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Trans-everything

Trans-everything

Transfats, also called partially hydrogenated oils, are finally getting banned by the Food and Drug Administration.  Well, maybe.  At this point, they plan to ban them in three years.  But, if you are a manufacturer, you can apply for a special exemption. Say what? First off, understand this: there is no safe level of transfats when it comes to your food.  Any amount is bad for you.  Eating transf... »

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Most of us have been keeping up on the story of the two escaped convicts from the New York prison.   And, thankfully, the matter has been resolved.  There’s nothing particularly medical about escaping from prison.  But, getting along out in the big world after you escape brings up some interesting healthcare issues. For example, what if you’re on the run with no access to food or water?  You can’t... »

Hot Dogs and Pizza Join the Party

Hot Dogs and Pizza Join the Party

Now it’s even easier to have both pizza and hot dogs at your party. Yes, once thought of as completely separate, zero nutritional junk foods, thanks to Pizza Hut, you can now enjoy the co-mingling of white bread swimming in high calorie cheese topped with salty pepperoni AND,  mini hot dogs encased in a pretzel bread as the crust!   YUM! At an estimated 460 calories per slice and delivering 88% of... »

68 Is the New 43

68 Is the New 43

A major new study says 68 is the new 43… Is the quest for eternal youth is over?  Well, maybe not eternal youth but certainly, prolonged youth. The medical community is embracing the concept that everyone has two ages:  your “actual” age and your “fitnesss” age.  Have you ever seen someone 40 who looks 60?  Or someone 60 that looks 45?  That’s what we’re talking about.  The younger your fitness ag... »

Bono and You, Too, Need Sunglasses

Bono and You, Too, Need Sunglasses

Do we need sunglasses? Or are they just an affectation of rock stars like Bono from U2?  Well, sunglasses are way more than a fashion statement. Our eyes, just like our skin, can be seriously damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.  The sun can cause cataracts, benign growths on the eye itself and cancer of the eyelids.  And, your eyes can even get sunburn – it’s called photokeratitis.  This c... »

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