Quick Links: BPA, Energy Drinks, Mercury Fillings, Rethinking “Healthy Weight” & More

Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2008

BPA Ban Under Consideration in California (NewsInferno) The Associated Press is reporting that in response to consumer concerns, California may be the first to implement statewide restrictions on Bisphenol A—BPA—an estrogen mimicking chemical that has been hotly debated in recent months over its presence in plastic baby bottles and infant formula cans. At least 11 […]

Video: Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

As part of the “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” series, Beverly Burns of UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine discusses traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, meridians and chi.  

To Bleach His Own: Retail Tooth Whitening

Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2008

You’re going to the mall. You need some new shoes, say, or a gift for a friend’s birthday, or maybe…get some cosmetic dentistry done?   Strolling through the Riverchase Galleria you may be tempted by a  number of impulse purchases. Here’s one right here; a cosmetic teeth whitening kiosk to brighten your smile in just […]

Stat!: Who Do You Trust for Health Information?

Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2008

Percent of Americans who say they’re most apt to trust their primary health care provider for advice on dealing with a serious medical condition: 67 Percent who most trust the government or nonprofit organizations: 1 Who trust media outlets: 1 Who trust the drug companies: 1   Source Envison Solutions Insight Report: Trust & the […]

Boosting Performance through Proper Jaw Alignment

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2008

greggoconnell/flickr From the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville): There’s a new performance-enhancer coming to professional and amateur locker rooms. It’s not a pill, won’t fit in a syringe and can’t be blended into a shake or smoothie. Plus, it’s legal. It might sound ridiculous that a mouthguard could make a significant difference in performance, but the makers […]

Quick Links: Gum Disease & Diabetes, Fluoride Risks, Weight & Place, Flossing Findings & Feeding Your Brain

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2008

Researchers Report Periodontal Disease Independently Predicts New Onset Diabetes (Medical News Today) Periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of incident Type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. While diabetes has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal infections, this is the […]

Video: What Happens to Your Teeth After You Clean Them?

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

The oral bacteria set to recolonizing and biofilm – the stuff we used to call “plaque” – starts to form. Check it out: “In vitro simulation of biofilm forming on enamel surface as human saliva is pulsed over an initially clean surface”

Looks Good Enough to Eat…Until You Open the Package

Posted on Monday, August 4th, 2008

In our earlier post on the prevalence of fast food outlets here in the Central Valley – and some of the corresponding health consequences – we provided a link to Fast Food Ads vs. Reality, a gallery of images comparing commercial photos of fast food with what you actually get. Since then, via Fark, we’ve […]

Recommended Reading: Environmental Health Risks, the Mind-Pain Relationship, Life Choices and Alzheimer’s & More

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

Dr. Fortanasce Explains the Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis and a Protocol to Prevent or Delay It – at Any Age (ProHealth) In this interview about his book The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription, Southern California neurologist Vincent Fortanasce, MD, describes important triggering factors for Alzheimer’s – sedentary, stressful lives and poor diets – and how diet, exercise, mental stimulation […]

Quick Links: ‘That Viagra for Women Study,’ Saliva Proteins, Chemical Scents & CAM for MS

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

What’s Wrong with that ‘Viagra for Women’ Study in JAMA? (Jim Edwards’ NRx) Licking Your Wounds: Scientists Isolate Compound in Human Saliva that Speeds Wound Healing (PhysOrg) Fresh Scent May Hide Toxic Secret (Seattle P-I) Exposure to Bad Air Raises Blood Pressure (Science Daily) ‘New Car Smell’ Becoming Less Toxic (CNET News) Complementary and Alternative […]

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