Archives for December 9, 2003

Website design (again)

OK, I let it sit (mostly) unchanged for about a week, and I’m going to keep this basic design.

One highly visible feature, however, had to change: the GruntDoc title graphic. When Rick saw it he laughed at me, saying it looked like the site of a teenage girl. Unfortunately, he was right. Ouch.

So, I’ve been fooling around with Photoshop and have come up with this title graphic, which I assure you will change / be tweaked. I need to add a picture that says “grunt” but is also compatible with my role in the grunts, which was as a doc. I have several photos of my cover, but good quality, high contrast photos of camo are hard to do.

Rest assured, the big site changes are over, so no more eyeball-assaulting changes without fair warning.

Studies confirm risks of ‘economy class syndrome’

Continuing the trend of ‘known knowns’ in medical reporting comes the following: – Studies confirm risks of ‘economy class syndrome’ – Dec. 8, 2003.

Yes, the risk of DVT does increase with more than 8 hours of air travel, but most prominently in those with known risk factors for DVT.

In that study, 16 cases were detected among international passengers arriving at Spain’s Madrid-Barajas Airport from 1995 to 2000. All of them involved flights longer than six hours.

So, let’s not panic. They found 16 cases in 5 years. I’d bet more people had babies on planes in that time (though that’s a different risk factor).

Me, I drink water and I take an aspirin before I fly. Your mileage may vary.