It may seem crazy, but in some clinical trials volunteers are purposely infected with diseases like the flu, cholera and malaria. These types of trials are referred to as challenge studies.
It’s documented that wearing a mask helps the mask wearer from being exposed to COVID-19. But there are some diseases that are spread by eating or drinking.
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…
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…
There are some common expressions about “routines.” Expressions such as, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” or “stuck in a rut” come to mind.
An estimated 32.4 million American adults still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world.
I remember many years ago when speech recognition software was introduced. It was astounding. Spoken words appeared on your computer screen without the assistance of a keyboard. This was an amazing innovation at the time.
Coastal Health & Wellness is offering free application assistance for the 2021 Health Insurance Marketplace, which is in open enrollment through Dec. 15.
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.
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…