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Cookies, Cocaine, and Culture

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.

By | October 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Lose Weight, Find Health, As Easy as A-B-C. Just not easier…

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.

By | October 11th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Weight is Not a Choice

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 [...]

By | September 27th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

We Can Be Disease-Proof

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.

By | September 20th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Being Less Dense About Breast-Cancer Screening

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.

By | September 13th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Flu-ing Around

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.

By | September 6th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Of Lyme Disease and Lemonade

An analysis by the CDC indicates that there is ten times as much Lyme disease in the U.S. as formal reporting channels suggest.

By | August 23rd, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

How Medication Can Kill You

You, and I, and everyone else has seen those direct-to-patient drug ads that Big Pharma runs on prime time television.

By | August 16th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Being Human First

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.

By | July 5th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Unity, Balance, and Power

Lincoln told us that a house divided against itself cannot long stand. If this is true of the houses in which the body politic gathers, it is no less true of the gathering housed by our very bodies.

By | June 14th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments