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Entries by David Katz, M.D. from 08/2011

Why Salmonella Strikes Ground Meat

| Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living

But the general origins of an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak involving ground meat are not mysterious, nor are the required measures for self-defense. So let's get to it.

A Call for Help to Offer Free Health Care in Post-Katrina New Orleans

| Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact

There was a time -- late August, 2005, and immediately thereafter -- when Hurricane Katrina was on all of our minds. Many of us remained focused on th...

Why Nutritious Doesn't Equal Costly

| Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

It thus becomes important to note that the prevailing view about the cost of food is only part truth to several parts misperception.

The Case For Walnuts

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living

My lab has completed two studies of walnuts -- our first study showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of adults with Type 2 diabetes for two months significantly improved blood vessel health.

Illumination vs. Irradiation: Informing Medical Decisions With Help From Your Inner Statistician

| Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living

Verify you are getting the tests you need, and only the tests you need. Challenging such decisions is not an insult to your doctor. Simply, it is an affirmation of the fact that you, literally, have skin in the game.

Your Inner Statistician, Revisited: A You-Centered View of Medical Testing

| Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living

Many doctors, particularly young doctors, come to view test results as if handed down direct from the heavens -- and forget that context greatly alters their implications. It shouldn't be your burden to defend against this -- but alas, it is.

Why Patient Care Needs To Get Personal

| Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living

Evidence-based medicine, in other words, is population-based medicine. The care of any individual patient is based on the experiences of patients who have come before. And while to some extent that is unavoidable, it is also a great peril.