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Research has shown that processed foods are making us fatter. Here is how according to the Washington Post.

Research has shown that processed foods are making us fatter.  Here is how according to the Washington Post. Not long ago it was reported by both the NY Times as well as NPR that processed foods (junk foods) had increased the weight of many Brazilians. In Brazil, the company that did the damage was Nestle. There is also some evidence that antibiotics that have been used to fatten cattle and chickens are having the same effect on us as those antibiotics make their way through the food supply. Processed foods are huge in the USA, with the latest entry into Read More »

Professional gaming injuries include back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome according to the Washington Post.

Professional gaming injuries include back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome according to the Washington Post. When we think of professional sports, we think of tennis, football or games such as baseball.   Few think of professional gaming as a sport, but it has become a high paying spectator sport where the superstars can make millions of dollars through winning tournaments and professional endorsements. Many of these athletes are affiliated with gaming teams which would make gaming a team sport. Are professional gamer’s athletes? Gamers will spend hours playing different games and they compete in tournaments that are attended by their fans Read More »

Are the new blood pressure guidelines making your pressure high?

Are the new blood pressure guidelines making your pressure high? Is your blood pressure high?  According to the new guidelines, it may be high now. For most of us, visiting the doctor includes their documentation of what we weigh and what our blood pressure is.   If you pressure is too high it can increase the risk of a stroke or other vascular event.  If it is too low, it may mean we are having a different type of problem that may require medical attention. Recently, as reported in the Washington Post, The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology Read More »

Powerful doctors you don’t know are making decisions about your health. Here’s how.

Powerful doctors you don’t know are making decisions about your health.  Here’s how. The last few years have seen many sacred cows regarding cancer prevention and screening procedures for other diseases reduced or in some cases eliminated. Examples of this includes Mammogram’s frequency and age requirements and the use of the PSA tests on men.   While groups like the American Cancer Society have advocated for years certain screens, the data, it turns out never supported anything they said.  What is true is that many people have been screened and terrified unnecessarily when screened for certain disease processes, and many of them Read More »

Is the Stethoscope outdated? What are cardiologists now using for more accurate diagnosis of heart and lung problems.

Is the Stethoscope outdated?  What are cardiologists now using for more accurate diagnosis of heart and lung problems. Is the stethoscope dead?   If you go into any ER, or doctors office, the familiar vision of the doctor with the while jacket who has a stethoscope slung around their necks is a common site. Newer technologies are on the horizon that can soon replace this ancient medical tool for listening to the hearts and lungs of their patients.   The use of computers, cell phones and apps may soon diagnose more accurately heart problems that a doctor or nurse may miss.   The Read More »