To Your Health, by Dean F. Giannone, M.D.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!!

What are you having for Thanksgiving dinner? Turkey with stuffing? Cranberry sauce? Pumpkin pie? Aaah. How about pesticides, growth hormone and antibiotics. Now that's yummy!! As it turns out, that plump Thanksgiving turkey isn't the most healthful item on the menu. Thanksgiving turkeys are grown in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Don't Mess With The Elderly!!

Don't mess with the elderly - with their health, that is. We all know that the elderly have medical problems. And we all know that the elderly get sick from time to time. And we all know that when the elderly get sick, they're generally sicker that younger people get. We need to watch the elderly so... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Caffeine and High Blood Pressure

A big question in society is whether or not too much coffee drinking will raise your blood pressure. All that caffeine has to do something to the pressure, right? That question was answered in an article in JAMA a couple of weeks ago. Study authors compared people's intake of caffeine and presence... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition marked by the presence of trigger points throughout the body that hurt when pressed. Fibromyalgia is often also accompanied by fatigue, sleeplessness and headaches. As many as 1 in 50 of us has fibromyalgia, with about 90% of these sufferers being women ( source... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Cut Down on Smoking, Cut Down on Lung Cancer Risk

We all know that smoking causes lung cancer. And we all know that, to a point, quitting smoking can greatly reduce your chance of getting lung cancer. But what if you're one of the 37 million Americans who have difficulty quitting smoking? Is there something proven that you can do to help reduce... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 7, 2005

Urinary Tract Infection in Men - Investigate

Urinary tract infections are quite common occurrences for women; in fact, women are pretty much expected to get them. Urinary tract infections in men, on the other hand, are a different story; in men, they usually suggest that something is wrong. The bacteria that cause urinary tract infections... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 4, 2005

Abdominal Obesity and Heart Disease Risk

There are two different kinds of obesity, described casually as the "apple" shape and the "pear" shape. The apple shape denotes more abdominal obesity while the pear shape suggests a more bottom-heavy profile (interesting how we've equated obesity with shapes of fruit). The apple shape has come to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Atrial Fibrillation? Elderly? You Need Coumadin!!

Chances are, if you have atrial fibrillation (AF), you're on the blood thinner Coumadin. Unless your rhythm has been restored to normal, you require Coumadin; the irregularity of the heart rhythm can lead to blood clots forming within the heart, which can cause strokes. However, many of our elderly... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Some Help for Male Factor Infertility

Infertility is a heart-wrenching diagnosis. And be it alone or in combination with the woman, the man contributes to more than 50% of cases of infertility. Some causes are known, such as varicocele and alcohol abuse. However, some cases go undiagnosed, and the suffering continues. In these cases,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

On The Horizon for Diabetics

People with diabetes who are on insulin typically have had the same running routine for many years. They check their fingersticks, they adjust their insulin, they inject themselves, they check their fingersticks, they adjust their insulin, they inject themselves, and so on and so on. All those... Sign in to see full entry.

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