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Make an Appointment…Whenever You Need To?: Are Annual Exams Obsolete?

We have gradually come to realize that the routine physical did little or nothing to improve health outcomes and was largely a waste of time and money. Today the emphasis is on identifying factors that can be altered to improve … Continue reading

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23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

“A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way.  Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, … Continue reading

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HPV Vaccination: Not Just For Girls Anymore

By: Rebecca Cerio Vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine.  The ability to give someone an injection and protect them from  diseases that used to claim millions of lives each year at low cost is a huge … Continue reading

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Tattoos of the Useful Kind

Imagine if, instead of being hooked up to machines to monitor your brainwaves, heart, etc., instead your doctor gave you a tiny patch that could take those readings wherever you were and wirelessly send them back to the doctor’s office? … Continue reading

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Risk, Heart Attacks, and Firefighter Fatalities

What kills most firefighters on the job?  Not structural collapses.  Not smoke inhalation.  Heart attacks, says a study of firefighter fatalities done at the University of Georgia.  This was a bit surprising to me but makes sense in a lot of ways: … Continue reading

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Genetics, Environment, and the 1946 National Survey of Health and Development

Really neat article in Nature about the National Survey of Health and Development study:  a cohort of thousands of British children born in 1946 who have gamely given details of their health and environments throughout their lives.  The data on these normal … Continue reading

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Why haven’t we cured cancer?

David Gorski did a wonderful job on Science-Based Medicine of answering this question.  In short? Why haven’t scientists cured cancer yet? Leaving aside the trite answer of “Which cancer?” I can say this: Because it’s hard. It’s very, very hard. It’s harder than going … Continue reading

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