Saturday, September 11, 2021, 8:00am
Dementia, in the way that I’m talking about, includes all sorts of memory loss — past memory, immediate memory, with or without loss of executive function, or the ability to make a decision and take action.
Saturday, August 21, 2021, 1:00pm
I get lots of COVID-19 questions. From my newspaper readers, on my radio show, from my Facebook page — you name it, the questions come in.
Friday, August 6, 2021, 5:00am
Decisions, decisions, decisions. How do we make them? Why are some of my patients more resilient than others? Why is it so difficult for some of them to take a step forward to improve their health?
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 5:00am
Researchers found exercise in the afternoon seemed to burn more fat than exercise in the morning. Then they found a cup of strong coffee before exercise, especially if that exercise was on an empty stomach, seemed to make the fat run off even more.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 10:20am
The data is irrefutable. The social sphere of our lives is what propels us forward.
Sunday, May 30, 2021, 9:20am
Shall we or shall we not take off our masks? That is the question, isn’t it, says Dr. Zorba Paster.
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:20am
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Who started that craze? You might be able to guess.
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 10:20am
I've had my COVID-19 immunizations. My wife, Penelope, has had hers, and nearly all of our kids are vaccinated. It’s a good feeling.
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 10:20am
I was shocked the other day — and I don’t mean surprised, but shocked — when I read there has been a decline in health for Gen Xers and millennials compared to baby boomers.
Friday, April 23, 2021, 1:00pm
Oatmeal is high in soluble and insoluble fiber and is filled with magnesium and other key nutrients such as antioxidants, tocopherols, lignins and phenols.
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 11:00am
You would think getting that good shut-eye, those all-important ZZZs, would be easy, but it’s not. Just look at all the commercials for over-the-counter sleeping aids. Combine them with the mattress commercials, and you’ll understand our preoccupation with sleep.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 2:15pm
If you have hypertension, treat it to goal. That’s less than 120/80 for younger folks and somewhat higher for older adults. It’s something you should discuss with your doctor.
If you don’t know if you have hypertension but don’t want to get it checked by a doctor, then get a portable machine.
Friday, March 19, 2021, 2:35pm
Eat your veggies, says Dr. Zorba Paster. Find some cruciferous ones to eat regularly and make them a superfood part of your diet.
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10:35am
Dr. Zorba Paster says it’s time to look at new, safer, better ways of offering our patients the ability to control their pain. Medical marijuana fits that bill, and new research shows that in states where it was legalized, it has cut down on opioid deaths.
Monday, February 22, 2021, 10:35am
Friday, February 5, 2021, 7:00am
Dr. Zorba Paster looks at a study of nearly 400 patients who underwent general anesthesia for one to three hours; the study found that listening to soothing words and music during surgery appears to reduce post-operative pain levels.
Friday, January 15, 2021, 9:30am
Lots of numbers, so let me summarize how I see this. The Mediterranean diet is king when it comes to bowel cancer
Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 9:30am
I’ve written about vitamins and supplements many times. My bottom line has always been that we get these essential micronutrients from food — colorful fruits and veggies.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 2:30pm
On the surface, taking supplements would seem to be a good idea. They tested it and it failed. It didn’t prevent atrial fibrillation, a form of cardiac disease.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 12:30pm
Zorba's spin: An incentive to get the shot wouldn’t have to be money or avoiding a ticket, but being rewarded by getting to do the things we like to do — travel, restaurants, friends and family.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 11:00am
SAD is treatable. Why suffer when it’s so simple to treat without taking a pill?
Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:00am
We sit too much. And with COVID-19, we sit even more than ever.
Friday, November 6, 2020, 1:00pm
Dr. Zorba Paster says people are always asking, "Is it time for me to get my shot?" And according to him, it's time to take one for the team and get vaccinated.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00pm
When anything comes up that might help to reduce the risk of dementia, Dr. Zorba Paster reads all about it, since his mother passed from the condition in 1981. Studies have found that hearing loss is linked to a loss of brain function, loss of memory and increased risk of dementia. Hearing aids actually protect your brain, Dr. Zorba Paster says.
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 1:00pm
I have lots of patients asking me about airline travel — how safe is it? Should they fly now, given the COVID-19 pandemic? Information published in a paper just released in the Journal of the American Medical Association may help in the decision-making process.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 2:00pm
Dr. Zorba Paster says it's common to have trouble getting a good night's sleep as you get older. That's why he finds a new study on the use of weighted blankets so fascinating.
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 2:00pm
Let’s talk aspirin — daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks.
Friday, September 11, 2020, 2:00pm
Every year at this time, Zorba Paster gets allergy questions. Most of the time, you can fix the allergy problem by buying off-the-shelf medications.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 9:00am
Exercise, exercise, exercise. What’s good for your heart is good for your brain.
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00am
Dr. Zorba Paster walks us through a study published in The BMJ, which showed that taking probiotics, especially supplemented with prebiotics, might just ease depression and anxiety.