Good News About Coffee

The inveterate coffee drinkers among us will appreciate the good news about one of our favorite beverages. After all the flak we took about the vices of coffee, now’s the chance to respond. After…

Kidney Stones: The Basics

Ureterolithiasis, renal calculi, nephrolithiasis and kidney stone all mean the same thing: agony. The nurse told us the pain is equivalent to passing a five-pound canned ham through the southern…

Gallstones: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth…

If you have some gall, we hope it’s the kind that causes you to exasperate others, and not the kind that hurts in the center of your upper belly, under the ribs, and occasionally spreads to your…

Lack Of Sleep Alters Hormones, Affects Weight

Sleep disorders are coming under closer scrutiny in a society plagued by their ubiquity, prompted by extraneous and self-induced pressures and obligations. Discovery of the genetic basis for…

Hydration: How much do you need?

We have been counseled to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day (8 x 8) for such a long time that the advice has become unwritten law…and slavishly followed at that. This chant started so long…