Tiny Drop of Blood Could Lead to Huge Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

August 16, 2019

In just the past few years, billions of dollars have been put toward ending cancer. We know the importance and urgency of achieving this goal. We accept it and support it. What we are less aware [...]

Health Measured From Head to Toe

August 9, 2019

Last week, I explored how the way we perform everyday movements and positioning of our head — without knowing it — can bring on chronic neck pain. Most neck pain is something we do [...]

Addressing Chronic Neck Pain

August 2, 2019

Throughout our lives, we are saddled with carrying around this weighty orb — about 10 to 12 pounds' worth — in a constant balancing act while we swing it this way and that. We can't [...]

Heat Waves and the Risks They Present

July 26, 2019

At this point in the summer, sunburn might be among the least of our concerns. A dangerous heat wave has blanketed roughly two-thirds of the nation, and as I write this, final reports of the toll [...]

The Work Ahead in Preventing Premature Death

July 18, 2019

Last week, I hammered away on the concept that we are what we eat and the idea that by making better food choices we can inoculate ourselves against those things that might damage our health. Dr. [...]

Food Is Medicine

July 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered where the phrase "you are what you eat" came from? As pointed out on the Culinary Lore website, this statement, regardless of its origin, is not just a simple observation [...]

Good Old-Fashioned Fun in the Age of Digital Distractions

July 5, 2019

I hope everyone had a safe and fun-filled Fourth. Independence Day is a time for family, friends and fireworks. It is time to maybe attend a public event, have a backyard barbecue or take a trip [...]

The Work Ahead in Preventing Premature Death

June 28, 2019

In the modern world, there have been steady increases in life expectancy. It has more than doubled in the last two centuries — that is, until now. As widely reported, for the third year in [...]

‘Deaths of Despair’ — America’s Unfolding Tragedy

June 21, 2019

As noted in a recent Chicago Tribune editorial, the term "deaths of despair" is not something that emerged from refugee camps or war-torn cities or famine-wracked villages in poverty-stricken [...]

What Is Driving the Rise in Mental Health Issues?

June 14, 2019

To build a more in-depth understanding of the effects of the constant parade of fragmented, ever-shifting images that make up today's digital experience, research science needs to go beyond [...]

Selfie-Inflicted Deaths a Sign of Bigger Problems

June 7, 2019

By November 2013, the term "selfie" had been used so frequently that the Oxford English Dictionary chose it as its word of the year. Two years later, 24 billion selfies were posted on Google. [...]

The Weighty Issues Surrounding Ultraprocessed Foods

May 31, 2019

As discussed last week, studies of our immune system continue to demonstrate its central role in heath. We have also learned that, as a rule, if we feed this system well, it will protect us well. [...]