Friday, July 21, 2017, 4:05pm
Following more than 2,000 Canadian children all around the country, researchers discovered kids who didn’t get eggs or peanut products by 6 months of age were two times more likely to develop an allergy — and with milk, they were four times as likely.
Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:05pm
There has been a dramatic 30 percent drop in dementia including Alzheimer’s in all groups except high school dropouts, according to the notable Framingham Heart Study data.
Monday, June 19, 2017, 4:05pm
New research in the British Medical Journal’s Heart publication showed eating chocolate once or twice a week may lower your risk of developing atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm that affects 3 million to 5 million people in the United States.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:05pm
There is no definitive test for migraines. We doctors take a clinical history. We might do a scan, although that won’t add much to the diagnosis but can just rule out other problems. And then we prescribe. We may try various drugs, some of which only work for migraines.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 4:05pm
If you’ve been told you need knee arthroscopy, then read on: It may be unnecessary. I don’t want to alarm you. I have recommended arthroscopic surgery to many of my patients over the years. But the latest article published in the British Medical Journal calls that procedure into question.
Friday, May 12, 2017, 4:05pm
You can hardly open up a newspaper these days, or swipe your screen to read, without seeing something about the opioid epidemic. With 50,000 deaths a year from this scourge, it deserves to be front and center for all of us — patients and clinicians.
Friday, May 5, 2017, 4:05pm
Kids are spending more and more time watching more and more screens. I used to harp against TV time, but gone are the days of just three network stations plus PBS. Now there are screens everywhere, and I mean everywhere.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 4:05pm
Zobra Paster: The shingles vaccine is far from perfect — it’s only 50 percent effective — but it has the extra benefit of reducing the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, constant pain from shingles that can last years, by 70 percent.
Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:05pm
Recent research out of Indiana University has found caffeine may boost an enzyme that protects against dementia.
Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:05pm
You don’t get vitamin D from the sun unless you’re out in the sun every day — and that isn’t good for your skin. So think about a D supplement, 2,000 IU a day. It’s a cheap pill that just might keep you healthy. Stay well.
Friday, March 10, 2017, 1:20pm
Dear Doc: You’ve been harping on overcharging for drugs by pharmacies, so let me chime in with an experience I had. A very poor guy who helped me around the farm developed a rash that looked to me like Lyme disease. But what do I know? My good doctor friend with a heart of gold told me he’d look at...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:20am
Worry does so much more than affect the body with just one hormone. According to new research, it might be a significant risk factor for cancer.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 3:15pm
According to new research published in the British Medical Journal, an "enjoy life" attitude can lead to a longer life.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:00am
Dr. Zorba Paster talks about ways to prevent children and adults from choking and the importance of prevention.
Monday, January 9, 2017, 11:00am
The important question is: What’s the minimal number of steps you need to do each day to survive? I’m not recommending you couch potatoes shoot for the lowest number, but it’s a useful yardstick when it comes to older adults who are sick and who are in or just out of the hospital.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:00am
My mom died from dementia, Alzheimer’s possibly, but without an autopsy it’s hard to say. That was back in 1981 when MRIs didn’t exist and CT scans were in their infancy. So I always keep up-to-date on the dementia front because I’m afraid it could happen to me or my kids. A while ago, I wrote...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 11:00am
How many of us think about the side effects of those cleansers, solvents and waxes – the industrialized products that are household names?
Monday, November 21, 2016, 11:00am
Before you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner, celebrate the successes of the year, think about those who aren't around and count your blessings. Before you dig into that turkey and eat more than you should, why not think about your community? Make a plan to help and do it.
Monday, October 24, 2016, 11:00am
Zorba Paster says Seasonal Affective Disorder lights are helpful, but it's still important to spend time outside.
Monday, October 10, 2016, 11:00am
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed how the sugar industry had a hand in playing down sugar as a cause of heart disease, allowing the saturated fat studies to come to the forefront.