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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


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


A Certified Medical Controversy

Originally posted on Your Personal Affordable Care Act:
The American Board of Internal Medicine is grossly mismanaged and on the verge of financial collapse. This is the same organization that…

April 23, 2015

Moderately Strenuous Aerobic Exercise Is Safe Even In People with Implanted Defibrillators

We need more studies like this. A straight-forward randomized controlled trial, with clearly articulated metrics. The bottom line, as it nearly always is…exercise is a strikingly powerful tool for improving … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

We need better science for better nutrition guidelines

Aaron Carroll of The Incidental Economist writes a very good column for The New York Times on the insipid basis upon which we develop so much of our “official” dietary … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 If restaurants billed like hospitals, you’d probably stop going out to eat

The article below by Sarah Kliff of Vox is right on point. Healthcare is the only industry where we allow vendors to get away with the kind of absurd billing … Continue reading

April 17, 2015

What happens when lies and truth cross paths

Originally posted on Your Personal Affordable Care Act:
Obviously, the messaging about ethics in advertising healthcare services is not getting through to many hospital administrators. In this article, medical ethicists…

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Obese women 40 per cent more likely to get cancer — ScienceDaily

As if you needed more guidance on maintaining a healthy body weight. Fat cells are not inert; they are metabolically active, and in harmful ways, as they promote inflammation, may … Continue reading

April 7, 2015

Improving your fitness could improve fitness of your spouse — ScienceDaily

Certainly, I’d have to agree with this article. In our house, we have two German Shepherd Dogs (pictured, getting ready to go out on Halloween), and my wife and I … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

Breaking Muscle: The Decline of Physical Literacy in Kids: What Can We Do?

Originally posted on Your Personal Affordable Care Act:
Great article by Canadian weight lifter Dresdin Archibald. He is absolutely on point about physical development and children. While some things are…

March 31, 2015

Shire, Maker of Binge-Eating Drug Vyvanse, First Marketed the Disease –

Originally posted on Your Personal Affordable Care Act:
Most Americans are unaware of just how dramatically the healthcare industry is stacked against them. It is truly an army of people…

March 25, 2015

Hospital Discharges Rise at Lucrative Times – WSJ

Originally posted on Your Personal Affordable Care Act:
This article in the Wall Street Journal dovetails with a post from a couple of weeks ago, on the intellectual fraudulence of…

March 23, 2015

Effects of Exercise Amount and Intensity on Abdominal Obesity and Glucose Tolerance in Obese Adults: A Randomized TrialEffects of Exercise on Obesity and Glucose Intolerance | Annals of Internal Medicine

Further validation that ALL exercise matters, it matters more than the much vaunted, but bullshit strategy called physical activity, and high intensity exercise (once you are sufficiently fit to do … Continue reading

March 23, 2015

Is your busy schedule affecting your health? Time might not be the problem — ScienceDaily

18Most of us feel time pressure, from, ahem, time to time. This article, reporting on work published in the Journal of Marketing Research (who better to understand our pressures and … Continue reading

March 18, 2015

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