“Rewind,” New Hit Song by Doc Wascher



 

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Get ready to “rewind” back to the melodic guitar rock sounds that ruled FM radio in the 70s and early 80s with the new hit single “Rewind,” the first single from the forthcoming album by Robert “Doc” Wascher!

Release Date:  4/23/2014.

Produced & released by Doc Wascher Records.

CDs & T-shirts coming soon!




"Rewind"  New Classic Rock Hit Song by Doc Wascher

"Rewind" New Classic Rock Hit Song by Doc Wascher


New Doc Wascher Rock & Roll Single, “Rewind,” on Amazon.com – 4/24/2014


"Rewind"

"Rewind" CD - Front Cover


"Rewind"

"Rewind" CD - Back Cover


Doc Wascher "Rewind"T-shirt

Doc Wascher "Rewind"T-shirt


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11-2-2008:    Radiation Treatment of Prostate Cancer & Second Cancers; Sexual Content on TV & Teen Pregnancy Risk

10-26-2008:  Smoking & Quality of Life

10-19-2008:  Agent Orange & Prostate Cancer

10-12-2008:  Pomegranate Juice & Prostate Cancer

10-5-2008:   Central Obesity & Dementia; Diet, Vitamin D, Calcium, & Colon Cancer

9-28-2008:   Publication & Citation Bias in Favor of Industry-Funded Research?

9-21-2008:   Does Tylenol® (Acetaminophen) Cause Asthma?

9-14-208:     Arthroscopic Knee Surgery- No Better than Placebo?; A Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Stroke

8-23-2008:  Alcohol Abuse Before & After Military Deployment; Running & Age; Running & Your Testicles

8-12-2008:  Green Tea & Diabetes; Breastfeeding & Adult Cholesterol Levels; Fish Oil & Senile Macular Degeneration

8-3-2008:   Exercise & Weight Loss; Green Tea, Folic Acid & Breast Cancer Risk; Foreign Language Interpreters & ICU Patients

7-26-2008:  Viagra & Sexual Function in Women; Patient-Reported Adverse Hospital Events; Curcumin & Pancreatic Cancer

7-13-2008:  Erectile Dysfunction & Frequency of Sex; Muscle Strength & Mortality in Men; Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer

7-6-2008:   Sleep, Melatonin & Breast Cancer Risk; Mediterranean Diet & Cancer Risk; New Treatment for Varicose Veins

6-29-2008:  Bone Marrow Stem Cells & Liver Failure; Vitamin D & Colorectal Cancer Survival; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer

6-22-2008:  Obesity, Lifestyle & Heart Disease; Effects of Lifestyle & Nutrition on Prostate Cancer; Ginkgo Biloba, Ulcerative Colitis & Colorectal Cancer

6-15-2008:  Preventable Deaths after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & St. John’s Wort

6-8-2008:  Vitamin D & Prostate Cancer Risk; Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Kidney (Renal) Cancer; Antisense Telomerase & Cancer

6-2-2008:   Acute Coronary Syndrome- Do You Know the Symptoms?; Green Tea & Lung Cancer; Episiotomy & Subsequent Deliveries- An Unkind Cut

5-25-2008:  Early Childhood Screening Predicts Later Behavioral Problems; Psychiatric Disorders Among Parents of Autistic Children; Social & Psychiatric Profiles of Young Adults Born Prematurely

5-18-2008:  Can Statins Reverse Coronary Artery Disease?; Does Breast Ultrasound Improve Breast Cancer Detection?; Preventive Care Services at Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers

5-11-2008:  Smoking Cessation & Risk of Death; Childhood Traumas & Adult Suicide Risk; “White Coat Hypertension” & Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

5-4-2008:   Super-Size Me: Fast Food’s Effects on Your Liver; Exercise, Weight & Coronary Artery Disease; Contamination of Surgical Instruments in the Operating Room

4-27-2008:  Stents vs. Bypass Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease; The “DASH” Hypertension Diet & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; Testosterone Therapy for Women with Decreased Sexual Desire & Function

4-20-2008:  BRCA Breast Cancer Mutations & MRI Scans; Bladder Cancer Prevention with Broccoli?; Diabetes: Risk of Death Due to Heart Attack & Stroke

4-13-2008:  Breast Cancer Recurrence & Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT); Carotid Artery Disease: Surgery vs. Stents?; Statin Drugs & Cancer Prevention

4-6-2008:    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Pap Smear Results & Cervical Cancer; Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection & Oral Cancer; Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & the Risk of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)

3-30-2008:  Abdominal Obesity & the Risk of Death in Women; Folic Acid Pretreatment & Heart Attacks; Pancreatic Cancer Regression after Injections of Bacteria

3-23-2008:  Age of Transfused Blood & Risk of Complications after Surgery; Obesity, Blood Pressure & Heart Size in Children

3-16-2008:  Benefits of a Full Drug Coverage Plan for Medicare Patients?; Parent-Teen Conversations about Sex; Soy (Genistein) & Prostate Cancer

3-9-2008:   Flat Colorectal Adenomas & Cancer; Health Risks after Stopping Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT); Television, Children & Obesity

3-2-2008:   Medication & Risk of Death After Heart Attack; Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Mammogram Results; Selenium: Cancer, Heart Disease & Death

2-23-2008:  Universal Healthcare Insurance Study; Glucosamine & Arthritis

2-17-2008:  Exceptional Longevity in Men; Testosterone & Risk of Prostate Cancer; Smoking & Pre-malignant Colorectal Polyps

2-10-2008:  Thrombus Aspiration from Coronary Arteries; Intensive Management of Diabetes & Death; Possible Cure for  Down’s Syndrome?

2-3-2008:   Vitamin D & Cardiovascular Health; Vitamin D & Breast Cancer; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer

1-27-2008:  Colorectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer & Pancreatic Cancer: Update from the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

1-20-2008:  Testosterone Levels & Risk of Fractures in Elderly Men; Air Pollution & DNA Damage in Sperm; Statins & Trauma Survival in the Elderly

1-12-2008:  Statins, Diabetes & Stroke and Obesity; GERD & Esophageal Cancer

1-7-2008:     Testosterone Supplements in Elderly Men; Colorectal Cancer– Reasons for Poor Compliance with Screening Recommendations

12-31-2007:  Minority Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy & Breast Cancer; Does Health Insurance Improve Health?

12-23-2007:  Is Coffee Safe After a Heart Attack?; Impact of Divorce on the Environment; Hypertension & the Risk of Dementia; Emotional Vitality & the Risk of Heart Disease

12-16-2007:   Honey vs. Dextromethorphan vs. No Treatment for Kids with Night-Time Cough, Acupuncture & Hot Flashes in Women with Breast Cancer, Physical Activity & the Risk of Death, Mediterranean Diet & Mortality

12-11-2007:  Bias in Medical Research; Carbon Nanotubes & Radiofrequency: A New Weapon Against Cancer?; Childhood Obesity & Risk of Adult Heart Disease

12-2-2007:  Obesity & Risk of Cancer; Testosterone Level & Risk of Death; Drug Company Funding of Research & Results; Smoking & the Risk of Colon & Rectal Cancer

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Get ready to “rewind” back to the melodic guitar rock sounds that ruled FM radio in the 70s and early 80s with the new hit single “Rewind,” the first single from the forthcoming album by Robert “Doc” Wascher!

Release Date:  4/23/2014.

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New Doc Wascher Hit Song, "Rewind," on iTunes!

New Doc Wascher Hit Song, "Rewind," on iTunes!


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Sugary Drinks Raise Cancer Risk in Women

Eye Exams May Someday Be Able to Detect Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Even Mild Rise in Blood Sugar May Impair Memory

New Drug May Lead to Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Not Protect Brain Health

Parasite in Cat Feces May Affect Brain Function

Lung Diseases Cause 1 in 10 Deaths

Music May Heal The Heart

Poor Oral Hygiene Increases Cancer Risk

Autism May Affect Female Brains Differently than Male Brains

Child Obesity Rates Fall for the First Time

New Teeth Grown from Urine

HPV Virus Newly Linked to One-Third of All Oral Cancer Cases

FDA Approves New Brain Scan to Assess for ADHD in Kids

Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Among Middle-Aged Women

Naked Mole Rat May Provide Important Cancer Prevention Clue

The Effects of Poverty on the Brain

Half of Us Will Develop Cancer in Our Lifetimes

Protein Critical for Long-Term Memory Identified

HPV Virus and Cancer Risk

Probiotics May Decrease Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea caused by C. difficile

3-D Printer Helps to Save Baby’s Life

Experimental Drug May Reduce Heart Damage after Heart Attack

Vitamin D May Improve Asthma Symptoms

Doctor Provides Patients with Own Feces for Fecal Transplants

Rising Arsenic Levels in Chicken

Dramatic Increase in Suicide Rate Among Middle Aged Americans Over the Past Decade

Cutting Umbilical Cord Too Soon May Cause Anemia in Newborns

Spiny New Bandage May Speed Healing of Skin Wounds

Study Confirms that Men Really Do Have Trouble Reading the Thoughts of Women

Deadly new Bird Flu Strain Cases Continue to Rise

Abdominal Fat Increases Kidney Disease Risk

Increasing Dietary Potassium & Decreasing Salt Intake Reduces Stroke Risk

A New Explanation for the Link Between Red Meat & Cardiovascular Disease

Deadly New Bird Flu Identified in China

Infection Risk: Keeping an Eye on Your Dentist

Couple Loses 500 Pounds in Two Years

Coffee May Reduce Crash Risk for Long-Distance Drivers

Tiny Implant Tells Your Smart Phone When You Are Having A Heart Attack

Transplanted Kidney Causes Death Due to Rabies

Eating While Distracted Increases Calorie Intake

Resistant Bacteria are on the Rise

High Levels of Stress Linked to an Increase in Heart Disease Risk

Small Snacks Cut Hunger as Well as Big Snacks

Poor Sleep May Increase the Risk of Heart Failure

Ancient Mummies Found to Have Heart Disease by CT Scan

Physically Fit Kids Do Better on Math & Reading Tests

How Melanoma Skin Cancer Evades the Immune System

Possible Link Between BPA and Asthma

Baby Boomers Appear Less Healthy Than Their Parents

The Biology of Love in the Brain

Millennials May be the Most Stressed-Out Generation

Even Modest Alcohol Intake Raises Cancer Risk

Why Do Boys Receive Lower Grades than Girls?

Negative Emotions and Feelings Can Damage Your Health

Canker Sore Drug Cures Obesity (At Least in Mice…)

How Technology is Changing the Practice of Medicine

New Salt Intake Guidelines for Children

High Levels of Distress in Childhood May Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

Quitting Tobacco by Age 40 Restores a Normal Lifespan in Smokers

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

Self-Help Books Improve Depression

Marines Try Mindfulness and Meditation to Reduce PTSD

Dying Nurse Volunteers Herself to Teach Nursing Students about the Dying

Regular Walks Cut Stroke Risk

Falling Asleep While Driving More Common than Previously Thought

Celebrity Health Fads Debunked

Obesity Among Young Children May Be Declining

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Satisfaction with Life May Actually Increase with Age

Brain Changes in the Elderly May Increase Susceptibility to Being Scammed

 



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12-19-2010:  Job and Workplace Stress

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10-7-2010:   Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Breast Cancer Risk

10-3-2010:   Mammograms Between 40 and 49 Years of Age

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9-19-2010:   Fruits and Vegetables Improve Memory

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7-11-2010:  All Forms of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Increase Breast Cancer Risk

7-4-2010:    Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Cause Discovered?

6-27-2010:  Soy, Curcumin & Prostate Cancer Risk

6-20-2010:  Green Tea Epicatechin Reduces Heart Damage & CHF

6-13-2010:  Diacylglycerol (Diglyceride) Oil Reduces Obesity

6-6-2010:    Important New Advance in the Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

5-30-2010:  Medical Research Studies & “Spin”

5-23-2010:  Soy & Curcumin Reduce Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

5-16-2010:  Coffee & the Risk of Death from Heart Disease & Cancer

5-9-2010:    Soy Foods & Stomach Cancer Risk

5-2-2010:    Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer & Memory Loss

4-25-2010:   Smoking, Teenagers & Tobacco Company Advertising

4-18-2010:   Coffee Improves HDL Cholesterol Levels

4-11-2010:   Cruciferous Vegetables, Soy & Breast Cancer Risk

4-4-2010:     

3-28-2010:   Aspirin & Breast Cancer Survival

3-21-2010:   Obesity, Alcohol & Liver Disease

3-14-2010:   Nuts, Diet & Obesity

3-7-2010:     Walnuts, Cholesterol, LDL & Triglycerides

2-28-2010:   Soy Isoflavones & Recurrent Prostate Cancer

2-21-2010:   Testosterone Supplements in Frail Elderly Men

2-14-2010:   Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Sodas & Juice

2-7-2010:     Vitamin D, Cardiovascular Disease & Death

1-31-2010:   Concord Grape Juice Improves Memory

1-24-2010:   Mozart, Music, Babies & Health

1-17-2010:   Breast Cancer, Physical Therapy & Lymphedema

1-10-2010:   Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) after Surgery

1-3-2010:     Ginkgo Biloba, Memory & Cognitive Health

12-20-2009:  CT Scans & Cancer Risk

12-13-2009:  Soy Isoflavones Decrease Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

12-6-2009:   Salt (Sodium) Intake, Stroke & Cardiovascular Disease

11-29-2009:  Exercise & Prostate Cancer Risk

11-22-2009:  Genistein (Soy Isoflavone) & Prostate Cancer

11-15-2009:  Breast Cancer Treatment & Chronic Pain

1-8-2009:     Vitamin D & Breast Cancer Risk

11-1-2009:   Exercise & Prostate Cancer Risk

10-25-2009:  HPV Virus & Risk of Breast Cancer

10-18-2009:  Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms after Gallbladder Surgery)

10-11-2009:  Vitamin D & Falls in the Elderly

10-4-2009:   Surgery, NSQIP, Complications & Death

9-27-2009    Stress, Heart Disease, Exercise & Death

9-20-2009:   Vitamin D & Colorectal Cancer Survival

9-13-2009:   H1N1 Swine Flu Update

9-7-2009:     Green Tea, Aging & Lifespan

8-30-2009:   Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Diet & Fiber

8-23-2009:   Update on Prostate Cancer and Cryotherapy

8-16-2009:   Exercise Improves Lymphedema Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

8-9-2009:    Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death & Vitamin D

8-2-2009:    Honesty, Dishonesty & Brain Function

7-26-2009:   Coronary Artery CT Scans & Cancer Risk

7-19-2009:   Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Ovarian Cancer

7-12-2009:   Breast Cancer & Metformin (Glucophage)

7-5-2009:     Prostate Cancer & Green Tea

6-28-2009:   Air Pollution & the Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

6-21-2009:   Red Yeast Rice, Statins & Cholesterol

6-14-2009:   Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant & Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

6-7-2009:     Diet, Soy & Breast Cancer Risk

5-31-2009:   Diet and Prostate Cancer Risk

5-24-2009:   Diabetes, Glucose Control & Death

5-17-2009:   Drug Company Marketing & Physician Prescribing Bias

5-10-2009:   Hemorrhoids & Surgery

5-3-2009:     Statin Drugs & Blood Clots (Thromboembolism)

4-26-2009:   Are We Really Losing the War on Cancer?

4-19-2009:    Exercise in Middle Age & Risk of Death

4-12-2009:   Can Chronic Stress Harm Your Heart?

4-5-2009:     Does PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer Save Lives?

3-22-2009:   CABG Surgery vs. PCI in Diabetics with Coronary Artery Disease; Sweetened Beverages and Coronary Artery Disease

3-15-2009:   Depression, Stress, Anger & Heart Disease

3-8-2009:    Coronary Artery Disease: CABG vs. Stents?; Swimming Lessons & Drowning Risk in Children

3-1-2009:    Aspirin & Colorectal Cancer Prevention; Fish Oil & Respiratory Infections in Children

2-22-2009:  Health Differences Between Americans & Europeans; Lycopene & Prostate Cancer

2-15-2009:  Statin Drugs & Death Rates; Physical Activity, Breast Cancer & Sex Hormones

2-8-2009:    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Breast Cancer; Stool DNA Testing & Cancer of the Colon & Rectum

2-1-2009:    Obesity and the Complications of Diverticulosis (Diverticulitis & Bleeding); Obesity, Weight Loss & Urinary Incontinence

1-25-2009:  Prostate Cancer, Fatigue & Exercise; Does your Surgeon “Warm-up” Before Surgery?

1-18-2009:  Cancer and Vitamins; Teenagers, MySpace and Risky Behaviors

1-11-2009:  Exercise Reverses Some Effects of Fatty Meals; Vitamin C and Blood Pressure

1-4-2009:     Secondhand Smoke & Heart Attack Risk; Poor Physical Fitness During Childhood & Heart Disease Risk During Adulthood

12-28-2008:  Stress & Your Risk of Heart Attack; Vitamin D & the Prevention of Colon & Rectal Polyps

12-21-2008:  Breast Cancer Incidence & Hormone Replacement Therapy; Circumcision & the Risk of HPV & HIV Infection

12-14-2008:  Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Selenium Do Not Prevent Cancer;  Postscript: A Possible Cure for Down’s Syndrome

12-7-2008:    Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs, Stress & Breast Cancer Survival

11-30-2008:  A Possible Cure for Down’s Syndrome?; Smoking & Cognitive Decline; Calcium & Vitamin D & Breast Cancer Risk

11-23-2008:  Breast Cancer & Fish Oil; Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment; Vasectomy & Prostate Cancer Risk

11-16-2008:  Vitamin E & Vitamin C: No Impact on Cardiovascular Disease Risk; Does Lack of Sleep Increase Stroke & Heart Attack Risk in Hypertensive Patients?

11-9-2008:    Statins Cut Heart Attack Risk Even with Normal Cholesterol Levels; Statins & PSA Level

11-2-2008:    Radiation Treatment of Prostate Cancer & Second Cancers; Sexual Content on TV & Teen Pregnancy Risk

10-26-2008:  Smoking & Quality of Life

10-19-2008:  Agent Orange & Prostate Cancer

10-12-2008:  Pomegranate Juice & Prostate Cancer

10-5-2008:   Central Obesity & Dementia; Diet, Vitamin D, Calcium, & Colon Cancer

9-28-2008:   Publication & Citation Bias in Favor of Industry-Funded Research?

9-21-2008:   Does Tylenol® (Acetaminophen) Cause Asthma?

9-14-208:     Arthroscopic Knee Surgery- No Better than Placebo?; A Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Stroke

8-23-2008:  Alcohol Abuse Before & After Military Deployment; Running & Age; Running & Your Testicles

8-12-2008:  Green Tea & Diabetes; Breastfeeding & Adult Cholesterol Levels; Fish Oil & Senile Macular Degeneration

8-3-2008:   Exercise & Weight Loss; Green Tea, Folic Acid & Breast Cancer Risk; Foreign Language Interpreters & ICU Patients

7-26-2008:  Viagra & Sexual Function in Women; Patient-Reported Adverse Hospital Events; Curcumin & Pancreatic Cancer

7-13-2008:  Erectile Dysfunction & Frequency of Sex; Muscle Strength & Mortality in Men; Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer

7-6-2008:   Sleep, Melatonin & Breast Cancer Risk; Mediterranean Diet & Cancer Risk; New Treatment for Varicose Veins

6-29-2008:  Bone Marrow Stem Cells & Liver Failure; Vitamin D & Colorectal Cancer Survival; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer

6-22-2008:  Obesity, Lifestyle & Heart Disease; Effects of Lifestyle & Nutrition on Prostate Cancer; Ginkgo Biloba, Ulcerative Colitis & Colorectal Cancer

6-15-2008:  Preventable Deaths after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & St. John’s Wort

6-8-2008:  Vitamin D & Prostate Cancer Risk; Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Kidney (Renal) Cancer; Antisense Telomerase & Cancer

6-2-2008:   Acute Coronary Syndrome- Do You Know the Symptoms?; Green Tea & Lung Cancer; Episiotomy & Subsequent Deliveries- An Unkind Cut

5-25-2008:  Early Childhood Screening Predicts Later Behavioral Problems; Psychiatric Disorders Among Parents of Autistic Children; Social & Psychiatric Profiles of Young Adults Born Prematurely

5-18-2008:  Can Statins Reverse Coronary Artery Disease?; Does Breast Ultrasound Improve Breast Cancer Detection?; Preventive Care Services at Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers

5-11-2008:  Smoking Cessation & Risk of Death; Childhood Traumas & Adult Suicide Risk; “White Coat Hypertension” & Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

5-4-2008:   Super-Size Me: Fast Food’s Effects on Your Liver; Exercise, Weight & Coronary Artery Disease; Contamination of Surgical Instruments in the Operating Room

4-27-2008:  Stents vs. Bypass Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease; The “DASH” Hypertension Diet & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; Testosterone Therapy for Women with Decreased Sexual Desire & Function

4-20-2008:  BRCA Breast Cancer Mutations & MRI Scans; Bladder Cancer Prevention with Broccoli?; Diabetes: Risk of Death Due to Heart Attack & Stroke

4-13-2008:  Breast Cancer Recurrence & Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT); Carotid Artery Disease: Surgery vs. Stents?; Statin Drugs & Cancer Prevention

4-6-2008:    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Pap Smear Results & Cervical Cancer; Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection & Oral Cancer; Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & the Risk of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)

3-30-2008:  Abdominal Obesity & the Risk of Death in Women; Folic Acid Pretreatment & Heart Attacks; Pancreatic Cancer Regression after Injections of Bacteria

3-23-2008:  Age of Transfused Blood & Risk of Complications after Surgery; Obesity, Blood Pressure & Heart Size in Children

3-16-2008:  Benefits of a Full Drug Coverage Plan for Medicare Patients?; Parent-Teen Conversations about Sex; Soy (Genistein) & Prostate Cancer

3-9-2008:   Flat Colorectal Adenomas & Cancer; Health Risks after Stopping Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT); Television, Children & Obesity

3-2-2008:   Medication & Risk of Death After Heart Attack; Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Mammogram Results; Selenium: Cancer, Heart Disease & Death

2-23-2008:  Universal Healthcare Insurance Study; Glucosamine & Arthritis

2-17-2008:  Exceptional Longevity in Men; Testosterone & Risk of Prostate Cancer; Smoking & Pre-malignant Colorectal Polyps

2-10-2008:  Thrombus Aspiration from Coronary Arteries; Intensive Management of Diabetes & Death; Possible Cure for  Down’s Syndrome?

2-3-2008:   Vitamin D & Cardiovascular Health; Vitamin D & Breast Cancer; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer

1-27-2008:  Colorectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer & Pancreatic Cancer: Update from the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

1-20-2008:  Testosterone Levels & Risk of Fractures in Elderly Men; Air Pollution & DNA Damage in Sperm; Statins & Trauma Survival in the Elderly

1-12-2008:  Statins, Diabetes & Stroke and Obesity; GERD & Esophageal Cancer

1-7-2008:     Testosterone Supplements in Elderly Men; Colorectal Cancer– Reasons for Poor Compliance with Screening Recommendations

12-31-2007:  Minority Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy & Breast Cancer; Does Health Insurance Improve Health?

12-23-2007:  Is Coffee Safe After a Heart Attack?; Impact of Divorce on the Environment; Hypertension & the Risk of Dementia; Emotional Vitality & the Risk of Heart Disease

12-16-2007:   Honey vs. Dextromethorphan vs. No Treatment for Kids with Night-Time Cough, Acupuncture & Hot Flashes in Women with Breast Cancer, Physical Activity & the Risk of Death, Mediterranean Diet & Mortality

12-11-2007:  Bias in Medical Research; Carbon Nanotubes & Radiofrequency: A New Weapon Against Cancer?; Childhood Obesity & Risk of Adult Heart Disease

12-2-2007:  Obesity & Risk of Cancer; Testosterone Level & Risk of Death; Drug Company Funding of Research & Results; Smoking & the Risk of Colon & Rectal Cancer

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Get ready to “rewind” back to the melodic guitar rock sounds that ruled FM radio in the 70s and early 80s with the new hit single “Rewind,” the first single from the forthcoming album by Robert “Doc” Wascher!

Release Date:  4/24/2014.

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Parasite in Cat Feces May Affect Brain Function

Lung Diseases Cause 1 in 10 Deaths

Music May Heal The Heart

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Child Obesity Rates Fall for the First Time

New Teeth Grown from Urine

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Increasing Dietary Potassium & Decreasing Salt Intake Reduces Stroke Risk

A New Explanation for the Link Between Red Meat & Cardiovascular Disease

Deadly New Bird Flu Identified in China

Infection Risk: Keeping an Eye on Your Dentist

Couple Loses 500 Pounds in Two Years

Coffee May Reduce Crash Risk for Long-Distance Drivers

Tiny Implant Tells Your Smart Phone When You Are Having A Heart Attack

Transplanted Kidney Causes Death Due to Rabies

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Resistant Bacteria are on the Rise

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Poor Sleep May Increase the Risk of Heart Failure

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Physically Fit Kids Do Better on Math & Reading Tests

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Baby Boomers Appear Less Healthy Than Their Parents

The Biology of Love in the Brain

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Negative Emotions and Feelings Can Damage Your Health

Canker Sore Drug Cures Obesity (At Least in Mice…)

How Technology is Changing the Practice of Medicine

New Salt Intake Guidelines for Children

High Levels of Distress in Childhood May Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

Quitting Tobacco by Age 40 Restores a Normal Lifespan in Smokers

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

Self-Help Books Improve Depression

Marines Try Mindfulness and Meditation to Reduce PTSD

Dying Nurse Volunteers Herself to Teach Nursing Students about the Dying

Regular Walks Cut Stroke Risk

Falling Asleep While Driving More Common than Previously Thought

Celebrity Health Fads Debunked

Obesity Among Young Children May Be Declining

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Satisfaction with Life May Actually Increase with Age

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12-25-2011:     Kids, Vegetables, Diet, and Rewards

2-18-2011:      Meat Consumption and Colorectal Cancer Risk

12-11-2011:    Sweet Potato Greens and Prostate Cancer

12-4-2011:      Orlistat (Alli or Xenical) Significantly Reduces Obesity

11-27-2011:     Physicians and Mental Illness

11-20-2011:     Oxytocin Gene Variations May Determine Kindness

11-13-2011:    Dietary Fiber and Colon and Rectal Cancer Prevention

10-23-2011:     Aspirin May Help to Prevent Breast Cancer

10-16-2011:    Green Tea May Prevent Colon and Rectal Cancer

10-9-2011:      Aspirin May Reduce the Risk of Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

10-2-2011:      Clonidine and the Antidepressant Effexor Both Reduce Hot Flashes

9-25-2011:      New Research Says that Chocolate DECREASES Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Diabetes

9-18-2011:       Lifestyle and Diet Modifications Reduce Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

9-11-2011:      Ginger May Prevent Prostate Cancer

9-4-2011:        Lifestyle, Diet and Diabetes Risk

8-28-2011:      Cell Phone Use in Children and Teens and Brain Tumor Risk

8-21-2011:      Vitamin D May Significantly Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

8-14-2011:      Even 15 Minutes of Exercise Per Day Reduces Death Risk

8-7-2011:        Soy (Isoflavones), Osteoporosis, and the Symptoms of Menopause

7-31-2011:      Aspirin May Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

7-24-2011:      Green Tea Significantly Reduces LDL (Bad Cholesterol)

7-17-2011:      Obesity, Alcohol, Smoking and Breast Cancer Risk

7-10-2011:      Acetaminophen (Tylenol) May Prevent Prostate Cancer

7-3-2011:        Drug and Medical Device Company Advertising to Physicians

6-26-2011:     Dietary Fiber Significantly Reduces Risk of Death

6-19-2011:     Breast Cancer Cells in the Blood Predict High Risk of Recurrence

6-12-2011:     Statin Drugs Decrease Prostate Cancer Risk

6-5-2011:       New Drug Dramatically Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

5-22-2011:     Vitamin D Decreases Diabetes Risk

5-8-2011:       Cancer-Sniffing Dogs

5-1-2011:       Green Tea and Skin Health

4-24-2011:     Prostate Cancer: Watchful Waiting Versus Surgery (Prostatectomy)

4-17-2011:     Surgeon Performance Impaired After Drinking Alcohol the Day Before Surgery

4-10-2011:     Cruciferous Vegetables and Prostate Cancer Risk

4-3-2011:       Curcumin and Colorectal Cancer Risk

3-27-2011:     Prostate Cancer and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

3-20-2011:     Fitness Video Games Compare Well with Traditional Exercise

3-13-2011:     Vitamin D Significantly Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

3-6-2011:       Tobacco, Smoking and Breast Cancer Risk

2-27-2011:     European Ash Seed Extract (FraxiPure™) Decreases Obesity and Blood Glucose

2-20-2011:     Vitamin D and Death Due to Colorectal Cancer

2-13-2011:     Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Breast Cancer May Not Be Necessary

2-6-2011:       Mammograms Predict Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

1-30-2011:     Saturated Fat, Trans-Fats, and Premature Death in Breast Cancer Survivors

1-23-2011:     Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Obesity and Weight Loss

1-16-2011:     Beer May Prevent Heart and Arterial Disease (Atherosclerosis)

1-9-2011:      Dietary Salt (Sodium) Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

1-2-2011:      Obesity, Diabetes and Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

12-26-2010:   Hesperidin in Orange Juice Improves Hypertension and Arterial Function

12-19-2010:  Job and Workplace Stress

12-12-2010:  Metformin, Diabetes and Death

12-5-2010:    Vitamin D and Depression

11-28-2010:  Mammograms Save Lives in Women with Family History of Breast Cancer

11-14-2020:  Low Dose Aspirin Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

11-7-2010:    Coffee, Tea, Caffeine and Brain Cancer Risk

10-28-2010:  Diet and Lifestyle Habits that Decrease Colorectal Cancer Risk

10-21-2010:  The Silent Epidemic of Surgeon Burnout and Depression

10-14-2010:  Gum Disease (Gingivitis) and Breast Cancer Risk

10-7-2010:   Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Breast Cancer Risk

10-3-2010:   Mammograms Between 40 and 49 Years of Age

9-26-2010:   Vitamin D, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and Death

9-19-2010:   Fruits and Vegetables Improve Memory

9-12-2010:   Low-Carb Diet and Risk of Death

9-5-2010:     Non-Compliance with Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer and Risk of Death

8-29-2010:  New Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

8-22-2010:  Lactoferrin Reduces Abdominal (Visceral) Obesity

8-15-2010:  Blueberries, Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

8-8-2010:    High LDL Cholesterol in Young Adults and Heart Disease Risk in Middle Age

8-1-2010:    Physician Error

7-25-2010:   Obesity and Cancer Risk

7-18-2010:  Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Cognitive Decline & Dementia

7-11-2010:  All Forms of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Increase Breast Cancer Risk

7-4-2010:    Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Cause Discovered?

6-27-2010:  Soy, Curcumin & Prostate Cancer Risk

6-20-2010:  Green Tea Epicatechin Reduces Heart Damage & CHF

6-13-2010:  Diacylglycerol (Diglyceride) Oil Reduces Obesity

6-6-2010:    Important New Advance in the Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

5-30-2010:  Medical Research Studies & “Spin”

5-23-2010:  Soy & Curcumin Reduce Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

5-16-2010:  Coffee & the Risk of Death from Heart Disease & Cancer

5-9-2010:    Soy Foods & Stomach Cancer Risk

5-2-2010:    Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer & Memory Loss

4-25-2010:   Smoking, Teenagers & Tobacco Company Advertising

4-18-2010:   Coffee Improves HDL Cholesterol Levels

4-11-2010:   Cruciferous Vegetables, Soy & Breast Cancer Risk

4-4-2010:     

3-28-2010:   Aspirin & Breast Cancer Survival

3-21-2010:   Obesity, Alcohol & Liver Disease

3-14-2010:   Nuts, Diet & Obesity

3-7-2010:     Walnuts, Cholesterol, LDL & Triglycerides

2-28-2010:   Soy Isoflavones & Recurrent Prostate Cancer

2-21-2010:   Testosterone Supplements in Frail Elderly Men

2-14-2010:   Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Sodas & Juice

2-7-2010:     Vitamin D, Cardiovascular Disease & Death

1-31-2010:   Concord Grape Juice Improves Memory

1-24-2010:   Mozart, Music, Babies & Health

1-17-2010:   Breast Cancer, Physical Therapy & Lymphedema

1-10-2010:   Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) after Surgery

1-3-2010:     Ginkgo Biloba, Memory & Cognitive Health

12-20-2009:  CT Scans & Cancer Risk

12-13-2009:  Soy Isoflavones Decrease Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

12-6-2009:   Salt (Sodium) Intake, Stroke & Cardiovascular Disease

11-29-2009:  Exercise & Prostate Cancer Risk

11-22-2009:  Genistein (Soy Isoflavone) & Prostate Cancer

11-15-2009:  Breast Cancer Treatment & Chronic Pain

1-8-2009:     Vitamin D & Breast Cancer Risk

11-1-2009:   Exercise & Prostate Cancer Risk

10-25-2009:  HPV Virus & Risk of Breast Cancer

10-18-2009:  Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms after Gallbladder Surgery)

10-11-2009:  Vitamin D & Falls in the Elderly

10-4-2009:   Surgery, NSQIP, Complications & Death

9-27-2009    Stress, Heart Disease, Exercise & Death

9-20-2009:   Vitamin D & Colorectal Cancer Survival

9-13-2009:   H1N1 Swine Flu Update

9-7-2009:     Green Tea, Aging & Lifespan

8-30-2009:   Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Diet & Fiber

8-23-2009:   Update on Prostate Cancer and Cryotherapy

8-16-2009:   Exercise Improves Lymphedema Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

8-9-2009:    Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death & Vitamin D

8-2-2009:    Honesty, Dishonesty & Brain Function

7-26-2009:   Coronary Artery CT Scans & Cancer Risk

7-19-2009:   Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Ovarian Cancer

7-12-2009:   Breast Cancer & Metformin (Glucophage)

7-5-2009:     Prostate Cancer & Green Tea

6-28-2009:   Air Pollution & the Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

6-21-2009:   Red Yeast Rice, Statins & Cholesterol

6-14-2009:   Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant & Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

6-7-2009:     Diet, Soy & Breast Cancer Risk

5-31-2009:   Diet and Prostate Cancer Risk

5-24-2009:   Diabetes, Glucose Control & Death

5-17-2009:   Drug Company Marketing & Physician Prescribing Bias

5-10-2009:   Hemorrhoids & Surgery

5-3-2009:     Statin Drugs & Blood Clots (Thromboembolism)

4-26-2009:   Are We Really Losing the War on Cancer?

4-19-2009:    Exercise in Middle Age & Risk of Death

4-12-2009:   Can Chronic Stress Harm Your Heart?

4-5-2009:     Does PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer Save Lives?

3-22-2009:   CABG Surgery vs. PCI in Diabetics with Coronary Artery Disease; Sweetened Beverages and Coronary Artery Disease

3-15-2009:   Depression, Stress, Anger & Heart Disease

3-8-2009:    Coronary Artery Disease: CABG vs. Stents?; Swimming Lessons & Drowning Risk in Children

3-1-2009:    Aspirin & Colorectal Cancer Prevention; Fish Oil & Respiratory Infections in Children

2-22-2009:  Health Differences Between Americans & Europeans; Lycopene & Prostate Cancer

2-15-2009:  Statin Drugs & Death Rates; Physical Activity, Breast Cancer & Sex Hormones

2-8-2009:    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Breast Cancer; Stool DNA Testing & Cancer of the Colon & Rectum

2-1-2009:    Obesity and the Complications of Diverticulosis (Diverticulitis & Bleeding); Obesity, Weight Loss & Urinary Incontinence

1-25-2009:  Prostate Cancer, Fatigue & Exercise; Does your Surgeon “Warm-up” Before Surgery?

1-18-2009:  Cancer and Vitamins; Teenagers, MySpace and Risky Behaviors

1-11-2009:  Exercise Reverses Some Effects of Fatty Meals; Vitamin C and Blood Pressure

1-4-2009:     Secondhand Smoke & Heart Attack Risk; Poor Physical Fitness During Childhood & Heart Disease Risk During Adulthood

12-28-2008:  Stress & Your Risk of Heart Attack; Vitamin D & the Prevention of Colon & Rectal Polyps

12-21-2008:  Breast Cancer Incidence & Hormone Replacement Therapy; Circumcision & the Risk of HPV & HIV Infection

12-14-2008:  Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Selenium Do Not Prevent Cancer;  Postscript: A Possible Cure for Down’s Syndrome

12-7-2008:    Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs, Stress & Breast Cancer Survival

11-30-2008:  A Possible Cure for Down’s Syndrome?; Smoking & Cognitive Decline; Calcium & Vitamin D & Breast Cancer Risk

11-23-2008:  Breast Cancer & Fish Oil; Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment; Vasectomy & Prostate Cancer Risk

11-16-2008:  Vitamin E & Vitamin C: No Impact on Cardiovascular Disease Risk; Does Lack of Sleep Increase Stroke & Heart Attack Risk in Hypertensive Patients?

11-9-2008:    Statins Cut Heart Attack Risk Even with Normal Cholesterol Levels; Statins & PSA Level

11-2-2008:    Radiation Treatment of Prostate Cancer & Second Cancers; Sexual Content on TV & Teen Pregnancy Risk

10-26-2008:  Smoking & Quality of Life

10-19-2008:  Agent Orange & Prostate Cancer

10-12-2008:  Pomegranate Juice & Prostate Cancer

10-5-2008:   Central Obesity & Dementia; Diet, Vitamin D, Calcium, & Colon Cancer

9-28-2008:   Publication & Citation Bias in Favor of Industry-Funded Research?

9-21-2008:   Does Tylenol® (Acetaminophen) Cause Asthma?

9-14-208:     Arthroscopic Knee Surgery- No Better than Placebo?; A Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Stroke

8-23-2008:  Alcohol Abuse Before & After Military Deployment; Running & Age; Running & Your Testicles

8-12-2008:  Green Tea & Diabetes; Breastfeeding & Adult Cholesterol Levels; Fish Oil & Senile Macular Degeneration

8-3-2008:   Exercise & Weight Loss; Green Tea, Folic Acid & Breast Cancer Risk; Foreign Language Interpreters & ICU Patients

7-26-2008:  Viagra & Sexual Function in Women; Patient-Reported Adverse Hospital Events; Curcumin & Pancreatic Cancer

7-13-2008:  Erectile Dysfunction & Frequency of Sex; Muscle Strength & Mortality in Men; Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer

7-6-2008:   Sleep, Melatonin & Breast Cancer Risk; Mediterranean Diet & Cancer Risk; New Treatment for Varicose Veins

6-29-2008:  Bone Marrow Stem Cells & Liver Failure; Vitamin D & Colorectal Cancer Survival; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer

6-22-2008:  Obesity, Lifestyle & Heart Disease; Effects of Lifestyle & Nutrition on Prostate Cancer; Ginkgo Biloba, Ulcerative Colitis & Colorectal Cancer

6-15-2008:  Preventable Deaths after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & St. John’s Wort

6-8-2008:  Vitamin D & Prostate Cancer Risk; Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Kidney (Renal) Cancer; Antisense Telomerase & Cancer

6-2-2008:   Acute Coronary Syndrome- Do You Know the Symptoms?; Green Tea & Lung Cancer; Episiotomy & Subsequent Deliveries- An Unkind Cut

5-25-2008:  Early Childhood Screening Predicts Later Behavioral Problems; Psychiatric Disorders Among Parents of Autistic Children; Social & Psychiatric Profiles of Young Adults Born Prematurely

5-18-2008:  Can Statins Reverse Coronary Artery Disease?; Does Breast Ultrasound Improve Breast Cancer Detection?; Preventive Care Services at Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers

5-11-2008:  Smoking Cessation & Risk of Death; Childhood Traumas & Adult Suicide Risk; “White Coat Hypertension” & Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

5-4-2008:   Super-Size Me: Fast Food’s Effects on Your Liver; Exercise, Weight & Coronary Artery Disease; Contamination of Surgical Instruments in the Operating Room

4-27-2008:  Stents vs. Bypass Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease; The “DASH” Hypertension Diet & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; Testosterone Therapy for Women with Decreased Sexual Desire & Function

4-20-2008:  BRCA Breast Cancer Mutations & MRI Scans; Bladder Cancer Prevention with Broccoli?; Diabetes: Risk of Death Due to Heart Attack & Stroke

4-13-2008:  Breast Cancer Recurrence & Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT); Carotid Artery Disease: Surgery vs. Stents?; Statin Drugs & Cancer Prevention

4-6-2008:    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Pap Smear Results & Cervical Cancer; Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection & Oral Cancer; Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & the Risk of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)

3-30-2008:  Abdominal Obesity & the Risk of Death in Women; Folic Acid Pretreatment & Heart Attacks; Pancreatic Cancer Regression after Injections of Bacteria

3-23-2008:  Age of Transfused Blood & Risk of Complications after Surgery; Obesity, Blood Pressure & Heart Size in Children

3-16-2008:  Benefits of a Full Drug Coverage Plan for Medicare Patients?; Parent-Teen Conversations about Sex; Soy (Genistein) & Prostate Cancer

3-9-2008:   Flat Colorectal Adenomas & Cancer; Health Risks after Stopping Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT); Television, Children & Obesity

3-2-2008:   Medication & Risk of Death After Heart Attack; Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Mammogram Results; Selenium: Cancer, Heart Disease & Death

2-23-2008:  Universal Healthcare Insurance Study; Glucosamine & Arthritis

2-17-2008:  Exceptional Longevity in Men; Testosterone & Risk of Prostate Cancer; Smoking & Pre-malignant Colorectal Polyps

2-10-2008:  Thrombus Aspiration from Coronary Arteries; Intensive Management of Diabetes & Death; Possible Cure for  Down’s Syndrome?

2-3-2008:   Vitamin D & Cardiovascular Health; Vitamin D & Breast Cancer; Green Tea & Colorectal Cancer

1-27-2008:  Colorectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer & Pancreatic Cancer: Update from the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

1-20-2008:  Testosterone Levels & Risk of Fractures in Elderly Men; Air Pollution & DNA Damage in Sperm; Statins & Trauma Survival in the Elderly

1-12-2008:  Statins, Diabetes & Stroke and Obesity; GERD & Esophageal Cancer

1-7-2008:     Testosterone Supplements in Elderly Men; Colorectal Cancer– Reasons for Poor Compliance with Screening Recommendations

12-31-2007:  Minority Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy & Breast Cancer; Does Health Insurance Improve Health?

12-23-2007:  Is Coffee Safe After a Heart Attack?; Impact of Divorce on the Environment; Hypertension & the Risk of Dementia; Emotional Vitality & the Risk of Heart Disease

12-16-2007:   Honey vs. Dextromethorphan vs. No Treatment for Kids with Night-Time Cough, Acupuncture & Hot Flashes in Women with Breast Cancer, Physical Activity & the Risk of Death, Mediterranean Diet & Mortality

12-11-2007:  Bias in Medical Research; Carbon Nanotubes & Radiofrequency: A New Weapon Against Cancer?; Childhood Obesity & Risk of Adult Heart Disease

12-2-2007:  Obesity & Risk of Cancer; Testosterone Level & Risk of Death; Drug Company Funding of Research & Results; Smoking & the Risk of Colon & Rectal Cancer

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CT Scans Increase Cancer Risk in Children



A new study estimates that CT scans performed on children this year will result in almost 5,000 new cases of cancer.


 

CT SCANS INCREASE CANCER RISK IN CHILDREN

As I discuss in my book, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, exposure to medical x-rays has only recently been linked to a significant increase in cancer risk, particularly with the use of CT scans that expose patients to relatively large radiation doses at one time.  In fact, the prestigious Institute of Medicine has estimated that as many as 2 percent of all cancer cases are caused by exposure to medical x-rays.

Although cancer is more common during late adulthood, children are also at risk of developing cancer.  Moreover, due to ongoing rapid growth, children are more sensitive to the cancer-causing effects of radiation exposure than adults.

A newly published study, in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, further raises concerns about the current use of CT scans in children.

In this study, the use of CT scans between 1996 and 2010 in children under the age of 15 was analyzed.  Additionally, actual radiation doses were calculated for 744 CT scans performed on children between 2001 and 2011.

Between 1996 and 2006, the use of CT scans doubled among children younger than 5 years of age, and tripled among children between 5 and 14 years of age.  Between 2006 and 2007, the number of CT scans remained stable, and then began to decline somewhat after 2007.

After calculating the radiation dose associated with individual CT scans, the authors of this study calculated that one new case of cancer would be induced in girls for every 300 to 390 CT scans of the abdomen performed, and for every 330 to 480 CT scans of the chest.

When considering the estimated 4 million CT scans performed on children every year in the United States, the authors of this research study estimated that 4,870 children will go on to develop cancer as a result of having undergone a CT scan.  At the same time, they also estimate that reducing the highest 25 percent of CT scan radiation doses to lower levels could prevent at least 43 percent of these radiation-induced cancers.

CT scans can provide enormously important information to treating physicians, but many CT scans performed (on both adults and children) are of questionable clinical value.  Therefore, as a first step in reducing radiation exposure, CT scans should only be ordered when necessary, and only when other types of scans (e.g., plain x-rays, ultrasound or MRI scans) will not suffice.  Secondly, as I have discussed previously, both in A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race and on my website, there is great variability between hospitals, and even within individual hospitals, in the amount of radiation that is used to perform otherwise identical CT scans; and as the authors of this study note, simply reducing excess radiation levels when performing CT scans may cut the number of cancers induced by CT scans nearly in half!

 

For a groundbreaking overview of cancer risks, and evidence-based strategies to reduce your risk of developing cancer, order your copy of my bestselling book, “A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race,” from AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionVroman’s Bookstore, and other fine bookstores!

Within one week of publication, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race was ranked #6 among all cancer-related books on the Amazon.com “Top 100 Bestseller’s List” for Kindle e-books. Within three months of publication, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race was the #1 book on the Amazon.com Top 100 New Book Releases in Cancer” list.

 

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Links to Other Breaking Health News

Poor Oral Hygiene Increases Cancer Risk

Autism May Affect Female Brains Differently than Male Brains

Child Obesity Rates Fall for the First Time

New Teeth Grown from Urine

HPV Virus Newly Linked to One-Third of All Oral Cancer Cases

FDA Approves New Brain Scan to Assess for ADHD in Kids

Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Among Middle-Aged Women

Man Loses 155 Pounds

Naked Mole Rat May Provide Important Cancer Prevention Clue

The Effects of Poverty on the Brain

Half of Us Will Develop Cancer in Our Lifetimes

Protein Critical for Long-Term Memory Identified

HPV Virus and Cancer Risk

Probiotics May Decrease Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea caused by C. difficile

3-D Printer Helps to Save Baby’s Life

Experimental Drug May Reduce Heart Damage after Heart Attack

Vitamin D May Improve Asthma Symptoms

Doctor Provides Patients with Own Feces for Fecal Transplants

Rising Arsenic Levels in Chicken

Dramatic Increase in Suicide Rate Among Middle Aged Americans Over the Past Decade

Cutting Umbilical Cord Too Soon May Cause Anemia in Newborns

Spiny New Bandage May Speed Healing of Skin Wounds

Study Confirms that Men Really Do Have Trouble Reading the Thoughts of Women

Deadly new Bird Flu Strain Cases Continue to Rise

Abdominal Fat Increases Kidney Disease Risk

Increasing Dietary Potassium & Decreasing Salt Intake Reduces Stroke Risk

A New Explanation for the Link Between Red Meat & Cardiovascular Disease

Deadly New Bird Flu Identified in China

Infection Risk: Keeping an Eye on Your Dentist

Couple Loses 500 Pounds in Two Years

Coffee May Reduce Crash Risk for Long-Distance Drivers

Tiny Implant Tells Your Smart Phone When You Are Having A Heart Attack

Transplanted Kidney Causes Death Due to Rabies

Eating While Distracted Increases Calorie Intake

Resistant Bacteria are on the Rise

High Levels of Stress Linked to an Increase in Heart Disease Risk

Small Snacks Cut Hunger as Well as Big Snacks

Poor Sleep May Increase the Risk of Heart Failure

Ancient Mummies Found to Have Heart Disease by CT Scan

Physically Fit Kids Do Better on Math & Reading Tests

How Melanoma Skin Cancer Evades the Immune System

Possible Link Between BPA and Asthma

Baby Boomers Appear Less Healthy Than Their Parents

The Biology of Love in the Brain

Millennials May be the Most Stressed-Out Generation

Even Modest Alcohol Intake Raises Cancer Risk

Why Do Boys Receive Lower Grades than Girls?

Negative Emotions and Feelings Can Damage Your Health

Canker Sore Drug Cures Obesity (At Least in Mice…)

How Technology is Changing the Practice of Medicine

New Salt Intake Guidelines for Children

High Levels of Distress in Childhood May Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

Quitting Tobacco by Age 40 Restores a Normal Lifespan in Smokers

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

Self-Help Books Improve Depression

Marines Try Mindfulness and Meditation to Reduce PTSD

Dying Nurse Volunteers Herself to Teach Nursing Students about the Dying

Regular Walks Cut Stroke Risk

Falling Asleep While Driving More Common than Previously Thought

Celebrity Health Fads Debunked

Obesity Among Young Children May Be Declining

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Satisfaction with Life May Actually Increase with Age

Brain Changes in the Elderly May Increase Susceptibility to Being Scammed


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According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty between September 2001 and December 2011 is more than 12 percent.  A new website, Veterans in Healthcare, seeks to connect veterans with potential employers.  If you are a veteran who works in the healthcare field, or if you are an employer who is looking for physicians, advanced practice professionals, nurses, corpsmen/medics, or other healthcare professionals, then please take a look at Veterans in Healthcare. As a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, I would also like to personally urge you to hire a veteran whenever possible.


Disclaimer:  As always, my advice to readers is to seek the advice of your physician before making any significant changes in medications, diet, or level of physical activity


Dr. Wascher is an oncologic surgeon, professor of surgery, cancer researcher, oncology consultant, and a widely published author


 

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

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This week’s column is dedicated to the innocents lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and their loved ones, in Newtown, CT



 

 

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I have posted the following helpful articles on my Facebook page, and include them on Weekly Health Update, this week, in lieu of my usual discussion of new health research news.

Please keep those who are suffering from this horrific tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.

Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

 

Help for victims of Sandy Hook Shooting

By Katie Walmsley, CNN

updated 4:29 PM EST, Sun December 16, 2012

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Watch CNN’s LIVE TV coverage of the Connecticut elementary school shooting as the story continues to unfold.

(CNN) — The chilling sound of multiple gunshots shattered the relative quiet of the school day at Sandy Hook Elementary School at around 9:30 Friday morning — children screaming, then silence, as teachers did their best to protect their students and keep them quiet, hoping desperately the shooter would not find them.

This is a morning no one in this small town in Connecticut will ever forget; the morning a gunman forced his way into the school and killed 26 people — six adults and 20 children, all under the age of 10; the last morning some Newtown, Connecticut, parents would see their kids alive.

As the community reels, organizations are setting up ways to help through donations and support.

An official fund for victims’ families, and the community as a whole, has now been established: The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut will provide support services to families and the community. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected.

The Red Cross has also been on the ground, offering food and water to first responders, and providing more than 50 units of blood to Danbury hospital where some of the victims were transported. They have set up a center for emergency grief counseling.

In addition, the nonprofit mental health clinic Newtown Youth and Family Services will be open all weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grief counseling. They say all donations made at this time will go to helping those impacted.

The Newtown Parent Connection has also pledged to try and bring in extra counselors to help parents cope.

Some private funds have also been set up in the wake of the tragedy to help victims. The Newtown Memorial fund is taking donations for the families and community affected, and is also actively recruiting volunteers and offers of help of all kinds. A fund has also been set up to help the family of 6 year old Emilie Parker, who was killed at Sandy Hook. For ways to help her family you can visit the fund’s Facebook page.

The band One Republic has also started a fund to raise money for those affected. You can find details on how to donate to One Republic’s fund here.

For families from the Newtown area, and even beyond, a pressing problem will be how to help children cope with the aftermath of this tragedy — and indeed how to give parents space to grieve, knowing their children are being looked after. To that end, Save The Children has opened a “child-friendly space” in Newtown to give kids a place to play and express themselves while parents seek support or counseling. The space is located in Newtown’s Reed Intermediate School, where students of Sandy Hook elementary go after graduating.

In addition, Save The Children has released 10 tips for parents wondering how to help their children deal with their feelings about such a traumatic event, such as spending extra time with your kids, and limiting TV time.

A number of other organizations, such as the National Association of School Psychologists, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, have released recommendations for parents and teachers as to how to support children if they want to talk about what happened.

You can send words of support and messages for families affected in an evergram here. They will be collated and given to the families in the future.

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection says anyone wishing to volunteer should call 211 or (800) 203-1234.

 

Traumatized nation reels from ‘day of sadness and grief’

By Maggie Fox NBC News

12/16/2012 8:38:19 AM ET

NBCNews.com

The shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut are a national nightmare, experts say, and parents, neighbors and community leaders need to look out for the most vulnerable in the coming days.

The trauma of the shooting in which 20 young children died has affected the town hardest, of course, but neighboring communities will feel the effects and the country as a whole as people digest the images of children under deliberate attack.

Children need reassurance most of all – and it will be hard to give because the shooting took place at school. But psychiatrists say there are useful ways to cope, and they include sticking to routines.

“I think that clearly, that fact that every child goes to school across the country makes this something that they imagine can happen to them,” said Dr. Harold Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute in New York.

Dr. Thomas McInerny, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, called it a “day of sadness and grief for everyone who cares for children.” “As in any frightening situation, young children should not be exposed to the extensive media coverage of the event — in other words, turn off the TV, computer, and other media devices,” he advised.

Story: Shaken teachers – “In time we’re going to heal”

Parents will have to overcome their own fears and be calm examples to their kids, the experts agreed. “One of the things that we need to make sure of is that kids are reassured,” Koplewicz said. “The way to help kids is for parents to talk to them to model calm and to try to maintain routines.”

It may be hard for parents to do that.

“People will be thinking ‘schools are supposed to be this safe place that I bring my kids’,” said Melissa Brymer, director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

“That feeling that where my kids spend the majority of their days may not be as safe as I imagined,” Brymer added. Many schools sent messages out over the weekend reassuring parents about safety routines.

Story: One way to grieve – read the names out loud

Most anxiety experts have learned that it’s important to give people something to do in a time of crisis. In this case, families can help cope by reviewing their own emergency plans, Brymer said.

“If something happens at my kids’ school, where is the reunification location?” she said. “What is the emergency contact number that I can call to get an update? How will the school communicate with me? We know, frankly, that texting is a way that families can get in contact with each other. Sometimes the phone lines can get jammed.”

And gestures to offer comfort help giver and recipient alike.

“I just had a lady call from Montana,” said Scudder Smith, publisher of the Newtown Bee, the local paper. “She said she’s going to send me a box of bears to distribute when the time is right so the kids can hug some bears.”

People who have themselves suffered a tragedy – especially those affected by other mass shootings but also military families – may be getting a double jolt right now, said Brymer.

“They might need to have additional support,” she said. “We know that military families might be having their own reactions and reminders.”  Her organization will be posting advice at www.nctsn.org.

For the children who survived, providing comfort and a feeling of safety will be key in helping them recover — and most, if not all, of them likely will, said Dr. Gail Saltz, a New York psychiatrist and TODAY show contributor.

These kids are at an age where this is going to be traumatic, and it may stick with them, Saltz said.

“You would assume some of the children would have some acute stress syndrome. They will be frightened, some may have difficulty sleeping. But many of them will go on ultimately to be able to bounce back,” she said.

Some of the children, Saltz said, may develop post-traumatic stress disorder. “The problem, is we don’t know which ones,” she said.

“Some kids are biologically predisposed to being anxious. They may go on to be more symptomatic,” she said. One clue is past experience. “Kids who had trauma already in the past, they are more likely to go on and have more post-traumatic stress symptoms,” she said.

Survivor trauma – an unease commonly felt by people who barely escape a bloody event that claims other lives – likely will be seen in some of the third-graders and fourth graders who were at the school Friday, said Dr. Jeff Dolgan, chief psychologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver.

After the Columbine massacre in 1999, Dolgan and his team worked with mental health experts in Jefferson County, Colo. to help the questions of local parents, advising what to say to their kids about the school shootings, and what not to say.

“Later on, I think the third and fourth graders will ask: Why are they alive and their friends are dead? That’s an existential question. How do you explain that to kids? It’s such a random event,” Dolgan said.

How do you help kids wrap their minds around such an unanswerable question?

“You tell them there was a shooter who should not have been there in the first place, who was obviously having terrible problems. If those survivors ducked down then they were saved. If the teacher pulled them down, they were saved. And others were not,” Dolgan said.

Younger students don’t have the emotional or psychological means to fully understand death and, consequently, aren’t generally afflicted with so-called survivor’s guilt, he added.

Saltz notes that good, old-fashioned comfort can go a long way to healing, Saltz said. “The community pulling together and giving the kids a sense of safety going forward,” she said. “Those that have a better support system, whose families will be able to get more help for any symptoms they do have in the short term.”

Psychologist and TODAY contributor Robi Ludwig said the coming winter break from school may be helpful. “I think the good thing here is we have a lot of vacation time coming up,” Ludwig said.

“I think everybody is still in shock and a bit in denial and that’s not such a bad thing because the body has a way of numbing itself so that it is not overwhelmed and overstimulated with scary news, with horrific news,” Ludwig said. “Then at a later point, you can access those feelings under less threatening circumstances.”

And by all means, holiday preparations should continue.

“If there’s ever a time to go Christmas shopping, it’s this weekend,” said Koplewicz. “Or go to church, or exercise.”

Keeping kids home may feel comforting to worried parents, but it will send the wrong message that they are not safe, the experts agreed.

Story: How to talk to your kids about the school shooting

“On Monday, you put them on the school bus,” Koplewicz said. “If your kid says ‘no, no, no,” then it is all right to say ‘Ok, today I’ll drive you to school’. But you make sure they go to school.”

Sandy Hook Elementary will have to offer grief counseling, Ludwig says. “Some of the kids who survived will know those kids who are no longer there,” she said. “That could raise survivor guilt.”

It will be much, much harder for the parents, Saltz says.

“This is the worst,” she said.  “This is the worst nightmare. There is not a magic psychiatric pill for this kind of horrible trauma.”

Again, community will help.

“There is the importance of the community support over what is going to be a long haul. The parents of these children, I would say, are at risk for at least the first year,” Saltz said. “When you lose a child it is the most devastating thing. Those parents, they really need some help, psychiatric, and otherwise.”

Now parents are going to be in the shock phase, Saltz said: “This is going to seem unreal. It may be some time before they even enter the grief phase.”

Story: Advice from a Columbine survivor

Neighbors can help protect the parents while they sort through their trauma. “It will be about trying to make the town feel as safe as possible,” Ludwig said. “It is about providing a safe place to grieve and have feelings. There are things beyond our control that don’t make any sense.”

And there will ultimately be no real explanation for what happened. “You can’t make sense of it because there is not going to be any sense to be made of it,” Saltz said. “This is a lot of loss for one community. Everyone is going to need to emotionally pitch in.”

NBC correspondent Bill Briggs contributed to this report.

© 2012 NBCNews.com


 

 

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Orlistat (Alli or Xenical) Significantly Reduces Obesity

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New research suggests that the over-the-counter drug orlistat can significantly improve weight loss when combined with a low-fat diet.



ORLISTAT (ALLI or XENICAL) SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES OBESITY

Approximately two-thirds of the population in the United States is overweight, while at least a third of all people are obese.  Excess weight has clearly been linked to serious illnesses, including high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, liver disease, gallstones, and arthritis, among other potentially life-threatening ailments.  As I note in my book, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, the extremely high concentration of fat and calories in modern processed foods, when combined with the sedentary lifestyles that most of us lead, almost guarantees a high level of obesity in our population.

Orlistat, which is available in both prescription and non-prescription forms, blocks the activity of lipase, an enzyme within the GI tract that breaks down dietary fats so that they can be absorbed.  Previous clinical research studies have shown that the addition of orlistat to a low-fat diet can significantly reduce body fat, and, in turn, can reduce the risk of illnesses that are associated with obesity.  Now that orlistat is available without a prescription, there have been concerns that this medication may be less effective, as it can now be purchased and taken without first having to enroll in a structured weight loss program.

A newly published study, which appears in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that non-prescription doses of orlistat (trade names Alli and Xenical) may still be an effective addition to the standard weight loss strategies of a healthy low-fat diet and exercise.  In this study, 27 obese research volunteers took over-the-counter orlistat (60 milligrams three times a day, with meals) for three months.  At the beginning and end of this study, the 27 volunteers were subjected to specialized imaging tests, including MRI scans, to measure the amount of fat in their bodies.  Blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol levels were also assessed.

In this clinical study, the use of over-the-counter orlistat, in combination with a reduced calorie, low-fat diet, was associated with a significant 11 percent reduction in body fat after 3 months.  Moreover, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and heart rate all decreased, as well, following three months of orlistat combined with a prudent diet.

The findings of this study suggest that even over-the-counter orlistat, in conjunction with healthy eating habits, can significantly reduce both body fat and at least some of the adverse health effects associated with obesity.

Now for the bad news… orlistat works by blocking the absorption of fat from the GI tract, which means that 25 to 30 percent of the fat consumed while taking orlistat will remain within the GI tract until it is eliminated in the feces.  Unfortunately, high levels of undigested fat in the stool can lead to some rather unsettling symptoms, including flatulence, greasy/oily stools, bloating, and in some patients, an urgent desire to have a bowel movement.  On the other hand, while these symptoms are very common during the first few months of orlistat use, they appear to improve over time, such that only about one-third of patients taking orlistat will still have these symptoms four years after starting the drug.  Moreover, in patients who conscientiously maintain a low-fat diet while taking orlistat, the incidence and severity of these GI tract side effects are even lower.  (Another potential complication of orlistat is the reduced absorption of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, although vitamin supplements will prevent significant deficiencies of these vitamins.)

While orlistat is associated with significant potential side effects, and thus should not be taken by everyone, the results of this small study do strongly suggest that orlistat is an effective option for obese patients who are able to both tolerate the drug’s side effects and remain compliant with a low-fat diet.  As always, however, I strongly recommend that you check with your primary physician prior to starting any new diet or medication, including orlistat.

 

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Nuts, Diet & Obesity

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NUTS, DIET & OBESITY

 

In last week’s column, I reviewed recent research suggesting a role for walnuts in reducing elevated cholesterol levels.  Based upon some of the comments that I received from readers regarding this “walnut column,” I will present some additional favorable new health research findings on nuts in this week’s column.

Hard-shelled nuts tend to be rich in inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids (luckily, the majority of the fat content in hard-shelled nuts is in the form of heart-healthy unsaturated fats), and in plant sterols.  As I discussed last week, these compounds help to lower the level of LDL (the “bad cholesterol”) in the blood.

The Mediterranean Diet, which is rich in fish, whole grains, nuts, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables (and low in red meat and highly processed foods), has repeatedly been shown to decrease the risk of the top two causes of premature death throughout the world (cardiovascular disease and cancer).  However, some health experts have expressed concerned about the relatively high fat content of nuts, and the possibility that daily nut consumption might lead to an increased risk of obesity.  Fortunately, a newly published prospective public health study suggests that the moderate intake of nuts, in combination with the Mediterranean Diet, is actually associated with a decreased risk of obesity.

The current issue of the journal Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases includes the findings of the Mediterranean “PREDIMED” prospective public health study, which enrolled 847 older men and women, with an average age of 67 years.  The diets and activity levels of these patient volunteers were carefully evaluated in this study, and all of these elderly volunteers underwent clinical examinations to determine their waist circumference, and their body mass index, or BMI (a measure of body fat content that is adjusted for both height and weight).

After correcting for other dietary and lifestyle factors associated with obesity in these patient volunteers, the data from this study revealed that increased nut intake was associated with both a decreased BMI and decreased waist circumference.  For every serving of 30 grams of nuts consumed, waist circumference decreased by 2.1 centimeters (approximately 1 inch), and BMI was reduced by 0.78 (kilograms per meter-squared) in these patient volunteers.  Increased vegetable intake was also associated with a decreased waist circumference, as well.  (Not surprisingly, meat intake was significantly associated with an increase in both BMI and waist circumference.)  Moreover, these findings were observed in both male and female study participants.

Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, pecans, macadamia nuts, and peanuts (which are, technically, not nuts, but which have a nutritional profile similar to hard-shelled nuts) are all rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other heart-healthy nutrients.  Because these nuts do contain a significant number of “healthy fat” calories, however, nuts should be consumed in moderation, as with all fat-containing foods.  Currently, most experts recommend that 30 to 45 grams (1 to 1.6 ounces) of nuts be added to our daily diet to maximize the health benefits of these delicious nutritional treats!

 

To learn more about nuts and the Mediterranean Diet as part of a comprehensive, evidence-based cancer prevention lifestyle, look for the publication of my new book, in the spring of this year:

A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race



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Walnuts, Cholesterol, LDL & Triglycerides

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WALNUTS, CHOLESTEROL, LDL & TRIGLYCERIDES

Walnuts are rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and ellagic acid.   Previous research has shown that the regular consumption of walnuts appears to improve cardiovascular function following high-fat meals.  In diabetics, who face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, walnuts also appear to improve cardiovascular function.

A newly published prospective, randomized clinical research trial, which appears in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, evaluated the effects of a walnut-supplemented diet on 87 adults with normal-to-high cholesterol levels in their blood.  This study used a “crossover” approach, in which all of the patient volunteers received walnut supplements for 6 months, and were then switched to a walnut-free diet for another 6 months.  During this 12-month study, blood tests were performed at the beginning of the study, and then at 4, 6, 10 and 12 months into the study.  Because of the crossover design of this study, the researchers were able to directly compare the effects of walnut supplementation on body weight, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (the “bad cholesterol”), HDL cholesterol (the “good cholesterol”), and fatty acids (triglycerides).  (Together, these compounds are referred to as “lipids.”)

As has been observed in previous clinical studies of shorter duration, this study found that a 6-month period of walnut supplementation resulted in significant reductions in total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.  LDL levels were also reduced, although this finding just barely failed to reach statistical significance.  Importantly, these favorable changes in blood lipid levels were found to be more pronounced in patients with elevated total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels.  (I should note that significant reductions in LDL blood levels have been observed in response to adding walnuts to the diet of patients with elevated LDL levels, in other studies.)

While statins, and other lipid-lowering drugs, have revolutionized the management of elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, and have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (and death due to cardiovascular disease), not all patients with hyperlipidemia can tolerate these drugs.  Moreover, as with all medications, these lipid-lowering drugs are not equally effective in all patients, and many patients with hyperlipidemia will continue to have elevated LDL cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels despite taking lipid-lowering drugs.

Studies such as this one suggest that the addition of walnuts to one’s diet may be a useful adjunct in lowering elevated LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.  (As always, I encourage everyone to check with their doctor before making any significant alterations in their diet, especially if you have one or more chronic illnesses.)


For a detailed and comprehensive evaluation of the role of nuts, omega-3 fatty acids, ellagic acid, and other dietary modifications, as part of a cancer prevention lifestyle, look for the publication of my new book, “A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race,” in the spring of this year.
 


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Testosterone Supplements in Frail Elderly Men

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TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENTS IN FRAIL ELDERLY MEN

 

As we age, we tend to lose both muscle mass and bone density.  These adverse effects of aging often lead to an increased risk of generalized weakness, early fatigue, imbalance and falls, bone fractures, long-term disability, and hospitalization or other forms of chronic institutionalization.  In turn, these complications of frailty in the elderly are significantly associated with an increased risk of death.

While an elixir of eternal youth has not yet been discovered (despite many claims to the contrary over the centuries), some of the causes of aging-related frailty can be treated.  Sex hormone replacement therapy in the elderly has been a major focus of clinical intervention, in both men and women, in an effort to reverse many of the debilitating effects of aging, including declines in muscle mass, bone density, and sexual function.  However, the true risks and benefits of sex hormone replacement therapy have not always been well understood.  Indeed, within the past decade, old assumptions about the safety of hormone replacement therapy have been called into question by high-level prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded clinical research trials, including the recent and disturbing (but not altogether surprising) findings that long-term combination hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women is associated with a significant increase in the risk of both breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Although aging men do not experience an abrupt and total loss of testicular function, unlike the complete loss of ovarian function that occurs in women following menopause, testicular function does dramatically and progressively decline with advancing age.  Significant decreases in the levels of testosterone (and other “androgens”) in the blood often leads to decreased muscle mass and bone density which, in turn, can result in reduced strength and balance, and an increased risk of falls and serious injuries. 

Testosterone replacement therapy has been shown to be effective in improving muscle mass and bone density (and sexual function) in older men with very low testosterone levels (hypogonadism).  However, the role of testosterone replacement therapy in men with borderline-low circulating levels of androgen hormones has been much less clear.   As with sex hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women, there are known side effects associated with male sex hormone replacement therapy.  These include enlargement of the prostate gland (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH), liver disease (especially with oral testosterone supplements), fluid retention, decreased fertility, breast enlargement and pain (gynecomastia), and a potential increase in the risk of prostate cancer, among others.

A newly published research study, in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, evaluated 274 men who were 65 years of age or older, and who were determined, by validated clinical criteria, to be either “intermediate-frail” or “frail.”  All of these men were also confirmed to have “borderline-low” levels of testosterone in their blood. 

In this randomized, prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blind study (which is the “gold standard” method of performing clinical research), these older men were randomly assigned to receive either transdermal testosterone therapy (50 mg per day) or a placebo gel that appeared identical to the testosterone gel.  These treatments were continued for 6 months.  The researchers then assessed both groups of men in terms of their muscle strength, muscle mass, body fat, overall level of physical function, and self-reported quality-of-life.

At the end of 6 months, the men who had been secretly randomized to the testosterone gel group were found to have experienced significant improvements in both muscle mass and muscle strength, as well as a decrease in total body fat.  Overall physical function in the “intermediate-frail” and “frail” older men also significantly improved.  Finally, and not surprisingly, self-reported physical health and sexual health satisfaction scores were substantially improved among the men who, unknown to them at the time, had received the testosterone gel.

Thus, the findings of this prospective, randomized, controlled clinical research trial certainly suggest a potential role for transdermal testosterone supplementation in frail older men with borderline-low testosterone levels.  At the same time, continued follow-up of the men in this study who elected to continue receiving testosterone supplementation is indicated, as the rather short duration of this study (6 months) is not long enough to identify the long-term benefits and risks of androgen replacement therapy.

If you are an older man who is experiencing significant frailty and disability due to progressive muscle mass and bone density loss, and you have borderline-low or low testosterone levels, then you might wish to discuss the potential benefits of a monitored testosterone supplementation regimen with your physician, or with an Endocrinologist who specialize in male endocrinology (Andrology).

 

On a related topic, please also see my recent column on the use of Vitamin D to decrease the risk of falls and fractures in the elderly:

 

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/10-11-09.htm 




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Vitamin D, Cardiovascular Disease & Death

February 7, 2010 by  
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VITAMIN D, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE & DEATH

 

There is mounting evidence that Vitamin D plays a much more complex role in maintaining health beyond its primary function in regulating calcium absorption.  Increasingly, research data suggests that this hormone-like vitamin may also play important roles in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well.  (A comprehensive update on Vitamin D’s cancer prevention properties will appear in my forthcoming book, “A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race.”)

 

The vast majority of published research studies in disease prevention have relied upon low-level research methods, including surveys of patient volunteers and retrospective medical chart reviews.  More recently, however, high-quality prospective, randomized cardiovascular disease prevention and cancer prevention clinical research trials have been performed.  These high-level studies have the potential to significantly improve lifestyle-based approaches to preventing the diseases that, together, cause the majority of all premature deaths.   

 

A newly published prospective clinical research study, from the Chianti region of Italy, enrolled more than 1,000 adults, aged 65 years and older.  All patient volunteers were tested for the level of Vitamin D in their blood when they joined this study, and all of these older adults were then carefully followed for an average of nearly 7 years.  During the course of this study, 228 study participants died.  The researchers then compared the levels of Vitamin D in the blood of the participants who died during the study with those of the volunteers who survived.  (This study is published in the current issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.)

 

The findings of this prospective clinical study were striking.  The patient volunteers with the lowest levels of Vitamin D in their blood were more than 2 times as likely to die, from any cause, when compared with the patients who had the highest levels of Vitamin D in their blood.  The patients with the lowest Vitamin D levels were also nearly 3 times as likely to die from heart attacks, and other complications related to cardiovascular disease, when compared to the patients with high levels of Vitamin D in their blood.  These dramatic findings held up even after the researchers made statistical adjustments for differences in the age, gender, education level, exercise habits, and other health-related factors among these two groups of study participants. 

 

As we age, our bodies become less efficient in converting sunlight into Vitamin D, and multiple research studies have shown that the majority of older adults are deficient in Vitamin D.  A growing number of high-level clinical research studies, such as this Italian study, continue to suggest that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, bone fractures, and decreased muscle strength in older men and women.  Therefore, the importance of this vitamin-hormone in maintaining optimal health is becoming increasingly apparent.

 

 

 

For additional Weekly Health Update articles on Vitamin D, please click the following links:

 

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/2-3-08

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/10-11-09.htm

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/11-8-09.html

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/9-20-09.htm

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/8-9-09.htm

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/12-28-08.htm

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/10-5-08.htm

http://doctorwascher.com/Archives/6-29-08.htm  


 

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Disclaimer: As always, my advice to readers is to seek the advice of your physician before making any significant changes in medications, diet, or level of physical activity


Dr. Wascher is an oncologic surgeon, a professor of surgery, a cancer researcher, an oncology consultant, and a widely published author



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