The use of smartphones, computers and television is widespread in America, as well as in many other countries. Medical researchers have sought to study the health effects of digital media use in adolescents and adults. Estimates are adolescents in the United States spend on average six hours…

The concept, physiologic reserves, was first described by Walter Cannon, a physiologist at Harvard Medical School in the first half of the 20th century.  This refers to the ability of a human to summon the internal energy required to recover from an injury or an illness.

We all know the importance of up-to-date vaccines, both for children and for the parents taking care of them. However, we often don’t think about the other friends and family members that can also impact the health of our children, especially newborns and small infants.

In an ideal world, the food you eat would provide all the vitamins, minerals, and micro- and macro-nutrients needed to power your body. But research shows when it comes to the recommended dietary allowance of nutrients – the minimum you should get – 99.9 percent of us fail to take in 100 per…

Human beings have a propensity to seek altered states of consciousness. This activity involves most cultures, and has been documented throughout world history. Most commonly, this has been achieved through the use of mind-altering drugs. When mind-altering drugs are used, it can lead to addi…

Let’s discuss making medical care cost-effective and boring by starting with one of the basic “6+2 normals.” All can and should have: a blood pressure between 85 and 120 systolic (the pressure being exerted when the heart contracts; the first or top number) and between 55 and 85 diastolic (t…

There has been a lot written lately about vaccinations, especially the necessity to have children vaccinated. Last month, I wrote about the importance of receiving an annual flu vaccination to protect yourself and family against influenza, which can cause serious illness in both adults and c…

In today’s world, you can order almost anything from the comfort of your home with an internet connection. So, it is no surprise that with a few simple clicks you can get an at-home kit of aligners that are supposed to straighten your teeth.