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Sugar And The Brain

Recently, I was reading some articles about added sugar in our diets.  Most added sugar comes from processed foods and is already in the box or the jar before we bring it home from the store.  Dieticians and nutritionists recommend … Read More

Posted in Cancer, General Health, health, healthy living, heart attack, Obesity, science news |

Not All Carbs Are Created Equal

Pity the poor carbohydrate.  Carbohydrates, also known as saccharides or carbs, are sugars or starches. They are a major food source and a key form of energy for most organisms.  We need them to survive.  Unfortunately, like people, there are good … Read More

Posted in health, healthy living, Obesity, obesity epidemic, science news |

Sepsis and Diet.

Sepsis is one of the leading killers in the United States.  1.7 million Americans get sepsis each year.  Fully one-third of all patients who die in hospital have sepsis. Sepsis is the body’s response to overwhelming infection.  For most of … Read More

Posted in blood infections, General Health, health, healthy living, Infection, medical research, Obesity, obesity epidemic, Sepsis |

Pay More, Get Less

The United States spends more per person on health care than any other developed country.  At the same time, our life expectancy is less than that in other developed countries.  What is going on? Let’s start with the cost of … Read More

Posted in drug companies, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, healthy living, Hospitals, Medicare, Obesity, obesity epidemic |

Guess What Is The Biggest Problem in Health Care Today? It’s You.

There was a great essay in the Wall Street Journal recently that highlighted a big problem in health care.  In spite of the many advances in detecting and treating illnesses, patients just don’t want to change their lifestyles and that … Read More

Posted in Doctors, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, healthy living, Heart Attacks, Medical Costs, Obesity, obesity epidemic, science news |

Politicians Continue to Fail Us on Healthcare

The annual report by the Commonwealth Fund is out again.  The Fund has as its goal the promotion of high quality health care programs with better access for the poor, for children, and for the uninsured.  Each year the Fund … Read More

Posted in Birth Injuries, Doctors, Fee for Service, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Obesity, obesity epidemic |