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Weight Loss and More, A World Away

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some day, ideally, we will convert the world we live in to a place where eating well and being active are the norm for us all.

Abortion, on Middle Ground

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

I confront the polarizing topic of abortion with equal measures of trepidation and resolve to state: I am emphatically pro-choice. And I am just as emphatically anti-abortion.

What Do We Really Know About Health?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Knowledge is not power. Where there's a will, there may or may not be a way. And fitness must be made to fit. Some truths are, indeed, self-evident -- others require a bit of cultivation.

When Medical Residents Don't Get Enough Sleep

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

As a frequent flier, I wince at every story of an inattentive air traffic controller. A parallel dilemma related to the working hours of medical residents is playing out at lower altitudes.

The Politics Of Sugar

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

If there are multiple contenders for the single nutrient that is public health enemy #1, the logical conclusion is that none is.

Health Promotion: Practice What You Preach

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

In our still-capitalistic-last-time-I-checked society, is it, in fact, a "conflict" to become personally and financially involved in the very things we are telling people they should become personally and financially involved in?

Aftershocks: Reasoning Along The Fault Lines

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Whether the worry is radiation poisoning or heart disease, we tend to focus more on prevention after than before an emergency. Our thinking is so consistently responsive to the crisis that is, rather than ahead of the crisis that might be.

Is There a Genie in the Genome?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

My own hope for genomic advances lingers. But at its best, that hope was and is a small flicker in comparison to the luminous promise of lifestyle.

The Election Day Diet

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The truth is that meaningful results -- for your body, and the body politic alike -- require a clear goal, a plan to get there, and resolve to stay the course.

Unkillable Bacteria: Where Eating Meat Meets Pound Of Flesh

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For the sake of our health, the ethical treatment of fellow creatures and the hope that our antibiotics will work as intended when we need it -- we should eat less meat, more plants.

Fast Food Restaurants Contemplating Offering Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs With Meals

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A recent editorial proposes that fast food restaurants consider giving out a cholesterol-lowering statin drug with each meal, just as they give away little packets of ketchup. Surely, this must be a joke, right?

Levi's Print Workshop In The Mission

Piers Fawkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Piers Fawkes

As part of their workwear promotion, jeans maker Levi's have started a series of workshop programs to engage the local communities. It's part of the c...

Organic Food, Health and the Burden of Proof

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Under the halo effect of "natural and organic," Whole Foods shoppers may feel they can't go wrong nutritionally. I beg to differ.

Obesity, Demystified

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I believe most people understand that epidemic obesity is overwhelmingly accounted for by too many calories in, too few calories out. But in many quarters, there is surprising resistance to that notion.

We Still Need a Food Supply for Dummies!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Advice to eat more plant foods simply states the destination; it does not provide the step-by-step, GPS-like guidance people need to move in that direction. Besides, alas, it doesn't work.

Health Reform, Hallelujah!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Health reform had passed the Senate, and then had passed the House. Then, it needed to pass the Senate again, which it would have done, except that Ted Kennedy picked a bad time to die.