I think it's important to stay on top of your health, to always be looking out for things that could hit your or otherwise injure you. Also, eating well. I found a nice article over at McSweeneys that has me wondering if Brian's chronic back pains are a sign of something greater. These things often go unnoticed.
Guide to Determining If You Are Constantly Being Mauled by Bears. BY DAN PRIDE - - - - You have back pain. You have chronic fatigue. You are in the hospital for bear-claw removal. You smell like honey. You smell like fish. You are a fish. Your La-Z-Boy is currently occupied by a swarthy, smirking, contempt-ridden greasy bear with a staring problem.