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Hindsight

It was Saturday night and I was in the hot seat. My wife, Sharlene, and I were one of several...

Intensive mobile phone use affects young people´s sleep

Young adults who make particularly heavy use of mobile phones and computers run a greater risk of sleep disturbances, stress,...

A Quick Status Check

Tom and Alice had a backyard barbecue on the 4th of July. They invited their neighbors, Bob and Nadine and...

Staying Cool When It is Hot

As I write it is unusually hot and humid--and summer has only just begun! One week ago our area was...

Beware the Epidemiologic Dragon

A recent online health service noted that “40% of cancers are due to avoidable life choices....Tobacco causes 23% of [cancer]...

Can Nutritional Supplements Alter Student Behavior?

A group of researchers reported that children aged 6-12 years  given low dose vitamin-mineral supplements were involved in less violence...

If a Little Bit is Good . . .

“If I take two fish oil pills a day to increase my intake of omage-3 fatty acids, four pills a...

The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious and growing global problem. While age, gender, and genetics all influence risk, a healthy...

Aspirin, the 100-year-old Medicine

Dr. Ron Atchison, internist, waited outside his patient’s room while the current group of medical students and residents filed out...

Infections Cause Cancer

Worldwide, there are nearly 13 million cases of cancer each year. A study published in Lancet Oncology estimates that 2...

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