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The coronavirus pandemic rages on. Unfortunately, so do the conspiracy theories. Some people say it was a planned release by a Chinese research lab in Wuhan; some say Bill Gates is using the virus to vaccinate everyone in the world; and others say the virus spread as result of the new 5G wir…

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As I struggle to maintain seiza (traditional Japanese style of sitting) and eat comfortably from the ground-level table, my attention is refocused on the 87-year-old man in front of me. Despite having double cancer of the stomach and lung, he dances jovially with his compatriots, all of whom…

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Last weekend, I participated in the Texas Academy of Family Practice annual virtual conference and saw a presentation on COVID and mental health. It was given by Katherine Buck, Ph.D., and Dr. Grant Fowler, from John Peter Smith Hospital. I will share part of their information today.

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We know that lead is a dangerous metal that accumulates in the body, and that it's particularly harmful to the young. Yet 800 years ago, so much lead was mined that traces of the toxic metal have been found in the bodies of medieval farmers and miners. A new study of an ice core from a Swiss…

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You most likely have noticed this phenomenon. When someone you know gets critically injured, experiences a serious illness or a major stressor, they soon look older. Sound familiar? Next time you see your friend, their hair is gray or even white. Have you ever wondered why that happens?