Occipital Neuralgia

First of all, sorry about not having a blog for last week. It might have been a senior moment, but to be truthful I was in the midst of moving into a new home with my wife. This week I'd like to talk about a particular type of headache called [...]

By | May 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Low Testosterone: A Marketing Ploy

As a middle aged guy, there are times when I feel tired. Sure I wish that I could have my six pack abdomen back, not have to wear reading glasses and be able to throw a ball more than 10 feet. Could it be not just from getting old but [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Valley Fever: Payback For Desert Fun

Hanging out in the desert is great, especially if you're from somewhere with winter snow and sleet. Instead of taking 10 minutes just to get dressed to go to the store, you can walk outside in shorts and short sleeved shirt. Great! There's  got to be a payback, since nothing [...]

By | May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Does Marijuana Work Against Pediatric Seizures?

A new study gives some hope that medical marijuana might help with childhood seizures. 200 children suffering from seizures were given an extract from marijuana. Specifically the extract contained no THC or the stuff that makes you feel high. Instead, it was formulated into marijuana oil containing CBD or cannabidiol. [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Diet Soda: Not Really Diet At All?

You would think that diet soda would be a better choice for weight control than its sweetened cousin regular soda, but according to a recent study, this might not be the case. For 10 years data was collected about several hundred (749) Mexican Americans over 65 and European Americans over [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Wealth And A Good Night’s Sleep

Lack of sleep or insomnia is truly a serious problem. In fact, insomnia has been linked to multiple diseases including cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity.Let's not forget that driving while tired causes about 80,000 traffic accidents a year, a thousand of which are fatal.  To make matters [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

OMG: Goodbye Y Chromosome

Pity the poor Y chromosome. Sure, it makes us males male and plays a huge role in the genes which control testosterone production. Yet of the 46 human genes it is by far the smallest. Not only that, but according to a recent Scientific American article, it has become even [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Football Head Injuries

Getting hit in the head repeatedly as in boxing for example seems not too healthy. Football injuries as well can cause long term problems. Just look at some of the ex NFL players who have suffered early onset dementia and other forms of traumatic brain injury. What about football players [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|0 Comments

What Not To Worry About

Sometimes we worry about potential threats to our health which in reality are less risky to us than other, more critical issues. Here are a few of these unrealistic concerns: 1. Ebola: Worldwide about 17,00 affected with 2,000 deaths. In the United States 2 people have died from this.  Contrast, [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Can Fruit and Wine Help Atrial Fibrillation?

For most of us our hearts beat very regularly with the occasional extra beat. However, patients who have atrial fibrillation experience constant irregular heartbeats. What is happening is that the heart's electrical system is out of whack. Instead of sending organized signals to cause heart muscle contraction, the electrical generator [...]

By | March 16th, 2015|0 Comments