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Why FDA approval is no guarantee

Even though I’m generally an optimist, you may have noticed something I’m rather pessimistic about. It’s Big Pharma. But can you blame me? They just keep proving over and over that the drugs they [...]

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Sugar kills, salt doesn’t

Whether you’ve been with me for a while or if you’ve just joined me, you probably know that I’m passionate about spreading one message. Okay, I’m passionate about spreading more than just one [...]

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Life-long weight struggles start with the “freshman fifteen”

I talk a lot about healthy weight in childhood and adulthood, but not so much about that in-between time — the college years. But the fact is, this is a notoriously common time for people to [...]

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Common painkillers up your risk of heart attack

Do you pop a Tylenol or a Motrin whenever you feel a headache (or backache, or knee twinge) coming on? If so, it’s time to rethink that choice. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like [...]

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Good health depends on good choices

I have a sad story to tell you today. It has me feeling discouraged and depressed. But it’s worth sharing if it helps even one person. As you know, I always have the highest hopes for my patients [...]

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