Medical Editorial Board Articles & Stories

Expert Commentary: Dr. John D. Cahill, M.D. June 12, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. John D. Cahill, M.D. June 12, 2009

With swine flu spreading to a number of countries, most of them developed and with fairly comfortable supplies of antiviral drugs, it might seem that the world is in pretty good shape to suppress a seriously lethal pandemic.  Although these drugs appear effective against this strain, i... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman M.D. - June 9, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman M.D. - June 9, 2009

This latest study in Circulation Research reveals some striking new data. You don’t necessarily have to be overweight to develop atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The study suggests that danger is the chronic inflammation of the arteries caused by eating fatty foods and is ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - June 5, 2009

Expert Commentary: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - June 5, 2009

So another dirty secret? Vitamins a fraud? Another great hoax on the public? It’s an important question, because the public is spending billions of dollars on vitamins. The history of Vitamins – as are many health cures -- is often faddish. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and now Vitamin ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - June 1, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - June 1, 2009

More and more we are discovering the health benefits of vitamin-D. Most of us tend to stay indoors during the winter months, as I know I certainly do, but lack of exposure to sunlight could mean that you’re not getting enough vitamin D. So taking your lunch outside and soaking up a few ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - May 26, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - May 26, 2009

We are all beginning to realize that too much salt may be bad for our health. Yet, our bodies need some sodium (better known as salt) to function properly. The body uses sodium, to maintain the right balance of fluids in our bodies. We also need sodium to transmit nerve impulses. In additio... Read More


Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 22, 2009

Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 22, 2009

Is Coffee Good or Bad? So here is another story proclaiming the benefits of coffee. The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism reports that a cup coffee before high intensity exercise reduces muscle pain thus helping the avid muscle grower work harder. Well, whe... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. May 8, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. May 8, 2009

Living to 100 plus. That's the goal. Live a long time and be healthy along the way. How to do that? We have come a long way in understanding the basics for a long life. It's not a magic bullet, not special vitamins though there is mounting evidence that certain supplements do seem to have the ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - May 8, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - May 8, 2009

Eating Your Vegetables. Here is another great story on the value of eating broccoli and sprouts. But while we all know that eating fruits and vegetables are good for you, how do we increase input? The original guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake from the US Department of Agriculture was ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Steven Abramow, D.P.M., FACFAS - May 11, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Steven Abramow, D.P.M., FACFAS - May 11, 2009

While it is always interesting to hear about developments in surgical techniques, the initial approach should always be an attempt to resolve the problem with as little intervention as possible. Most times problems can be resolved. Hammertoe is a deformity of the toe, in which the end of the... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, M.D. May 5, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, M.D. May 5, 2009

In a fascinating study in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology,  scientists explored the creation of fat through a structure called fatty acid synthasase. While this is pure research with no immediate clinical application it does open a window into how fats are formed from... Read More


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