Interesting Articles
Tales of the Gold Monkey (Bars)
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
Parental bragging alertMy six-year-old daughter is in that age bracket where you have to do two years of kindergarten. She's about to 'graduate' to first grade, which is, of course, a big deal...she's going to cross the "Rainbow Bridge" in a few weeks, and tra... Read More
The Show-Me Trainer
Monday, March 29th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
There are trainers who keep up with the latest research, and there are trainers who train themselves and clients to test how that latest research plays out in the gym, and there are those who do both. Personally, I try to be one of those guys. But one thing I have a har... Read More
Chinese herbs contraindicated during Pesach (passover)
Monday, March 29th, 2010 by Yehuda Frischman
Dear Friends, As I have in the last two years, as a public service, I am posting the list of Chinese herbs that are contraindicated for observant Jews during the 8 day 7 for those living in Israel festival of Pesach, which begins tomorrow evening Monday at sunset. Durin... Read More
No News Usually Good News: Bisphosphonates (Fosamax)
Sunday, March 28th, 2010 by Matthew Mintz
I was once at a Chinese restaurant and when I opened my fortune cookie at the end of the meal I found no fortune. When I told the waiter, he smiled and said, "no news is good news."It seems to me, that it least when it comes to reporting on medical news, the m... Read More
Aspirin & Breast Cancer Survival
Sunday, March 28th, 2010 by Dr. Robert Wascher
ASPIRIN & BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL Breast cancer tumors, like many other types of cancer, produce increased amounts of chemicals called prostaglandins. As with many other types of cancer, prostaglandins are thought to play an important role in the growth and ... Read More
TB and War
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 by Tristin Mock
Today is an important day on two blogging fronts. It's World TB Day and War and Peace Action Day. Many people see these as two separate events, but they are intimately related.Since 2004, rates of illness and fatality from TB have dropped, but tuberculosis is still a th... Read More
Antibacterial Soap
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 by Tristin Mock
Do you really need to use antibacterial soap Does it protect your family more than conventional soap, or is it harming themMany people fell into the fad of using antibacterial products. Numerous products hopped on the bandwagon- soap, toothpaste, children's products, et... Read More
Clinic Notes: The New Heath Care Bill and ABA
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 by Gary Brown
As everyone knows by now, the Health-Care Reform Bill has passed both Houses and been signed into law by President Obama. The Autism Society issued a statement saying "that Congress took a step in the right direction, . . but we have much more work to do to ensure ... Read More
A quick laugh as we turn into the home stretch for Pesach
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 by Yehuda Frischman
Obsessive compulsive disorder OCD is nothing to laugh about. It is a condition in which the brain gets stuck, which appears to result from a miscommunication between the orbitofrontal cortex OFC, the caudate nucleus of the basal ganglia and the thalamus. It is a heart-b... Read More
Obesity, Alcohol & Liver Disease
Sunday, March 21st, 2010 by Dr. Robert Wascher
OBESITY, ALCOHOL & LIVER DISEASE Chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, is the 12th most common cause of death in the United States, alone, and causes nearly 30,000 deaths per year in America. Increased alcohol intake and obesity are both ... Read More
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