Category Archives: In the News

Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue

Every mass shooting, especially at schools, prompts anguished cries and call to action. For a start, lets at least change the rules forbidding this to be looked at as a public health issue. [caption id="attachment_2505" align="alignnone" width="720"] Visiting a School Near You Sometime Soon?[/caption]   As a native of a country (UK) where it’s almost…
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The Computer Will See You Now

  Patients complain enough already about the intrusion of IT into the consulting room. How the doctor spends all his time “looking at the damn computer.” But an audiobook I’m “reading” and a new research project from Stanford make me wonder when there’s going to be nothing but a computer. [caption id="attachment_2478" align="alignnone" width="543"] Excuse…
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How You Nurture Junior Affects Epigenetics and Heart Disease

New research shows how that factors like breast feeding and parental deprivation in an infant can manifest as illness in adulthood – and helps knock that idea that what happens to you is not so much what genes you inherit, as how they function. [caption id="attachment_2437" align="alignnone" width="1025"] It's Interesting How This . . .…
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We Still Need to Think Ahead About How We Die

The need to discuss end of life plans still seems as acute as ever.   I wrote about The Conversation Project for our local newspaper, The Free Lance-Star back in February 2014 (which I paste below). But in yesterdays Health section they have an article from Kaiser Health News with the same message - talk…
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