Medical Editorial Board Articles & Stories

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 27, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 27, 2009

So here is yet another story on the dangers of obesity. In this case several studies were reported in the journal of Neurology that points to the possibility that obesity puts people at greater risk for dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and the loss of brain function, in general. This Just adds a... Read More


Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

A Chinese form of martial art that's also a meditation and exercise discipline shows a remarkable ability to boost immunity in older people, according to recent research. This is on top of studies that have already demonstrated that the martial art, known as tai chi, lowers blood pressure, im... Read More


The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

Dr. Marriane Legato discusses what she believes to be one of the most interesting issues concerning men. At any age, from birth to 85 years, men die at a greater number than women. Their vulnerability in the womb is very interesting. About 250 male fetuses are conceived for every 100 females ... Read More


What is an Aneurysm?

What is an Aneurysm?

WHAT IS AN AORTIC ANEURYSM? With Dr.Sateesh Babu Vascular Associates of Westchester Read More


How Long Can a Human Being Live?

How Long Can a Human Being Live?

Dr. Valentin Fuster considers the question of how long can human being live. He begins by describing how the life expectancy of men and women has been extended two or three years per decade since he attended medical school. However, this improvement in life expectancy has come from improved t... Read More


The Possibilities of the Human Genome

The Possibilities of the Human Genome

Dr. Marianne Legato discusses the reality that we, as human beings, can now create life. We are tremendously powerful in terms of our scientific knowledge. We can clone human beings; that is absolutely going to come to pass. The defense department's scientfic arm, DARPA, is doing amazing kind... Read More


How the Y Chromosome Drives Evolution

How the Y Chromosome Drives Evolution

Dr. Marianne Legato explains that the male "Y chromosome", which at one point was called a wasteland, has genes responsible for the "housekeeping issues" in tissues. It's not just dedicated exclusively to male fertility and determining the male sex in the developing fetus. The aspect that is ... Read More


The Challenges of Overseas Medical Evacuations

The Challenges of Overseas Medical Evacuations

Dr. John Cahill explains that a number of tropical diseases, if left unrecognized or untreated, can have devastating outcomes. Unfortunately, he sees this on a daily basis. There are people who return from their travels with serious viral or parasitic infections. In good hands, it can be very... Read More


Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Marianne Legato discusses how she evaluates patients being screened for cardiovascular disease. She says that one of the things she looks for are the signs of early coronary artery disease in men, as well as the unique symptoms in women. Women also experience coronary artery spasm, which ... Read More


The Dangers of Infections During Travel

The Dangers of Infections During Travel

Dr. John Cahill discusses about how traveling abroad has become very easy - it's relatively cheap, readily available, enjoyable, and a click away on the internet. But many people don't seem to realize there are health risks involved when traveling, particularly when traveling to the developin... Read More


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