With the height of the flu season quickly approaching and our children heading back into the classroom, I recently led a full Committee hearing to examine the Obama Administration's Flu Vaccine program.
A deficiency in Vitamin D over an extended period of time has been associated with 17 types of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis, as well as chronic pain and a wealth of other modern chronic diseases.
When we are stressed we release a substance called cortisol. If you are driving and the car in front of you stops short, you get a shot of cortisol that prepares you for "fight or flight".
The deaths of unauthorized migrants have been a predictable and inhumane outcome of border security policies on the U.S.-Mexico border over the last fifteen years.
A fever enables the body to increase its production of interferon, an important antiviral substance that is critical for fighting infection. Fever also increases white blood cell mobility and activity, which are instrumental factors in fighting infection.
Reading about the microbial adventures of Sanjay Gupta and Anderson Cooper in Afghanistan has made me wonder if much of what we've been told about swine flu is reliable.
While you go out to get your flu vaccines check to see if you should also get the pneumococcal vaccine, and think about how you might help give access to these vaccines to millions of children who need them.
It's been pissing me off how much media press Swine Flu has been getting. I mean, I killed 354 people yesterday, and I don't even get the back page in the New York Post.
From what you may have read, you might think that the swine flu vaccine is the answer to swine flu. Unfortunately this is not true and until we know that the vaccine is safe, I cannot in good conscience recommend it to most of my patients.
There's a shortage of seasonal flu vaccine, but nobody seems to be taking notice. The companies are busy cranking out swine flu vaccine.
A new treatment for Swine Flu points to the inevitability that a host of products and services will one day be implanted in human wetware for purposes of convenience and efficiency.
"Epidemiologist gets swine flu" is not as catchy a news headline as "man bites dog" but it is cut from the same ironic cloth. My swine flu was not a lovable affair, it was not a joke, and it was not "mild."
We have been inundated with so much information about the 2009 H1N1 that it's hard to keep it all straight. Here's my top ten list of what's most important to know.
The hate flu seems to thrive in the southern United States, with pockets found throughout the country, especially in rural areas.
What employer would want someone with the swine flu to show up at work? As it turns out, lots of them.
Napolitano can't afford to understate the seriousness of the swine flu, even though America has been abused by politically motivated scare tactics for eight years.