Medical Economics

February 21, 2022

Marijuana use associated with higher cardiovascular risk

Under the “this should be absolutely no surprise” category, new research suggests that the use of marijuana may raise a person’s risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease […]
February 19, 2022

WWII Aficionados – Only Two Months to Wait!

The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing […]
February 18, 2022

Another study finds e-cigarettes less effective for quitting smoking

People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking found them to be less helpful than more traditional smoking cessation aids, according to a study, published in the journal BMJ.
February 17, 2022

Study: Autism diagnosis more likely for boys exposed to more screen time at age one year

I’ve told you in the past of the detrimental effects of too much screen time for children and teens. Now comes a very concerning study about […]
February 16, 2022

Increasingly women are falling behind on cervical cancer screening

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a substantial decline in screening for common cancers such as breast, prostate, and colon cancers. A recent study added cervical […]
February 15, 2022

Breast-feeding protects the mother’s cardiovascular health

Most everyone knows that breastfeeding has myriad benefits for the growing baby. But did you know that breastfeeding has many benefits for the mother also? Now […]
February 14, 2022

Dear St. Valentine, What are the health benefits of your chocolate?

Chocolates are a perennially popular way to show someone you think they’re special, especially on St. Valentine’s Day! And dark chocolates may even be healthful.
February 13, 2022

Pet Safety on St. Valentine’s Day

Okay, it is not a human health blog, but to so many of us our pets are a very important part of our families and as […]
December 3, 2010

Physicians increasingly concerned about breast cancer campaign’s misleading message

One of my most read blogs in recent months is this one: “Nurse practitioner writes about her decision to stop getting mammograms.” Now, for a fitting […]
January 7, 2011

Two-week course of antibiotic may benefit patients with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

In the category of a study that will change my practice in the area of giving patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) another treatment option, is […]
January 7, 2011

“Vaccines cause autism” theory now suspected to be fraud

In a recent blogs I’ve told you, “Autism and Childhood Vaccinations: The Myth is Finally Debunked” and “U.K. bans doctor who linked autism to MMR vaccine.” […]
January 12, 2011

New Evidence-Based Mammography Ad Suggested

There’s a new ad being touted for mammogram screening for breast cancer that I think is fair, balanced, and accurate: You can read the debate about […]
January 12, 2011

“Mammography Saves Lives” Slogan Doesn’t Tell Full Story and May Mislead Many Women

The current “Mammography Saves Lives” campaign in the United States and previous campaigns promoting screening for breast cancer are not providing balanced information, because they underreport, […]
January 19, 2011

Lower-Priced Resveratrol Supplements Pass Quality Tests While Some Higher-Priced Brands Flunk

Nature’s Code ResveratrexConsumerLab.com has reported that tests of supplements containing resveratrol — a compound promoted as “life-extending” — revealed that two products provided only 43.4% and […]