Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 2:05pm
A recent study published in the medical journal The Lancet addresses the question of whether there is an association between dairy products and heart disease.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2:05pm
Dear Readers: I've written a lot lately about drug costs because they are so expensive. Now, don’t get me wrong. I think when it comes to new drugs, companies have to make a profit. Without that, we wouldn’t have new technology that saves lives. Case in point: Hepatitis C. We can now cure it not...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 2:05pm
A recent paper from the American Academy of Pediatrics says we should start spending more time playing with our children.
Friday, August 31, 2018, 2:05pm
A study from the website www.goodrx.com looked at commonly used drugs, comparing the cost city by city. Now, I do expect the cost in New York City to be more than in Madison, Wisconsin — rent, salaries and everything else are higher in NYC — but not in some of the other cities.
Friday, July 27, 2018, 2:05pm
Lentils are a fabulous bean — inexpensive and high in protein — that you should consider because recently published research shows eating them significantly cuts down blood sugar.
Friday, July 13, 2018, 2:05pm
As many of you know, I am a great proponent of the Mediterranean diet. I have commonly called it the king of diets, with study after study showing it’s worthwhile. If you Google it, you’ll see what it is — a diet loaded with veggies and fruits, less animal protein, plentiful fish, nuts and olive oil, often accompanied at dinner by a glass of wine.
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:05pm
Dear Dr. Zorba: First-time writer, longtime reader. My mom had poor skin, so do I. I can’t sit for long because my underwear bites into my skin. It doesn’t break it — it just itches. I eat well, exercise, am the right weight. No matter what I do, nothing works. I’ve gone to a dermatologist who just...
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 2:05pm
I used to be a smoker. Many of you, my loyal readers, know that. I was a dumb, stupid college student who thought smoking would make me hip and attractive to you know who. I was recently trekking in the Himalayas with a good friend. We were hiking up 3,500 feet to see a fantastic view of peaks...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:05pm
Do you feel your age? What does that mean when we say it? Usually it’s a pejorative expression meaning you can’t do a certain activity anymore. The aches and pains of arthritis, the curriculum vitae of our injuries, surgeries, and illnesses take a toll on us. But the bigger issue with aging is how...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 2:05pm
New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that when it came to calcium supplements, we were wrong.
Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:05pm
Most of us like to be outdoors. That’s why inclement weather, winter winds and cabin fever often take a toll on us.
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 2:05pm
Research out of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland shows that singing might help one’s brain function.
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 2:05pm
Cocoa contains flavonoids, which some studies show may promote heart health and good blood pressure, while also guarding against high cholesterol levels, memory problems and even skin wrinkles.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 2:05pm
A recent study out of Sweden showed dog owners live longer. In Sweden, everyone has a national health registry number, making the Swedes experts on following people’s health from birth to death.
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 2:05pm
Perhaps the gift to yourself this year might be a spiritual awakening — a meditation course, that yoga you’ve wanted to do, the Bible study class you didn’t have time for last year. Find something to recharge your soul.
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:05pm
Sodas and fruit juices are packed with hidden calories. In fact, every ounce of a regularly sweetened soft drink has about a teaspoon of sugar, 15 calories. So if you drink 32 ounces of Mountain Dew a day, you’re getting 32 teaspoons of sugar — close to 500 calories.
Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:05pm
The progression of a potentially devastating form of partial blindness, wet macular degeneration, can be slowed by taking a supplement loaded with antioxidants, zinc and copper, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal’s Ophthalmology .
Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:05pm
If you’re a diabetic, proceed with caution. You may be overtreating your diabetes — taking too much medicine, pushing your blood sugar too low, overtesting yourself. When reading this column remember you just might get some push back from one of the many clinicians who think lower is always better...
Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:05pm
Recent research from the British Medical Journal shows we could cut down on medical care costs by up to $100 billion if we became a nation of exercisers.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:05pm
Every year at this time, I write my column on seasonal affective disorder, nicknamed SAD. And indeed it does make me sad when I think about the upcoming dark days.