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How to Live Forever, Part I

Grandfather

I recently moved back to Pittsburgh, both the city of champions and also the place I grew up. In doing so, I now have the opportunity to spend more time with some of my close friends and family. One extremely…
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Is Your Barber More Important than Your Doctor?

Doctor Visit

In medieval Europe, physicians mostly dealt with patients through observation and consultation, and they rarely got their hands dirty. Barbers, on the other hand, used to be the surgeons. They tended to those injured on the battlefield and performed an…
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Is it Time to Stop Going to the Doctor?

Clock

After years of reliance on pills, costly procedures, and diagnostic tests that don’t necessarily help but may even lead to more costly and invasive tests, there has been somewhat of a backlash against the medical field as a whole. Part…
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Dump Out Your Juices and Do a Real “Cleanse”

Juice Cleanse

Recently, juicing and cleanses are hotter than Hansel from Zoolander. Cleanses have people doing everything from putting coffee beans into their behinds to drinking herbal laxatives and even twelve glasses of lemonade per day.   These cleanses have also been…
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Sitting: The Eighth Deadly Sin

Sitting

The explanation of the cardinal or seven deadly sins became popular during the early days of Christianity to help instruct us mortals on how to avoid the deadly trap of sin. Nowadays, most people are familiar with Seven, the psychological…
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Wine, Weight Loss and Low Carbs

Spanish Ketogenic Diet

Another study came out this week illustrating the powerful health benefits of restricting carbohydrates. While this study was not a randomized trial comparing a low and high-fat diet (we already have dozens of those showing the superiority of a higher-fat…
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Refusing Cancer Care and the Burden of Segregated Medicine

Green Tea

I recently became board certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. In general, I am not big on the whole board certification process, which usually requires paying a lot of money to take a test and get…
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Booze and Health: Everything You Need to Know

Alcohol and Health

My articles here at Health Wire have recently been touching on the potential health benefits of alcohol, and specifically wine, quite a bit. I am not sure if it is my cabin fever while being stuck inside during these bitter…
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Ensure, Boost and Powersauce Bars

Powersauce Bar

In a classic Simpsons episode, Homer decides to climb the “Murderhorn,” the tallest mountain in Springfield. This occurs after homer joins a 24-hour gym (that he pronounces “gyme”) and meets Rainier Wolfcastle, the show’s equivalent of Arnold Schwarzenegger.   After…
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Aristotle, Blood Sugar, and Surviving Cancer: Does A = B = C?

Surviving Cancer

Recently, there has been another addition to the array of medical papers revealing the detrimental effect of elevated blood sugar in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. This paper showed that patients with an episode of elevated blood sugar while receiving…
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