Archive for August, 2014

BEGIN RUNNING FOR HEALTH BENEFITS

According to a recent study, it does not matter whether you run 30 minutes per week or two hours per week, you still achieve health benefits.  The study followed adults ranging from age 18 to 100 years old.  The average age was 44.  The main goal was to monitor how many people died or had […]

Lifestyle Medicine

The most influential trend in medicine today, growing exponentially, is the emerging field of what is known as “lifestyle medicine” — lifestyle as treatment, not just prevention. That is a profound statement made by Dean Ornish, MD, founder of the University of California San Francisco’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute . We tend to think of […]

PSA Testing: Putting the cart before the horse.

The Prostate Controversy: Should I get tested? “Most men are going to their graves with prostate cancer instead of from prostate cancer.” -Dr. Oubre The prostate cancer testing controversy has raged on for over a decade.  The prostate controversy parallels the mammogram controversy (see the Harms of Mammography blog) although mammograms look stellar when compared […]

Ebola Virus Summary and Tips

As many of you have already heard from friends, family, strangers, or the news, the largest Ebola outbreak known to man is occurring right now in Africa.  The Ebola virus awakens in Africa every several years and causes a fatal outbreak due to the severity of disease, lack of medical care, and poor hygiene in […]