Water, Wealth, Contentment…Fast Food?

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2008

Driving through California’s Central Valley, despite all the commercial development that’s paved over land once given to agriculture, you can’t help but be at least a little awed by the amount of food grown here. And yet our local counties – San Joaquin and Stanislaus – are junk food paradises. The Modesto Bee recently reported […]


The Irony: Bone Death in the Jaw after Osteoporosis Drugs

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2008

Science Daily reports on the latest research on the link between taking biophosphonates – drugs like Fosamax and Boniva used to treat osteoporosis – and jaw infections leading to osteonecrosis: Microbial biofilms, a mix of bacteria and sticky extracellular material, are causing jaw tissue infections in patients taking bisphosphonate drugs, said Parish Sedghizadeh, lead researcher […]


Eminently Quotable: James H. West

Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

“Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well…and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.”



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