Sweet And Large

A corned beef special with extra Russian dressing, a side of cole slaw, and a hunk of New York cheese cake for dessert, chased with a Diet Coke. This was pretty common lunchtime fare for a raft of…

Treat Your Asthma Gingerly

If numbers can be trusted (99% of all statistics being made up on the spot), there are almost 25 million cases of asthma in the United States. Out of almost 314 million people in the country, that…

Fill In The G__P.

There might be one between your teeth. There could be some among wage earners. There definitely are those between generations, and there’s one at your local mall. But there’s one gap that you never…

What’s A Nice Bone Like You Doin’ In A Joint Like This? (Part 1)

It hurts. It hurts when I get out of bed. It hurts when I bend down to pick up the laundry basket. Ooh, my knees! Yow, my shoulder! What’s goin’ on? Could it be arthritis, the affliction of the…

What’s The Big Deal If My Insulin Spikes?

Insulin is the pancreatic hormone responsible for distributing the carbohydrates you eat in the form of glucose, whose job is to get inside each cell to provide the fuel you need for energy. If the…

Do I Really Need An Antibiotic Before I See The Dentist?

No. Not really. At least, not everybody. But which of us? It has been known for the last hundred years that the mouth—the oral cavity—is the site of many infectious and inflammatory pathogens. The…