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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.

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?

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.

Attention Deficit Disorder: Ritalin Or Recess?

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

Rambunctiousness in children is normal. And it should be treated with recess, not Ritalin!

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.

Surfer Dude Health Hazards -- Just When You Thought It Was Safe To...

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The waves are likely to get a lot more populated in the coming weeks, and moments of exuberance and bliss along the coastline can be ruined by heath hazard.

Do Government Health Interventions Ruin Personal Liberty?

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

I realize that's a bumper sticker slogan for the "right to life" movement, but that's not how I mean it -- I choose the lives.

Pfizer-Wyeth Deal Approved By FTC

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AFP) -- US regulators gave tentative approval Wednesday to a deal allowing Pfizer to buy pharmaceutical Wyeth, boosting the size of the worl...

McChrystal On 60 Minutes: Afghanistan "A Little Worse" Than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal Expected (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Things in Afghanistan are "probably a little worse" than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal expected. 60 Minutes aired its interview Sunday night with Gen. M...

Balancing Giving and Receiving

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

Giving and receiving coexist. They're polarities on the same continuum. One requires the other in order for either to occur. Often they occur in cycles.