Coffee drinkers at lower risk of heart failure, stroke

By | 2018-06-18T01:29:44+00:00 June 18th, 2018|

If you simply can't live without coffee, then we've got good news for you: drinking coffee has been linked to a lowered risk of both heart failure and stroke. According to the latest research, drinking coffee seems to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events. I, for one, can't function without a large [...]

Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights

By | 2018-06-17T12:05:46+00:00 June 17th, 2018|

The table below lists the calories burned by doing dozens of activities listed by category (such as gym activities, training and sports activities, home repair etc.) for 30 minutes. Activities and exercises include walking (casual, race, and everything in between), swimming, jogging, yoga, and even watching TV and sleeping. In each category, activities are listed [...]

Tips to reduce your risk of skin cancer this summer

By | 2018-06-16T02:21:14+00:00 June 16th, 2018|

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States? With summer upon us, it’s important to remember that overexposure to the sun may have harmful side effects, including increasing your risk of skin cancer. Although some skin cancers are slow to spread and often respond to treatment, others are difficult to [...]

ALERT: Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks amid Salmonella outbreak

By | 2018-06-15T23:27:50+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Federal officials are urging the public to not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks and to throw away any they have in their homes because of a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections. Out of 73 victims in 31 states for whom the CDC has information, 44 percent have required hospitalization. No deaths have been confirmed. The [...]

SPECIFIC DIETARY STARCHES LEAD TO DIFFERENT GUT MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

By | 2018-06-15T12:07:40+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Although microbiome research is an evolving field, many studies have been published on the benefits of dietary fiber, which increases bacterial diversity and abundance, decreases inflammation, and improves gut health. But all dietary fiber is not equal: it can be grouped into soluble, insoluble and resistant starch. A new mSphere article finds that different types of resistant starch [...]

STDs Hit Record High in California

By | 2018-06-15T11:26:50+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

May 15, 2018 -- California recorded more than 300,000 cases of sexually transmitted disease in 2017, a 45 percent jump from five years earlier. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said rates of chlamydiawere highest among young women, while men accounted for most cases of syphilis and gonorrhea. If not treated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause infertility, long-term pelvic pain and ectopic prcondomsegnancy [...]

What Happens When You Sleep?

By | 2018-06-15T10:44:34+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Actively Asleep Scientists used to think that people were physically and mentally inactive during sleep. But now they know that’s not the case. All night long, your body and brain do quite a bit of work that’s key for your health. There are two main types of sleep that we cycle in and out of [...]

Ketogenic diet: Is the ultimate low-carb diet good for you?

By | 2018-06-15T10:36:32+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Recently, many of my patients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is it safe? Would you recommend it? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. In medicine, we have been using it for almost 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children. In the 1970s, Dr. Atkins popularized his [...]