The debate highlights what's unusual about a Mediterranean Diet: It's a free lunch. No losers, just rare winners. Among proven heart therapies, that is unique. And the bonus? It's more effective than statins.
An athlete isn't just a celebrity. His endorsement carries with it a healthy halo, associating the food and drink he's supporting with fitness and vigor, and creating a confusing mixed message.
There is no requirement for people to cheer others on they don't know, but you see it happening along the whole of the race course. I observed the best of what we call "human." It affirmed for me that within humans reside compassion, generosity, thoughtfulness, and concern for others.
Research is beginning to show that, while technology may not replace in-person therapy, advances are making life better for survivors.
When it comes to running, toenails are for sissies, and without pain there is no gain, but in my opinion you're less grumpy and your feet look prettier if you do what you can to feel good and stay comfortable.
An alarming 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime. That represents a 40 percent increase in just a generation. If the NFL teams on those pink-ribboned fields were losing that badly the fans would be booing and the owners would be swapping out coaches and players.
The reality is that we can't eat the foods our Stone Age ancestors ate, because their foods don't exist now, and our foods didn't exist then. The best we can do is approximate the native.
These men and women deserve treatment now when they need it. It is available if the government and medical professions commit to smartly managing the risk and benefit of promising treatments.
Last week's international AIDS Vaccine conference in Barcelona may best be described as a roller coaster ride marked by highs and lows. Starting with the highs, the 1,000 scientists and advocates at the event celebrated last month's news that a experimental vaccine "cleared" HIV in monkeys infected with the virus.
fThe voices of genuine experts are substantially drowned out by pseudo experts. If we treated flying the way we treat weight control, everyone who had ever been on a plane would speak with the same authority as an experienced pilot or the engineer who built the thing.
While heart disease and stroke are major threats for all Americans, certain segments of our population are hit the hardest.
Despite claims we are "eating right," many times we don't realize that if we are not getting the results in fat loss, then no matter how good we are eating, it is not good enough.
The story about soy is the story about the evolution of knowledge about diet and cancer in general, as they say, and here is the rest of the story.
If you're taking prescription medications and you have insurance, maybe you feel pretty lucky when all you have to do is pay a "small" copay each time you get a new bottle of pills. But are you? Believe it or not, many people with insurance often pay far too much for their prescriptions.
In the middle of the celebratory Pink Cloud, that we in the breast cancer business call October, I think we need to stop and recognize that we are all in this together.
The door opened and the instructor walked in. Tall, tan, smiling with huge, beautiful teeth nearly radioactive in brightness, she flicked a cascade of perfect blonde extensions from her face as she cleared her throat. Pamela Anderson was about to teach me yoga.