A commentary in the current issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggesting that saturated fat is not really so bad after all has the media buzzing. My most recent Google search of “saturated fat” limited to news retrieved 20,000 sites.
For those who follow health news, there was no way to avoid tripping over the combination of Oreos and cocaine this week. The relevant headlines, of which there are many, suggest in essence that Oreos are as dangerous and addictive as cocaine.
I wrote this column. You are reading it. Minimally, that means we are both literate. We weren’t born that way. We learned to be literate. We acquired a valuable set of related skills upon which we have relied throughout our lives.
Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz Our weight, of course, is substantially influenced by our behaviors and choices. I have argued for years, against a backdrop of exotic theories, genetic discoveries, and snake-oil hucksterism, that weight represents energy balance, and is thus overwhelmingly influenced by calories in, and calories out. I have made the [...]
Just like the ship captains of old controlled ship and sail, but not wind and wave- so do modern airline pilots control cockpit, but not atmospheric conditions. But controlling the cockpit is good enough for me and my fellow frequent fliers.
I was privileged recently to attend a fund-raising event for AreYouDense, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women with dense breast tissue get the best early detection services modern medicine can offer.
As reliably as the other signs of seasons turning comes CDC’s annual shift in focus to influenza. The prevailing vaccine strains have been identified, and the yearly customization of vaccine to correspond has been completed.
An analysis by the CDC indicates that there is ten times as much Lyme disease in the U.S. as formal reporting channels suggest.
You, and I, and everyone else has seen those direct-to-patient drug ads that Big Pharma runs on prime time television.
In medicine, we pledge: primum non nocere. First, do no harm. But before we can do no harm as doctors, we need to be doctors.