Jun, 29
2012

What's Going On? April 19-23

msmith I think it is important that we stay on top of what is going on in the world. This is the first installment of a new series entitled What's Going On?, which will strive to bring you the latest interesting (and sometimes outlandish) headlines in medicine, healthcare and healthy living. 

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Jun, 29
2012

What's Going On? April 26-30

msmith You are what you eat as the tired meme goes, but apparently you are what your grandmother ate as well; a new study outlines how rats descended from rats fed high fat diets similar to the American type diet are at greater risk for certain types of cancer. The study expounds on the field of epigenetics, which, "…refers to all the factors that control how a gene is expressed. The new study potentially adds to the growing body of research suggesting the epigenome may be at the root of many healthy problems." ............... 

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Jun, 29
2012

What's Going On? May 3-7

msmith Reuters published a study that said a couple cups of coffee may help heart patients. This is wonderful news for us coffee fiends; a study consisting of 374 patients who had a previously had a heart attack found those with normal blood pressure drinking one or two coffees a day were 88 percent less likely than non-coffee drinkers to develop a condition in which the heart fails to pump effectively.

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Jun, 29
2012

What's Going On May 31 - June 4

msmith It is time for the latest installment of What's Going On, where we bring you some of the latest, and often strangest, news in the medical and health world. I apologize for the absence! 


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Jun, 29
2012

What's Going On June 7-11

msmith The AP reports  that more oil than was previously estimated may be gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. This is the latest in a long string of bad news coming from the Gulf. I grew up going to the Gulf Coast. We would spend summers camping out on Malachite Beach, body surfing and fishing in the bay. 

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