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Health Scares in the News Part 3

Health Scares in the News Part 3

Take two of America’s greatest health obsessions – child safety and food. Mix them together and you come up with the perfect scare: food that is making kids sick. Long gone are the days when providing a balanced diet of healthy foods was considered the best approach to child nutrition. Now, any food could end […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 2

Health Scares in the News Part 2

This next health scare touches one of America’s deepest fears – fat! According to one Yale survey of about 4000 participants, 5% said they would rather lose a limb than be overweight. That’s one way to shed extra pounds. When there’s that level of dread associated with having a body size our society deems unacceptable, […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 1

Health Scares in the News Part 1

Nothing sells in the news like a hearty dose of fear. We just love being scared out of our wits by stories about how something or other that was previously considered benign can kill us if we don’t watch out. A lot of these news pieces are based on junk science or draw conclusions so […]

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FDA’s Appoints New Supplement Guy

FDA’s Appoints New Supplement Guy

In October, the FDA released an update about its newest major appointee – Daniel Fabricant. Dr. Fabricant has a Ph.D. in the little known field of pharmacognosy, the study of medicines derived from natural sources. Prior to accepting a position as the head of the Division of Dietary Supplements at the FDA, he worked for […]

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Is Loss of Mobility Affecting Your Travel Life?

Is Loss of Mobility Affecting Your Travel Life?

Living with arthritis or other health issues that affect mobility may seem pretty doable most days when you are at home. After all, you’ve got a routine. There are things you don’t even try anymore because you know what it will cost you later if you overdo it. You’ve made modifications to help you get […]

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