There are many studies and opinions about whether we should be eating meat. The vegetarians and vegans of the world have a lot of background material on which to base their lifestyles. While I applaud their commitments to save themselves and the planet, I continue to be a carnivore, mainly b…

One of the reasons that I keep reading about medical subjects so much is that new information can change the way we look at things. This, in turn, can lead us to give different advice, sometimes nearly opposite to what we have been taught before.

Every year, around this time, I have been telling you that you should get vaccinated against influenza and this year is no exception. However, there are a couple of recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that I also want to tell you about.

For many years, international medical experts have been telling us that women do not commonly develop the same symptoms as men do when they experience heart attacks. So, we have been searching for the right questions to ask women such that their heart attacks are detected and treated as quic…

There are lots of things that we choose to do that are not good for us. However, in many cases, we have the opportunity to make an informed decision about the potential harm versus benefit profile involved. Then, we have the free will to make our own decisions based on our desires and percei…

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