Pollen Becoming Impossible to Avoid

April 19, 2019

Spring has sprung. The weather is warming. The flowers are blooming. And noses are running, and eyes are watering. For the estimated 20% of Americans allergic to pollen, even under the best of [...]

Health and Human Flourishing

April 12, 2019

In our nation's drug overdose crisis, a crisis that shows no sign of slowing, the U.S. Surgeon General's office estimates more than 20 million people in our country have a substance use disorder. [...]

High Potency of Legal Marijuana Creating Health Concerns

April 5, 2019

In a bit of encouraging news, recent combined data from the Tobacco Products and Risk Perceptions Survey and the Health Information National Trends Survey revealed that an increasing number of [...]

Vaping Danger — Teen Nicotine Addiction Ahead

March 29, 2019

When an epidemic is forecast, standard operating procedure is to immediately closely monitor the situation. Communication systems, platforms and procedures are tested to assure operability. [...]

Our Disrupted Human Immune System

March 22, 2019

Hardly a day goes by when we do not read about how some juice concoction or pill or yoga pose will "boost" our immune system. Putting all such claims aside, Matt Richtel, Pulitzer Prize-winning [...]

Add ‘Nature as Medicine’ to Your Health Prescription

March 15, 2019

Correcting poor eating habits is among the great health challenges of our time. It is a root cause of death, disability and soaring health care costs and is even linked to diminished military [...]

Think of Food As Medicine

March 8, 2019

You may see me as "one of those health nuts." Rather than getting into that (though I might agree), let's focus on another variety of nuts — tree nuts. According to a study by nutrition [...]

Factors and a Solution to the Question, ‘Too Old to Drive?’

March 1, 2019

On the heels of last week's discussion of "a pill for everything," we can add the development of a pill to reverse aging. The idea of a "fountain of youth" pill may have been scoffed at by [...]

The Pill Solution to What Ails Us

February 22, 2019

Are pills the solution to all that ails us? It is a question that seems to come up often in our modern society and one that is sure to crop up anew following a banner year for newly approved [...]

We Know Pain, but What Is It Really?

February 15, 2019

According to National Retail Federation estimates, fewer people celebrated Valentine's Day this year than last, yet they spent more — in excess of $20 billion in this country. As for young [...]

The Thorny Problem of Finding Who’s to Blame for Drug Overdoses

February 8, 2019

As prescription and illicit opioid overdose deaths continue to rise in the United States, lawsuits against makers and distributors of the painkillers are also growing rapidly. According to an [...]

‘You Are What You Eat’ Has Never Been More True

February 1, 2019

As covered last week, preventable causes of death in this country have grown more common, to an all-time high. As a result, life expectancy in this country is on the decline. You have to ask [...]