Sleeping and Driving

If you're unconscious, does it count?

Bugs In the Brain

Bugs should not be in the brain. But they are there - in the brains of Alzheimer's victims. The interesting question is why.

Medical Overuse

Just because something doesn't work doesn't mean people stop doing it - or get paid to do it.

What You Don't Know (You Don't Know)

We think we know what we know. Yet the unknown keeps creeping up—and changing everything we thought we understood.

A Little Bit At a Time

It's better to move than to sit — even for a little bit.

What Evidence?

Sometimes death is not the end.

When You Lose Everything

Too many have been losing too much.

When to Walk? Try After Meals

When you do something may matter as much as what you do. You need to time your moves.

Trying to Survive

A healthy population requires a healthy environment. Communities are rapidly dying off. When things you don't know might kill you, it's time to wake up.

What Is "Normal" Human Sleep?

Humans never slept like we do today. Nor will we in the future.

Sitting, Sleeping, Smoking

Is sitting the new smoking? How does sleep affect smoking? Is sitting like sleeping?

Healthy National Surveillance

Why can't national surveillance save lives and money?

Where's the Beef? Ask the Bugs

Information is more than text. In your body, information is made flesh. Your gut bacteria create a lot of that information—markedly changing your health.

ADD — A Sleep Disorder?

There are diseases of civilization — and then there's ADD.

Rest for Recovery

Rest is as necessary as food to the body - whether it's treating plantar fascitis or preventing heart disease.

Does Psychotherapy Aid the Elderly?

We learn or we die. And the elderly can learn very well.

Vaporized! What to Do With Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are spreading wildly. Are they bane or boon?

Dying to Walk

Humans are walking machines. We love to walk. We love to walk and talk. But most of us live in cities. We have to walk somewhere. And that's a problem.

Unknown Unknowns And Future Health Dangers

Unpredictable Events Produce Inordinate Impact. Cue Future Health.

A Drug For All Reasons

Better living through chemistry? Not always.

Give Us A Kid Till She's 7 and We'll Have Her For Life

Food policy is health policy — especially for kids.

Alzheimer's — An Information Disease?

Memory loss or memory gain?

Time Rules Weight

When you eat may matter as much as what you eat.

Why Are We So Crazy About Drugs?

How we view, use, regulate, and talk about drugs is often nuts - for good reasons.

The New Hypochondriacs

Star Trek's tricorder is not yet coming to a home near you.

Sugar Coating Aspirin

Aspirin is being touted again as the miracle drug. Heart attacks, cancer, metastases all decline. But is it really for everybody?

How to Get Off Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills increase mortality, worsen memory, aid accidents and are more popular than ever. Shouldn't there be a clear way to get off of them?

Lifestyle in a Can

Energy drinks bring hope and hype. They may not bring health.

Trouble With Generics

Are all generics the same? Do different binding agents, dissolution formulas, packaging and absorption make a difference? You bet. Now change the generic month by month or quarter by quarter - which pharmacy benefit companies have been doing. Welcome to the new problems of generic drugs.

Winter Kills

Is winter more than the season of discontent? From Arizona to Maine, winter means more mortality. Why?