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Category: Prevention

Are You a Fracture Waiting to Happen?

December 27th, 2010
Aging, Osteoporosis, Prevention

When it comes to osteoporosis, do you know the score? If you or a loved one is over 45, then you should know what a “DEXA” is, and how to read one. It’s important to understand that most people who have osteoporosis won’t ever know it before fracturing a bone. Not even an x-ray done […]

Legislating Preventative Health Care is a Fantasy

October 26th, 2010
Health, Health Care, Insurance, Prevention
Preventative Health Care is a Fantasy

Ever since President Obama first started talking about health care reform, politicians have been talking about preventative medicine by legislation, but it’s all bogus. Our President said “Simply put, in the absence of a radical shift towards prevention and public health, we will not be successful in containing medical costs or improving the health of […]

The Good News About Disease

October 13th, 2010
Aging, Health, Prevention
Girl getting blood pressure checked

I thought I would let you know the good news about disease, and no, it’s not that you can stay home from work. The good news is that almost all conditions you are likely to acquire can be prevented at the exact same time. Drug commercials are spending billions of dollars trying to sell you […]

Help for Obese Kids?

September 14th, 2010
Health, Prevention

The other day I was responding to a question that went something like this. If you could give 1 health tip designed to decrease childhood obesity, what would it be? After thinking about it for a minute, I realized that I would give this health tip to anyone, assuming I could only give 1, and […]

How Many Calories in my Drink?

September 7th, 2010
Health, Prevention

If you watch any television at all, and especially sports, then by now you are no doubt aware of the battle for king of the low calorie brews. More like an all out war. I have to confess, I’m going from memory here, but I’m pretty sure Michelob Ultra started this fight with a commercial […]

Does Research Lie?

August 24th, 2010
Health, Prevention

Have you ever wondered why it seems that every time we’re told that we’re supposed to do something for our health, or eat something for our health, it’s just a matter of time before that healthy thing is no longer healthy, and we’re never supposed to do it or eat it again? Remember when you […]

The Health Care Chain of Command

August 17th, 2010
Health, Health Care, Insurance, Prevention

A woman called my office a couple of months ago, and the first thing she asked me was “do you take my insurance?” I let her know that I did, and asked her if she wanted to schedule an appointment for a consultation. She told me over the phone that she had been suffering from […]