MD Mag Sublingual Tablets Emerging as Niche Allergy Therapy
MD Mag FDA Approves Prescription Weight Management Therapy
Dallas News The ‘brain is something that’s forever’: Concussions are major concern in youth soccer – here’s what is being done to combat them
NY Times Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows
MDMag Marijuana Legalization Decreases Chronic Pain, Increases Car Accidents
MBG Processed Foods Do Indeed Cause Weight Gain, According To New Study
NPR Highly Potent Weed Has Swept The Market, Raising Concerns About Health Risks
Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report Nearly half of physicians think EHRs have decreased quality of care, survey finds
Huffington Post/Time I Can’t Stay Body Positive When My Body Is In Pain – Chronic illness can wreck your self-esteem. Here’s how to make it just a little better.
Mashable: Nearly half of e-scooter injuries involve head trauma, CDC study says
WebMD: Carpal Tunnel Slideshow – A Visual Guide
Newsweek 43 PERCENT OF AMERICANS EXPOSED TO UNHEALTHY AIR, WITH CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENING HEALTH, STUDY FINDS
Reuters Transgender U.S. adults have higher risk of poor health
NBCNews The Paleo Diet: rules, etc.
NPR Beyond Annoying: How To Identify The Sounds of A Troublesome Snore
Medscape The best diets for chronic kidney disease
NY Post We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives
NBC News Diabetes drug (Invokana) may prevent, slow kidney disease, study finds
NPR High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here’s How To Chill Out
NPR/Invisiblia: The other side of empathy
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers: Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds
Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up
The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs: Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it’s time to stop?
E-cigarette users are reporting seizures to the FDA: The agency needs more information to determine if there’s a link between vaping and the medical events
WebMD Precancerous Skin Lesions and Skin Cancer Slideshow
A comparison of gender-linked population cancer risks between alcohol and tobacco: how many cigarettes are there in a bottle of wine?
FDA Approves Testosterone Undecanoate for Hypogonadism
FDA issues new recommendations about mammograms : women must be notified of the presence of dense breast tissue
Male Birth Control Pill Passes Human Safety Tests
CHS: A mysterious syndrome that makes marijuana users violently ill is starting to worry doctors
Fiber: Nearly all Americans fail to eat enough of this actual superfood
How To Spot a Bad Doctor
Peripheral Artery Disease Statin Adherence Near 20% at 5 Years [note from blog editor: take your meds. They are prescribed for a reason.]
Group Calls for Moratorium on FDA Opioid Approvals: FDA advisory committee chairman also supports Public Citizen’s petition
FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Calls for Tighter Regulations on Electronic Health Records
Understanding Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Daily Marijuana Use And Highly Potent Weed Linked To Psychosis
Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says
A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use
WebMD: Losing Weight After Age 40 – tough to do but here are some tips
The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day: “Variety doesn’t really matter to me. I would be perfectly happy to eat the same Caesar salad or peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich every day.”
Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless: Typhus, tuberculosis, and other illnesses are spreading quickly through camps and shelters.
Just 20 seconds of hand washing can help you avoid the flu
Mathematical models indicate that limiting opioid prescriptions would have a paradoxical initial effect
Getting off of antidepressants including tapering
Harvard Health information on the vegetarian diet.
Mayo Clinic healthy lifestyle information
Several popular fruit juices have elevated levels of heavy metals
From WebMD, 11 healthy uses of hydrogen peroxide (I always keep a supply)
Flaxseed ferments in the gut and promotes health while reducing obesity
HPV has been associated with heart disease in obese women with metabolic syndrome
WebMD has a nice summary of knee exercises
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are the most frequently prescribed antibiotics. WebMD gives you an overview of the class. Although generally safe, there are plenty of concerns.
Quitting cigarettes is more effective with e-cig than with nicotine replacement via patches/gum (but there are safety concerns on the delivery device and on the nicotine fluids in a largely unregulated industry)
Daily diet sodas and juices may raise risk of stroke in older women
Teens do not see vaping or using e-cigs as a health risk: other tacts are needed to discourage use
Space travel appears to turn on the immune system and various genes that normally are not on. Fascinating.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is relatively common in deer and apparently thousands of these animals are consumed by humans each year. Yum.
Americans are drinking higher potency alcoholic beverages which may be problematic
The war against mosquito-borne disease continues with experiments with a GMO mosquito that results in the inability to bite and spread disease
Two or more diet beverages consumed per day increased risk of stroke in postmenopausal women
Let your microbiome flourish with high fiber and fermented foods