No Light at the End of the Tunnel, But Hoofbeats Are Getting Louder

Two days ago, I read two articles that still have my mind in a whirl. One stated that Moderna plans to have an Omicron-Specific COVID Booster by August. https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/covid-omicron-vaccine-booster/2022/02/17/id/1057227/. OK, the threat of infection from Omicron is minor compared to … Continue reading

Study Supporting Sunscreen and Shade to Prevent Osteoporosis Is Wrong

More people are protecting themselves from exposure to sunlight to prevent skin cancers. Does that prevention increase the risk of reducing bone density? JAMA Study https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2785540?resultClick=1. Studies can prove almost anything you want if you structure them appropriately. When I … Continue reading

Vaccine Distribution Looks Like a Nightmare

Yesterday, Pfizer announced their phase III clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective. Other than a few details, there is a lot of mystery surrounding what 90% effective really means. That aside, today an article came to my … Continue reading

Five Health Concerns That Increase Risk of Serious Disease

Metabolic syndrome is a medical term given to a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and large waist circumference are health problems when … Continue reading

Is Aging Our Last Frontier?

Typically, ‘the last frontier’ refers to an area that is last to be settled, explored, or developed. A few hundred years ago the ‘wild west’ of the United States was the last frontier. We have seen television shows and movies … Continue reading