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Colonoscopy: A Study Rebuttal

You may have heard about a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine that evaluated the effectiveness of colonoscopies in reducing the...

End of Life: When the Choice Is Yours

Two friends of mine recently released themselves from life. Coincidentally, both had terminal pancreatic cancer. Each had made the decision while still feeling well...

Why We Wash Our Hands

We know handwashing is one of the most important actions we can take to prevent many infectious diseases, but I personally observed the critical importance of cleanliness when I...

Fruits & Veggies—or Veggies & Fruits?

From the time you were sitting around your parents’ (or grandparents’) Formica-and-chrome dinette table, you were told to eat your fruits and vegetables. Nutrition researcher Christopher D. Gardner, Ph.D.,...

10,000 Steps a Day: Not Written in Stone

If you type the phrase “10,000 steps” into the Amazon.com search bar, about a half dozen book titles will come up with promises to help you take 10,000 steps...

The Washington Post Discovers ‘Wellness’

I had to smile when I read a recent headline that the Washington Post was creating a Wellness section. When we published our first issue of the Wellness Letter...

Make America Happier

Please imagine a ladder with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you...

Can’t ‘Snap Out’ of Post-Covid Depression? You’re Not Alone

Covid-19 has certainly affected many of us psychologically, but those who have had the disease are almost 40 percent more likely to suffer from depression than those who haven’t...

A Diet Tailored to Your Own Particular Biology

Imagine being able to hit a perfect dietary bullseye—learning exactly what foods you in particular should eat, and in what proportions and at what time of day, both to...

Covid-19, the Next Stage

Remember SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), the deadly coronavirus illness that was first reported in the U.S. in early 2003? SARS killed fewer than 1,000 people in 29 countries...

Can Getting Covid-19 Take the Place of Getting the Vaccine?

A question I continue to get: “Why should I get the Covid-19 vaccine? I’ve already had Covid, so I’m immune.” And that query's sister question: "Why should I get...

What If You’re 65+ and Get a Breakthrough Infection?

A few weeks ago, I was talking with a friend who was in the throes of a breakthrough Covid-19 infection. He was pretty sick with a high fever and...