Stories tagged: Dr. Zorba Paster
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
The study looked more than 330,000 infants who were covered under the care of the U.S. military from 2006 to 2013. Nearly 75 percent were prescribed an antibiotic at one …
Wed., May 1, 2019, 6 a.m.
If you are diabetic, recent research from the British Medical Journal points out that a vegetarian or vegan diet might be just what the doctor ordered. Lower blood sugar, improved …
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Do you read at night before going to sleep? Many of us do. What about watching TV? How well do you sleep? If you’re having trouble, it might be the …
Thu., April 4, 2019, 6 a.m.
The result is clear – a little bit of exercise can go a long way. This is encouraging, especially for people who don’t do much. Perhaps I should rephrase that …
Wed., March 6, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
Statisticians looking at the data, revisiting it again, found that 14 percent of the people involved in the study were not randomized properly. Remember, in a randomized study
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 1:26 p.m.
Bottom line for the researchers was this summary: “There is no convincing evidence that people with average or moderate sodium intake need to reduce their sodium intake to prevent heart …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
Time to toss the aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease and strokes. Medical science is messy. But with more studies and more research, we eventually will get it right.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 3 p.m.
Not only is dairy not bad for us, but this study shows it’s
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 5 p.m.
Working the night shift often means not eating right with fewer selections at the hospital cafeteria and less exercise. When your circadian rhythm is disturbed, everything goes out the window.
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 5 p.m.
For years we have lumped all sweetened things together. Stop the sweets, lower the risk. But recent research shows all calories may not be the same and sugary drinks may …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
This leads me to the top question of the day – how to prevent this Alzheimer’s disease.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
I’ve heard some people call the lactation specialists the “lactation Nazis” because they are so strident on breast feeding. We’ve come a long way since the dark ages when I …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 3:22 p.m.
Take your calcium. Take your vitamin D. Take your fish oil. Take, take, take. It will keep you healthy. We doctors say this all the time with just a whiff …
Wed., July 18, 2018, 1:20 p.m.
Crawling kids on floors stir up all sorts of dust and dirt. Whether it’s carpeted, wood or just plain dirt as they crawl, they eat and inhale yukky stuff. Is …
Tue., May 29, 2018
Many of us forge an intense bond with pets. Intense bonds mean intense grief.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 2:26 p.m.
Getting up six times a night is not healthy. Looking for ways to tame the prostate gland will give you a better night’s sleep – something we all want and …
Tue., March 6, 2018
Half of all Americans, however, drink soda on any given day – an average of two to three cans per day, in fact. If you’re consuming the “hard stuff,” regular …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
According to new research published in the British Medical Journal’s Ophthalmology, the progression of a potentially devastating form of partial blindness, wet macular degeneration, can be slowed by taking a …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
If you’re a diabetic, proceed with caution. You may be overtreating your diabetes – taking too much medicine, pushing your blood sugar too low, overtesting yourself.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
When our 11-year-old dog, Izzy, died a few months ago, we were so, so sad. Anyone who’s lost a pet they loved knows exactly what I mean.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
The most recent data from the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine publication shows that despite the increase in obesity and the explosion of diabetes in the United …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
A recent article in the BMJ shows that the chemicals and scents put into a lot of our products might actually be causing increases in allergies, asthma and possibly autoimmune …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 6 p.m.
We’re used to making sure children don’t get popcorn or peanuts if they’re under age 4, but too many parents aren’t educated as to the danger of grapes.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 4 p.m.
We have come to a point in medicine where many of us have stopped using clinical judgment. We think we always need some technology to confirm what we know, even …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 4 p.m.
In case you missed it, and I doubt you have, we’re in the middle of an opioid epidemic.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Why can we compare prices on everything from ketchup to TVs, but we can’t compare prices on drugs?
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7 a.m.
If you’re too fat or too thin, you die sooner. Barbie and all the other wannabe models are doing themselves as much harm as they would if they were mildly …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Writer wonders if his “minimal social life” puts him at risk for health problems.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11 a.m.
I like reading food labels. It’s not just because I’m a geek, a moniker I gladly accept, but because I want to eat right – more protein, less carbs, fewer …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
A new study published in the American Journal of Health showed how exercise is a team sport. I’m not talking about exercising as a team but teaming up with others …