By Mark Salamon, September 17, 2019
Sometimes people ask me why I am so serious all the time, and I always tell them that medicine and health are no laughing matter. I get my topics from serious news outlets that report on serious medical topics. Outlets like MedicalNewsToday, MedlinePlus, even the health section of Google News. Every day I scroll through these and other news feeds to keep on top of what is happening in the world, and then strive to report on only the most pressing issues.
The most difficult part of this process is keeping a straight face. For example, just the other day I was scrolling through MedicalNewsToday on a search for serious subjects, and I found the following articles all on one days feed: “Why Does it Hurt When I Ejaculate,” “Sexsomnia: What is Sleep Sex?” “Can Watermelon Help With Erectile Dysfunction?” and “What to Know About Yoga For Erectile Dysfunction.” I share this as an explanation as to why I occasionally slip into writing about topics like this, and why it might seem like I have difficulty being completely and totally serious at all times.
But I can assure you I am doing my absolute best. At one point I had written so many articles about Viagra that I had to promise to never again write about that subject. You have no idea how hard it has been to keep that promise, but I have. I even kept it today after scrolling through Google News and feasting my eyes on this: American tourist overdoses on Viagra and strolls through airport naked, yelling and throwing faeces. Now, I am a man of my word, so I am absolutely not going to write an article about that. This decision is made slightly easier by the knowledge that all of you are going to click on the link and read the article for yourself.
So what did you think?