You're whole!

If you and I were to believe everything we hear on the subject of body, we might get to feeling a little like an old truck that needs an overhaul. We might believe we're made up of used parts—each with a history and a mind of its own—and any one of which might suddenly decide to conk out!

Television and radio commercials often tell you, for instance, that certain foods or exercise programs are "good for" one organ or another of the body. Or they may tell you to watch out for signs of trouble with certain parts of the body—like teeth or gums or eyes or feet or lungs. And at certain times of the year the media may focus especially on a particular organ. February, for instance, is often promoted as "heart month."

February 14, 1994

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