Month: October 2013

Recent Research Boosts Flu Shot Cause

The results of two recent studies further emphasize the importance of getting a flu shot, just in case you need convincing. Jacob A. Udell MD, MPH of the University of Toronto  conducted… Read More

Flu Shot Beats Leeches and Bloodletting

The other evening I did what I consider my civic duty every fall: I got my flu shot. Of all of the vaccinations administered every year, the flu vaccine is the only… Read More

Exercise Your Body, Strengthen Your Mind

For the last month or so, I’ve been subscribing to Lumosity, a brain training program that strengthens various facets of cognitive ability — speed, memory, attention, flexibility and problem solving — in… Read More

Risk Factors Associated with Teen Depression

A study conducted in the United Kingdom suggests that teens whose mothers were depressed during pregnancy were more likely to be depressed themselves, especially during late adolescence.  The research team followed 4500… Read More

Trusting your Intuition (i.e, "Gut")

In yesterday’s post, I referred to an excellent article by Darlene Lancer regarding self esteem and what we tell ourselves, and inevitably I brought up Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by… Read More

The BPA Debate Continues

It’s no small wonder that there’s controversy regarding BPA (bisphenol A), a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic –  seemingly contradictory studies abound. BPA is highly prevalent in the manufacture… Read More

We Think, Therefore we Are

My junior high science teacher had a large poster hanging in her classroom with vignettes of various scenes:  a skyscraper, a child crying and other miscellany.  Underneath there was a caption that… Read More

Walk your Way to Breast Health

A study published in the journal Cancer Epedemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention links walking one hour per day to decreased breast cancer risk. Although previous research has linked exercise to a decreased cancer… Read More

What Alzheimer's Research Teaches us About Life

A new study suggests that women who experience stressful events such as job loss, divorce or bereavement during midlife are more likely to get Alzheimer’s when they get older.  This study confirms… Read More