FDA Clears First Brain Scan To Diagnose ADHD In Children

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical scan that can help diagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children by measuring brain...

Does Eating Organic Really Matter?

The organic food industry has become huge.  In the United States alone, in 2011 sales of organic foods exceeded $30 billion mark.  Organic food...

Health: Your Body Composition

As a former musician, when I hear the word “composition” I think of the famous 4-note theme of Beethoven’s fifth symphony. As a personal...

Medicare: Cost-Saving Changes Coming For Diabetics

Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood...

Diabetes-Related Deaths Hit All-Time High In NYC

Health officials say diabetes-related deaths in New York City have hit a record high, though the death rate is below the national average. The city...

Walk it! A Little Less Intensity, a Little More Time

Many times at my lectures and seminars, I ask members of the audience for examples of aerobic exercise. The majority of the time, the...

New Drugs Trail Many Old Ones In Effectiveness Against Disease

Despite the more than $50 billion that U.S. pharmaceutical companies have spent every year since the mid-2000s to discover new medications, drugmakers have barely...

Make Summer Great For Your Health

It is only a few weeks away—SUMMER! My childhood memories bring back trips in my parent’s car in the summer and hearing that song...

It Just Won’t Come Off (Part 2)

(In part 1, we discussed the main issues for people who just can’t seem to lose weight no matter what they are trying.  In...

Health: It Just Won’t Come Off (Part 1)

It’s frustrating!  You have changed around your eating habits or you have begun walking every day.  You have cut out some of the higher calorie...

Study: Prescription Drugs Cost Least At Costco And Most At CVS

Some of the most popular prescription drugs that recently became available in generic form are sold at the lowest prices at Costco and at...

FDA Proposes Tighter Rules For Emergency Defibrillators

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules aimed at improving the reliability of emergency defibrillators following some 45,000 reports of device...

Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids

Children who drink sugar-sweetened beverages consume more calories than other children and the beverages are the main reason for that higher calorie intake, a...

Health: Time for Action

The chances are that if you are reading this column, you have some interest in health, wellbeing and wellness in general.  You might even...

Quitting Smoking Helps Hearts, Even With Weight Gain

People who have quit smoking have a lower chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke than current smokers, even if they put on...

U.S. FDA Says Zithromax Can Cause Fatal Irregular Hearth Rhythm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday that the antibiotic azithromycin, sold as Zithromax, can cause a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm...

U.S. Warns Health Officials To Be Alert For Deadly New Virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday warned state and local health officials about potential infections from a deadly virus...

Superbug Reports On The Rise Across The Country

Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals. These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant...