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Your Personal Affordable Care Act

  “This book is likely to offend almost everyone who opens it, and that fact alone might be the most important reason why you should read it.”…Reviewer Alan Cassels. Click … Continue reading

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Breaking News for Vik Khanna & Al Lewis

We’re here, we’re there, we’re everywhere. In fact, we cannot think of a single other recent issue on which a conservative publication (The Federalist) and liberal media outlets (NPR and … Continue reading

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Mass Screening for Untreated Atrial Fibrillation

The medical care industry just cannot get enough screenings done to people, even though most rational thinkers on healthcare believe we are doing too much screening. In this study of … Continue reading

July 27, 2015

How Obesity Became a Disease – The Atlantic

An absolutely terrific article from The Atlantic on how obesity became a disease. It isn’t one, no matter what the AMA says. But, it is a massive money maker for … Continue reading

July 22, 2015

Great essay on gun control by David Hars

Great essay on gun control by David Harsanyi Gun Control: The Killer’s Best Friend http://ow.ly/PK55d

July 17, 2015

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

More bullshit science from people looking to gin up the cash machine by seducing ever increasing numbers of people with the idea that screening will save their lives. In this … Continue reading

July 14, 2015

The New York Times: Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age

This is really cool. Norwegian researchers have developed an evidence-based calculator of physiologic age based on exercise habits. You can read the article or just click here to go right … Continue reading

July 10, 2015

Airport Gets Indoor Running Track for 2020 Olympics

This is how you create a positive environment that encourages people to be active and to visualize healthy things. There are no moving sidewalks in this new Japanese airport, just … Continue reading

June 30, 2015

Strength training still advisable in older age — ScienceDaily

Like many older adults (I am 57 now, and, unfortunately, the clock continues to move in only one direction and with frightening speed), the prospect of becoming dependent on others … Continue reading

June 28, 2015

Higher nutritional quality at no additional cost among low-income households: insights from food purchases of “positive deviants”

Maybe the beginning of the end for another modern American nutrition “expert” driven myth: that poor people can’t eat healthy because it costs too much. They can’t buy organic. They … Continue reading

June 25, 2015

The Obamacare Death Spiral Is Still Coming

Gee, rates are going up. Is anyone actually surprised by this? From The Federalist…. It appears that after a full year of costly medical claims and now knowing that most … Continue reading

June 22, 2015

Yogurt Has No Positive Effect On Health Says New Study : LIFE : Tech Times

This is a great example of really stupid science, published in the Journal of  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The survey instrument used in this work, the SF-12, measures functioning … Continue reading

June 20, 2015

Exercise: the more the merrier, and it’s almost impossible to do so much that it’ll hurt you

From this week’s JAMA, two really important papers on the benefits of exercise. Meeting the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans minimum by either moderate- or vigorous-intensity activities was associated … Continue reading

June 2, 2015

Reuters: Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years

Reuters: Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwkozw9yE

June 1, 2015
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