Vice quotes me in their article about sex education. Continue reading Most Doctors Take Just 8 Hours of Sex Ed
Strokes are devastating. It is important to evaluate how much you trust your chiropractor and if that’s really the treatment you want before making that appointment. Continue reading Chiropractic Danger
With computers and iPhones managing every detail of our daily lives, eliminating Rolodexes, paper maps, letters, and CD players, the lack of technology in some aspects of health care is puzzling. Continue reading Tech companies want to change how we check in at the doctor’s office
Wintertime means the joyous anticipation of time off school or work, and trips near and far to visit relatives or bask in the Hawaii sunshine. Unfortunately, winter vacation can also bring colds, strep throat or food poisoning. Here are three … Continue reading Healthy traveling is happy traveling
“Am I contagious?” Doctors hear this question all the time. Patients want to know if they can go back to work or school. Parents wonder if going to a birthday party will mean inflicting pink eye on 30 kids. Continue reading Am I contagious?
These days the word gluten-free is everywhere, from the grocery store aisles to restaurant menus to morning talk shows. The growing prevalence of people suffering from gluten-related disorders has even spurred a group of 15 experts to propose a new … Continue reading Flying the friendly skies while navigating the challenges of eating gluten-free
Dr. Eric Topol wants patients to own their own health data. The tech-loving cardiologist-turned-genomics professor from the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, CA has been popping up a lot lately, in op-eds and at health technology conferences. Continue reading X-Ray Selfies and Uber-Docs: A Glimpse of Medicine’s (Near) Future
Image via CityMetric.com Low-income individuals are also often less equipped to adapt to climate stressors. Urban communities of color often have reduced access to alternate housing, food, water, cooling, or transportation in the event of a weather emergency. Continue reading Unhealthy Air, Unhealthy lungs, Unhealthy Communities
The Indian party was in full swing. The ladies gossiped in the kitchen and rolled dough, and the men smoked and sipped whiskey in the den. One of our ‘uncles’ popped a second gulab jamun sweet in his mouth, prompting … Continue reading A Little Bit of Diabetes
In America, though, we permit just about anyone to accumulate lethal weapons–like the AR-15 assault rifle responsible for so many mass shootings–with the power to end many people’s lives. Continue reading Obtaining an assault rifle should be as difficult as becoming a doctor
Image via SpectrumNews.org Autism’s sinister attack on children that start out appearing healthy, even precocious, is one of the most devastating trials a parent can endure. Fluent speech degenerates to monosyllables. Creative play becomes hand-flapping and repeated purposeless motion. Children react with the same indifference to strangers and loving parents. Continue reading What Causes Autism?
Image via DaSilvaInstitute.com Stem cell researchers may have taken the first steps toward conducting stem cell research without having to take the controversial step of destroying human embryos. Continue reading New Stem Cell Breakthrough Avoids Destroying Human Embryos