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I’m going to the land of milk, honey and yogurt.  I’ll be in Tel Aviv for the next few weeks.  So I felt it was quite timely that I happened to come across an article posted on the internet site Medscape from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2016 Annual Meeting.  (The meeting…

I wore a Fitbit for a year but eventually decided that I preferred having just one strap around my wrist (my analog watch) and took it off. I then used the health app on my iPhone to see how many steps I took when I walked the dog and went through my daily activities. It…

Last week the media covered the news that the sugar industry had attempted to influence (and even dictate) early medical reviews on the impact of sugar on coronary vascular disease (CHD). As usual with most news reports, the catchy headline got our attention. (Well it did for some of us, but this week Hillary’s pneumonia…

I’m not the only one that expresses strong viewpoints (which I admit can be annoying, especially for my family). This week’s JAMA published a very opinionated article in its viewpoint section with accompanying statistics that are so significant that I feel compelled pass on… The article, written by the director of the CDC, expresses outrage…

I’m trying to catch up on my medical literature reading since I’ve returned from Tel Aviv. There was an interesting article in the July 26 issue of JAMA published in the clinical trials update section titled Weight Gain Not an Issue With Mediterranean Diet. Just a reminder, a Mediterranean diet is high in vegetable fats…

I hesitate to admit to it (I am supposed to be in my office) but I just spent a week at the Golden Door, which is a sinfully wonderful spa in San Marcos, California. Many of the guests are here to lose weight; others simply to stay fit. We begin the day at 6 AM…

There has been a lot of media attention of late to calcium and to some extent Vitamin D. An article in the New York Times suggested that we may be overdoing calcium supplementation and that calcium can cause calcification of the coronary arteries as well as renal stones. I’ve been asked about this by several…

I have always thought that there was too much concern about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and that genetic engineering of our food sources might be the way to prevent future starvation in our overpopulated world. After all, genetically engineered crops are touted as a way to increase yields, allow plants to thrive when irrigated less…

A part of healthcare diligence is getting an eye examination. After the age of 40, many women are told by their friendly ophthalmologist “I see the beginning of cataracts”. Or worse, especially as we get older “You have cataracts.” That pronouncement does not equate with total loss of vision for most Americans who have access…

As I sipped my afternoon cup of coffee, I came across an article in the journal Menopause that examined the association between caffeine and menopausal symptoms. How relevant I thought…after all 85% of the US population consumes some form of caffeine containing beverage daily. And 80% of women going through perimenopausal and menopause have vasomotor…

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