There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.
In many organizations related to health care, the leading voice holds the position of Chief Medical Officer. And in families everywhere, this lofty role carries another label: Mom.
A column entitled "The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease" appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday. To spare you any guessing about where this is headed, I'll tell you right away: the column itself was pretty darn questionable.
Yes, I know the title is a bit jarring... but then, again, that's the point. One in every three American women will die of heart disease; that means one woman every minute. That means someone you know... or maybe even you.
E-cigarettes, and the furtively named "vaping" industry it has spawned, are a mostly uncharted territory of the public health landscape that is finally -- finally -- getting some guidance from the Food and Drug Administration.
It's time we ensure that all women have the opportunity to receive cardiovascular screenings and information wherever they seek primary care -- from pharmacies to community health clinics and even OB/GYNs. Launched by Sister to Sister, the Screen Us Where We Are campaign is demanding just that.
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, making this is a great time to discuss this condition -- what it is, why it matters and what can be done about it.
We are all going to die. Our parents are going to die. There is nothing any of us can do to stop that. So if you truly love someone, help that person find the most happiness they can during their time on this plane of existence, even if that shortens it slightly. I'd rather have five good years than eight lousy ones.
I found out it was like to hold a living heart and liver, still warm, in your hands, and to see the heart being sewn back into another person. I discovered what it feels like to stay at the hospital until it is nearly almost empty, but still have the energy to call your mother bursting with excitement.
We hear it far too often: A young athlete collapses and dies, their youth and athleticism proving to be a cruel camouflage for a time bomb ticking within their seemingly-invincible body. Sadder still is the realization that thousands of more youngsters meet similar fates without warranting headlines.
The prevailing fashion in nutrition, if not all of health news, is contrarianism. Cutting back on salt was yesterday's news. If today's news were the same as yesterday's news, we might not be confused, and desperately in need of tomorrow's news to help sort it all out. We can't have that!
A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...
The study was a meta-analysis. That is, it combined the results of several prior research studies. Some had shown marked dangers of saturated fat, while others did not, and they were all blended together in a statistical stew. The weak studies tend to dilute the stronger ones, masking real dangers.
Let's be honest. Most people know there are mental and physical benefits to increasing their activity level. The hard part is getting started, or remaining with a program. The four Rs can provide the structure needed for you or a loved one.
Fruits and vegetables' vibrant colors tell the story of their "super powers." You see, it's their "phytonutrients," or plant nutrients, that help us fight disease and stay stronger for longer.
When the visionary leaders who created the United Nations got down to business, one of the first subjects they tackled was trying to improve the health of people all around the world.