I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect - Edward Gibbon
Feb 16, 2018 - Healthcare hasn’t left the news for years. The fact that the talk is almost always about the $$$ may explain why home health care hasn’t caught on even though it often provides better patient outcomes and saves cash.
Jan 22, 2018 - With DNA analysis making its way into the commercial realm, it was inevitable that the health industry would get in on the action. But how good is that for the consumer?
Jan 10, 2018 - It’s uncomfortable to entertain even the possibility of cancer. But there’s one type of cancer you are basically sure to survive if you take just a little preventive action.
Jan 4, 2018 - Unlike other diseases, the mortality rate from sickle cell disease is on the rise. When you consider that the majority of these patients are African-American, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised.
Nov 29, 2017 - The American way is to do as we please. But when it comes to transmission of disease, obviously things aren’t quite so simple. So should healthcare workers be required to get annual flu vaccines?
Nov 15, 2017 - Nearly one-third of America’s food supply goes to waste. Although the government has recently instituted a number of measures to improve that state of affairs, it may take deeper changes to eliminate food insecurity.
Oct 26, 2017 - The planet is warming, and the effects are being felt far and wide. But a new one may hit so close to home that by the end of the century the daily life of the average American will never be the same.
Oct 15, 2017 - The word “natural” has become perhaps the most misleading term in the food industry. Nothing makes that clearer than “natural flavoring,” a marketing trick used to enhance or even mask that actual natural flavor of what you’re eating.
Sep 28, 2017 - Although it’s not news to a lot of us, even the purveyors of the ruinous failure known as the “War on Drugs” may be finally opening their eyes to the salubrious qualities of even the most prohibited of controlled substances
Sep 4, 2017 - From creating material for building structures to synthesizing energy, for eons nature has invented ways to perform myriad tasks in environmentally sustainable ways. So the more humans learn and emulate these lessons, the better off we'll be.