6,000 are injuried annually by plastic product packaging: These and more Christmas safety warnings from Robert S. Wieder. Holiday Horrors: Safety Tips to Help You Make it to New Year’s Day is a post from:
The Institute of Medicine of Chicago has inducted its Fall 2014 Class of Fellows, a group of health care leaders from a variety of disciplines and organizations in the Chicago area. A total of 45 Fellows were inducted in 2014.
Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits. A new analysis shows an association between being exposed to the intervention as a parent and a modest decrease in body mass index (BMI) compared to parents in two similar control communities.
The topics you definitely want to avoid at a holiday dinner with extended family: Dr. J's Dangerous 11. 11 Topics to Avoid at a Holiday Dinner is a post from:
Loyola University Medical Center has implanted its 100th patient with a new artificial aortic heart valve that does not require open-heart surgery.
Beginning in November of next year not only restaurants, but also vending machines and movie snack bars will have to discolose calorie figures. The various industries are not happy, says Robert S. Wieder. New FDA Calorie-Posting Rules Have Food Industry Wringing Its Hands is a post from:
It happened outside a school. Cops were subduing some children. A guy believed to be a plainclothes cop came up and punched a 12-year-old black youngster. And yes, it all got captured on video. Click here to read the story.
- Loyola University Medical Center orthopaedic surgeon Michael S. Bednar, MD, FAAOS has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
Colored vegetables are healthy, and there is no vegetable with more intense color than beets. Karen Collins gives the lowdown on beet nutrition and preparation. Beets: Intensely Red, Intensely Healthy is a post from:
In light of their prominence following the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations, Dr. J does a rundown on the most common "date rape" drugs, the forms they come in, and their effects. Bill Cosby, Date Rape Drugs, and Sexual Assault is a post from:
Two professional medical societies have recently launched initiatives to support a wider variety of health care providers in adapting to new roles and opportunities resulting from the rapidly evolving arena of hepatitis C (HCV) screening, diagnosis, and treatment. As the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan observes, providers at every level in the healthcare system can play...
Last month, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual meeting (The Liver Meeting®) took place, convening nearly 10,000 physicians, surgeons, researchers, allied health professionals and advocates from around the world to discuss the natural history, prevention, and cure of liver diseases. Show More Summary
Moderate exercise cuts your cold risk in half, but intense exercise can increase it. Karen Collins on how physicial activity and viral infections interact. Moderate Exercise Can Cut Your Cold Risk in Half is a post from:
Did you know that the Thanksgiving turkey has doubled in size since the 1930s, and can neither fly nor reproduce on its own? Those and more turkey trivia from Robert S. Wieder. Turkey Truths: Fun Facts About Your Impending Entree is a post from:
Dr. J looks at two research studies that evaluated other studies on the effectiveness of popular diets over time. His conclusion: Whatever diet you follow, within reason, will work if you can stick to it. The Diet Derby: Comparing Atkins, Weight Watchers, Zone, and South Beach is a post from:
Can a tactic developed to combat climate change help fight society's addiction to sugar? Robert S. Wieder looks into it. Cap and Trade for Sugar Idea Gains Traction is a post from:
By ZEV CHAFETS The news is out. “The Interview” will not be coming to a Cineplex near you on Christmas Day. Sony, the studio that produced Seth Rogen’s $44 million comedy about the assassination North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has dropped it. Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal originally greenlighted this film. But as of today, she […]
Dr. J looks over recent research and finds discouraging news about the efficacy of exercise for losing weight, but he encourages you to exercise nonetheless, and to also make other lifestyle changes such as eating less. Exercise Alone May Well be Useless for Weight Loss is a post from:
Like waring a meat dress to an awards show, The Monster Cycle + Studio in Soho is weird. The Lady Gaga-inspired gym feels more like a club, or weird but cool art gallery, than a place to workout. More » Fitness Friday: There’s A Lady...Show More Summary
Karen Collins offers a series of tips on how to avoid blowing your healthy diet at the buffet counter. Navigating a Buffet Safely: Healthy Tactics is a post from: