October 29th, 2010
Today’s episode – the 6 Health Plagues in Women – most affecting women after the age of 40 kicked off with the news that after the age of 40 a women’s health “heads towards decreptitude” and then the stage fills with dry ice. As fake smoke billows around Dr. Oz’s feet, he begins to reveal the plagues by touching the 6 screens that circle the stage. I mean really. Isn’t health news of interest to women without all these ridiculous gimmicks and threatening comments? Note to producers: We would watch the show for its’ integrity and accuracy – not for this hollywood treatment of a subject as important as health.
October 21st, 2010
There was a time when health was a leading subject in search. I spent some time and a cursory effort searching for a Top Ten Topics Searched List but got nowhere. One of the less fun web results….not finding what you’re looking for. But I gotta believe in a country where fully 1/3 of us are now officially over the age of 50, that health is still of great interest. But, the soon-to-be-re-named Canwest Television has opted to dump Discovery Health at the close of the Hallowe’en broadcast day. Turn on that same channel Monday morning November 1st and you’ll discover Twist TV. Don’t even ask me what that is. I don’t care. Am in mourning that health is not important enough to sustain a small specialty cable network in Canada. Is it you cable and satellite providers who kept it out of the subscription packages? !