Lettuce Stop The Rise In Memory Loss

January 12, 2018

It is always encouraging to find that a lifestyle choice you are making is a correct one when it comes to protecting health. My family and I enjoy eating salads, and most recently have become [...]

A Crowd Of Loneliness

January 5, 2018

I recently touched on our fundamental human requirement for interconnectedness as something we far too often fail to see as a basic need. What David Allan, CNN editorial director of Health and [...]

A Sobering Assessment As We Enter the New Year

December 29, 2017

As the toasts ring out for the New Year, let me add my best wishes to you for a long and happy life. When you consider this simple toast in view of life expectancy today, it is a declaration that [...]

The Season To Stress

December 22, 2017

It should be the season to be jolly, yet sadly, too many folks are describing this time of year as more stressful than magical. Welcome to what is commonly known as the "holiday blues." A [...]

Health Advice Seems Ever-Changing

December 15, 2017

Why is it that nutrition is always so confusing and conflicting? Could it be that in today's world of nutrition, everybody is selling something? The nutrition industry is just that: an industry. [...]

Does Industry Suppress News You Need To Know?

December 8, 2017

Now playing on a device or flat screen near you is a series of ads — 11 years in the making — alerting viewers that tobacco companies designed cigarettes to make them more addictive. [...]

The Hurdles To Healthy Living

December 1, 2017

If you were to walk through the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, you might happen upon something that seems completely out of place. Before you would be a thriving three-quarter-acre urban [...]

Senior Citizens at Great Risk of Having Drugs Over-Prescribed

November 24, 2017

As noted last week, the practice of prescribing opioids to treat pain is symbolic of what has been called one of the largest shifts in the culture of medicine to occur over the past three [...]

Opioid Epidemic Points To Bigger Problem Of Poor Regulation

November 17, 2017

I recently reported on the president's declaration of the America's opioid crisis as an official public health emergency. At the time, I noted that the president was awaiting final [...]

Why We Are Suing Pharmaceutical Companies

November 10, 2017

Modern medicine clearly cannot cure everyone. The medical community fails a great many patients. It certainly failed my wife Gena and, as I have written, that failure very nearly killed her. Five [...]

Curbing The Opioid Epidemic

November 3, 2017

As mentioned last week, the obesity epidemic affects us all, from the individual to society. According to research by the World Obesity Federation, in 2014 the U.S. paid $325 billion per year to [...]

High Price We’ll All Pay For Obesity

October 27, 2017

Perhaps the biggest disappointment about the latest news on obesity rates in this country, is that they are continuing to rise at all, even slightly. It was fully expected by health officials [...]