New Years, and the time I always resolve to lose more weight, is arriving. Will I once again choose a diet du jour, and try to follow it for a few months, only to slip back into my favorite high calorie snacks and desserts?
Pediatrics is an art unique in the medical profession. It is the simultaneous treatment of two discrete patients, each with different, often conflicting, needs -- a child who is either sick or healthy, and a parent who may or may not know the difference.
A recent AMA study showed that prostate cancer patients often opt for inappropriate or unnecessary treatment by practitioners touting their own specialties while disparaging or dismissing others. My own experience was typical.
Our culture has developed this fantasy that people can eat anything they want, do no exercise, and any health complications will be resolved with a few pills or injections. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Several studies have found that the attitude toward vitamins and other nutritional supplements is Don't ask, don't tell. How do you know when interactions among drugs and supplements will be beneficial?