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 [...]

Time to Reverse the Odds of Preventable Death

January 25, 2019

For the first time since records have been kept on such things, the odds of someone accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are greater than those of dying in an [...]

Cancer Death Rates Dramatically Decline

January 18, 2019

Reminders of progress made in advancing public health are always important to acknowledge, if only as a reminder of how much more we can accomplish. A new report from the American Cancer Society [...]

E-Cigarettes Fueling a Dangerous Turn in Tobacco Use

January 11, 2019

If you are currently serving in the military or you are a veteran, you are more likely to be a cigarette smoker than a civilian is. The likelihood is even greater if you are (or have been) [...]

The Price of Teenage Cool: Nicotine Addiction

January 4, 2019

Not surprisingly, most top resolutions for the coming year remain relatively unchanged from previous years'. They revolve around health, such as exercising more, eating healthier and, for many [...]