March 02, 2012
The healthcare industry, not unlike other industries, engages in many clever tactics to sell Americans overpriced, supposedly new, products.
February 24, 2012
The press has spent a lot of time this month claiming that the famous English actress, Dame Judi Dench, is going blind, based on her recent diagnoses of Macular Degeneration. We applaud her for taking a stand and announcing that the reports of her impending blindness have been “overblown” and that she considers herself to be a lucky woman, given the support available to her.
February 17, 2012
Throughout most of human history, the main threats to human life and health have been the germ diseases: smallpox, bubonic plague, tuberculosis, dysentery, influenza, typhoid fever, etc. In the developed world these diseases have been mostly eradicated over the past century, and a new set of diseases have become the main causes of debility, illness and death.
February 10, 2012
We’re not sure why B12 shots for the elderly fell out of favor, but it may be time to reconsider the need and start increasing the daily amount of oral supplemental B12 since deficiency is pandemic in older adults due to age-related decreased production of gastric intrinsic factor necessary for absorption of vitamin B12 in the small intestine.
February 02, 2012
Sunlight is the light of life. It's as important as air and water and it'is the best source of Vitamin D. We all need 10-15 minutes a day of sun on as much skin as we can legally get away with exposing, while wearing our sun glasses.
January 27, 2012
This past week was a reminder to be proud of American medicine. I’ll start with the exceptionally talented doctors and researchers who made it possible for Gabby Gifford to walk up to the podium in the House of Representatives to resign her seat in congress. Given current medical technology, amazing neurosurgeons, neurologists and her will to live and thrive, it may be within reason to expect that she could have a full recovery.
January 20, 2012
Our oceans are in big trouble, so as strongly as we feel about the health benefits of appropriate consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil, we also support declaring 20% of the ocean off-limits to commercial fishing.
January 13, 2012
The Archives of Internal Medicine published a new study on thousands of women that suggests statin use can double the risk of developing diabetes in post-menopausal women.
January 06, 2012
Grow Less Corn and More Apples. A simple change that could help end obesity and dramatically improve our country’s health.
December 30, 2011
Most of us are given amazingly long lives by nature that we shorten by a wide variety of destructive behaviors and environmental influences. Nutritional deficiencies and excesses, along with smoking, infections, toxic factors in the environment and trauma, are the major determinants of how closely the functional capacity, health and longevity of individuals match their genetic potential.