Effortless Fitness or Fit-less Effort?

Do these new fangled shoes help you lose weight? Americans are all about the easy fix. A quick sampling of what can be deemed “only in America” proves we want instant gratification: 24 hour stores, fast food chains, iphones, thirty-second coffee makers—the list could go on. Even our youngest Americans are being dubbed the Instant […] Read More

New Guidelines Proposed for Cervical Cancer Screening

Health Groups Issue Proposed Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have developed new guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. The proposed guidelines generally advise that women reduce the number of tests […] Read More

Estrogen and Weight Control

Estrogen Works in the Brain to Keep Weight in Check From (HealthNewsDigest.com) – DALLAS – Oct. 20, 2011 – A recent UT Southwestern Medical Center study found that estrogen regulates energy expenditure, appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in specific parts of the brain may lead to obesity. “Estrogen has a profound effect […] Read More

The Vitamin Debate Continues

Medcity /Pharma has published another insightful interpretation of the Archive of Internal Medicine study regarding the safety of vitamins. “New research published in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine has caused quite a stir amongst vitamin- and mineral-popping Americans [1]. Researchers report that over the course of a decades-long study, older women who regularly took […] Read More


Fact or Fiction: Exercise Myths Staying fit is of prime importance to staying healthy. Especially in the age of technology where entertainment can be found in the palm of your hand, keeping yourself properly fit can be tough. Finding the time alone can be challenging, but whether you exercise with a group or by yourself, […] Read More


Before you throw out your vitamins, wait until the data has been reviewed and reassessed. This article I found in the Washington Post provides a healthy perspective. Recent studies suggest supplements’ shortcomings: The past few weeks have brought disheartening news about dietary supplements. Early this week the Archives of Internal Medicine (http://goo.gl/ARWes) published research reporting […] Read More