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Declines in Dementia: Of Hearts and Minds

In this season when we are meant to be thankful, but when so many of us have had so many reasons to be otherwise - we have received a timely, welcome bit of universally good news. Rates of dementia in the United States appear to be declining. 

2 months

What We Know about Diet, Why Time Is of The Essence

As a year of particular assaults on everything anybody thinks they know about diet and health, including if not particularly the science underlying the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, winds down - it’s inevitable to reflect on what anyone truly knows about diet, and how we know it. The merchants of doubt, profiting handsomely from the status quo and perpetual confusion, would have you think no one knows much of anything, so enjoy some Coke with those fries. 

2 months

Can Butter, Possibly, Be Back?

These days, it is very much in vogue - literally, as well as figuratively - to ask: is butter back? But this question is ineluctably contingent on another: is it even possible for butter to be back? The answer to that one is, self-evidently: no.

2 months

Treating A Migraine With A Simple Puff Of Air

A headache, particularly a migraine, can be a stifling condition. In fact, migraine is the third most common disease in the world and more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.

2 months

7 Ways to Sleep Better Tonight

Looking for ways to sleep better? Insomnia and exhaustion are such a drag! If you are having problems sleeping read these 7 tips for better sleep. The benefits can be felt the first night. It may take time to reset your “sleep clock” and undo disruptive habits to truly get to the point where you feel rested. Hang in there because it will be worth it! Refresh yourself by getting quality, restorative sleep.

2 months

If Telomeres Could Talk

One of the reasons cardiology tends to advance so rapidly compared to other medical disciplines - with very noteworthy benefits, such as marked declines in both premature death and disability related to heart disease - is because of the power of surrogate markers. Surrogate markers in medicine are generally things we can measure in the short term that tell us with at least reasonable, and sometimes excellent, fidelity about likely outcomes in the long term.

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Can Pharma ever be True Innovators in Digital Health?

The term innovation belongs to that congregation of clichés that can be lazily used to evoke a sense of modernity and progression, often within industries or professions better known for conservatism and resistance to change.