five sleep […]


“Life is pain.” Roland Kent, 1956 The International Association for the Study of Pain‘s widely used definition states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”  This is like defining the Pacific as ‘A mass of water between North America and […]

Every thing you didn’t particularly w...

Medical scholarship began with Hippocrates some two thousand years ago. He wrote much about disease, based on superb patient observation. For example, he recommended lithium as a calming medication. It was not established as an anti-manic drug until 1948. Galen, another classic physician, theorized about blood circulation. He was considred the authority for about fifteen […]

Muscles and Malnutrition

Our bodies have over 600 muscles. There are three basic types. Striated muscles are the most visible—biceps, forearms, abdominals, femorals, gastrocs. However, cardiac muscle is also striated. Skeletal and cardiac muscles contract and expand quickly, moving joints, pumping blood, chewing, talking, nodding yes or no. Eyelid muscles, palpebrals, are thin and delicate. The smallest skeletal […]

Brain Terrain

We must take up, however, the work of the bain cells, as it is in the brain that the average man of today does his thinking. – Robert Benchley, “Cell Formations and Their Work” My brain! It’s my second favorite organ! – Woody Allen, ‘Sleeper’ Why, you may ask, should the CSMR be concerned with […]

Adventures in the skin trade

What’s the largest organ in the human body? Oh, darn, I gave it away in the title. Yes, it’s the skin. Its thickness ranges from 0.5 millimeters on the eyelids to 1.5 millimeters on palms and soles. The same basic structure is common, with slight variations, to all human skin. The top layer is composed […]