Hits & Misses – 2008/12/03

Is Your Kid the Next Michael Phelps? For $149, you can have him tested for ACTN3, the gene that’s associated with athletic prowess. [link] Suggestion: this test makes more sense at the in vitro stage.

Cyberchondria. The problem: “self-diagnosis by search engine frequently leads Web searchers to conclude the worst about what ails them.” [link]

Your Texas-OU Football Tickets Could be Confiscated. Here’s one proposal for enforcing a health insurance mandate in Sooner land. [link] Hat tip to Greg Scandlen.

Jeb Bush on Florida’s Medicaid Reforms. “Under old Medicaid, only half of children received annual wellness check-ups and just 16 percent went to the dentist for preventive dental care. Only 4 percent of women received mammograms compared with 42 percent of women with no insurance at all.”


“T-E-X-A-S Fight!”

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  1. Nancy says:

    Hope Jeb Bush runs for the Senate. We need him there.

  2. Dirk says:

    Thanks for the memories evoked by the Texas band. We were clearly robbed this year by the BSC computer.

  3. John Goodman says:

    Hot new item: The BCS has reviewed World War II and declared Germany the winner.

    Full story here.