David Katz Healthcare Expert

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, is the Founding Director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and current President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both preventive medicine, and nutrition. He has made important contributions in the areas of lifestyle interventions for health promotion; nutrient profiling; behavior modification; holistic care; and evidence-based medicine. David earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He has received two Honorary Doctorates.

 
COVID Boosters for the Body Politic: One Size Fits All?

COVID Boosters for the Body Politic: One Size Fits All?

As a card-carrying member of the public health community (OK, there is no actual membership card, but you get the idea)- I loathe to oppose official public health policy pertaining to COVID, or any topic for that matter, for fear of aggravating an established distrust. 

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When, Exactly, Does Food Become Junk?

When, Exactly, Does Food Become Junk?

While I was away on a long overdue family vacation a couple of weeks back (I liked it; vacations really are a good idea!)- I received a question from a friend about, of all things, packaged peas. 

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Long COVID is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Long COVID is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Along with the all-too-often coarse vernacular and crudely macabre humor of the medical wards, there is a generous infusion of barnyard wit. 

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Preventive Medicine in a Pandemic: of Cart and Horse

Preventive Medicine in a Pandemic: of Cart and Horse

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently made their customary headlines- in public health circles, at least- by concluding they really couldn’t conclude much about the value of lifestyle counseling in primary care.

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Pandemic Risks, Responses & Responsibilities: A Tale of Four (Bungled) Phases

Pandemic Risks, Responses & Responsibilities: A Tale of Four (Bungled) Phases

I will start by laying my cards on the table. 

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