Recently discovered brain cells called Von Economo cells (VENs), named after the neurobiologist who described them, are unique in that there are only about 200,000 of them in a normal adult human. That’s amazing because just about any other type of brain cell we have number in the billions. Up until just recently, we saw these cells only in the great apes and not in any other animals. They are present but rare numbering only five or six thousand in the solitary gorilla, but…Continue
Added by Peter Zvejnieks, MD on September 30, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments
For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP is the gold standard treatment. The only problem is a lot of patients don’t like it. At Chicago ENT, we have recently begun to work with a newer device calledProvent Nasal EPAP. “That’s it?” you might ask when you see what it looks like; a disposable sticker placed over each nostril prior to going to sleep. That’s it! But look a little…Continue
Added by Michael Friedman MD on September 30, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments
Transnasal Esophagoscopy is a diagnostic study that allows your physician to examine your esophagus without the need for sedation or anesthesia. How does Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE) differ from classic Esophagoscopy?
1. Sedation: Classic esophagoscopy requires sedation. The patient needs to be accompanied for transportation and typically the sedation wears off quickly. Residual…Continue
As I discuss in my book, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, there is a growing body of research evidence demonstrating potent cancer properties associated with certain foods and nutrients.While much of the available research in support of specific dietary and other lifestyle-related approaches to cancer prevention is of low scientific quality,…Continue
Added by Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS on September 25, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments
Along with the incidence of obesity, the incidence of diabetes has recently skyrocketed in the United States and around the world. The list of health complications associated with diabetes is frightening, and includes heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, kidney failure, progressive blindness, and as I discuss in my book, A Cancer…Continue
Added by Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS on September 25, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments
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Added by Dr.Sujata, Ph.D. on September 23, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
As many of you may know the World Health Assembly will be having a summit meeting after the United Nations General Assembly this September 2011 focused on the large chronic diseases including Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer and Chronic Respiratory Diseases. The majortopic will be on reducing life style risk factors such as reducing tobacco use, reducing energy dense food intake which contributes to obesity and diabetes, reducing salt consumption that contributes to hyertension and…Continue
Added by Allan J. Collins, MD, FACP on September 20, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments
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Added by Dr Deepak Puri on September 18, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Bugs are eaten in many parts of World to-day. Those can make tasty foods rich in protein and fat.
Perhaps the only concern is the allergy to the protein, some one may be.
See the video;…Continue
Added by Dr. Prahallad Panda on September 18, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
ASA Newsletter “Technology in Anesthesia”
In advance of Anesthesiology 2011, the national conference of the American Society of Anesthesiology in Chicago October 15-19, the ASA released their September Newsletter featuring “Technology in Anesthesia”.
The well written publication was subtitled “Engineering a Safer Future for our Specialty and our Patients”. Understandably the articles focused on patient safety. I fully agree with Dr. Douglas R. Bacon’s conclusion…
Added by Gary Magee MD on September 17, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments
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MITOCHONDRIA, AGING, AND HOW TO EXTEND YOUR LIFE
One emerging concept in the still unfolding investigation of
the root causes of aging is that the failure of mitochondria is central. It
goes like this. The mitochondria are the power plants of each cell in your
body. It is inside these double membrane bound organelles that fatty acids,
amino acids (protein) and pyruvate…
Along with the incidence of obesity, the incidence of diabetes has recently skyrocketed in the United States and around the world. The list of health complications associated with diabetes is frightening, and includes heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, kidney failure, progressive blindness, and as I discuss in my book,…Continue
Added by Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS on September 14, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments
Follow this link to my article on Celiac Disease.
To your health,
Added by Peter Zvejnieks, MD on September 14, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments
The United States has a long
history in farm and food policy. In the 19th century we sought to fulfill
“Manifest Destiny,” the concept that immigrant…
Added by Peter Zvejnieks, MD on September 14, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is an excellent option for treatment of sleep apnea but it is not for everyone. Approximately 50 percent of people suffering with moderate to severe sleep apnea cannot accept using CPAP.
Although CPAP is the best option for treatment, Dr. Michael Friedman tells his patients there are many other options available and the only bad option is no treatment at all. Most patients with mild sleep apnea will not even consider CPAP as an option. They…Continue
Added by Michael Friedman MD on September 14, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Many Americans eat a diet rich in processed foods. These foods, fast food, frozen meals, cereals, most bread, and many snack foods are altered so much during processing that many nutrients are lost. Processed foods are very tasty, by design, but also deliver too much sugar into the bloodstream too fast. High blood sugar results in high insulin and eventuates…Continue
Added by Peter Zvejnieks, MD on September 11, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments
As I discuss in detail in my recent book, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race, there is considerable research evidence linking low Vitamin D levels in the blood with a higher risk of some types of cancer, and colorectal cancer in particular. As I have discussed previously in this column, there is also some research evidence available to suggest…Continue
Added by Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS on September 8, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments
In April 1987 I was given responsibility for making the call schedule for my anesthesia group. I was newly hired, my first day in the office. I was just out of residency.
There were only four regular anesthesiologists and one part timer in the group when I arrived. Acrimony between the few members centered on access to the call schedule and the group as a whole settled the issue by giving that job to the new guy, the one with no history or bias.
This began a journey…
I've been reading A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring written by famed UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. Wooden spends half of his book thanking the people who had a powerful influence on his life, coaching, philosophy, and outlook on life. Important people included his father, coaches, President Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Theresa.