Chocolate: it does a body good

Now this is my kind of study. Dark chocolate may lower your risk of heart disease by lowering levels of blood glucose and bad cholesterol while boosting levels of good cholesterol. A small study by researchers at San Diego State University compared dark and white chocolate, looking for various health benefits. These results concur with […]

A quarter of all Americans faced health coverage gaps last year

One-fourth of all Americans went without health insurance in 2011. We as a nation should do better.

Yet Another Reason to Quit

From the “As if you needed another reason to quit smoking” (or never start) department: a report in Reuters Health this morning highlights a new study showing that menthol cigarette smokers have more strokes than those who smoke non-menthol brands — especially women and those who identified as non-African-American. Investigators looked at eight years of […]

New Study Adds to Screening Mammography Controversy

This post is based on my recent news report in Digital Journal Results of a new study from Norway show that 15 to 25 percent – or about one in four – cases of breast cancer found through routine screening mammography is over diagnosed and would never have posed a health risk for the women had […]

Seniors are not a lost generation

I attended the Aging in America conference in Washington DC last week, as part of my fellowship with the Center for Health, Media and Policy. This was my first time attending this particular conference, and I was so pleased to see that the senior population still represents an important constituency to so many. Hundreds of […]