Monthly Archives: December 2014

Artificial sweeteners may be harmful

Israeli researchers have shown that consumption of noncaloric (artificial) sweeteners may induce glucose intolerance in both mice and humans. It is thought that instead of artificial sweeteners preventing obesity and metabolic disease, the use of noncalorie sweeteners may have increased … Continue reading

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Hypothyroidism. What is the big deal?

I like to refer to the thyroid as the “gas pedal to the body.”  The thyroid gland is located in the neck. It makes two kinds of thyroid hormones: T3 and T4. Thyroid hormones regulate how the body uses and … Continue reading

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Salina, Kansas hospital putting some teeth into non-smoking rule

Hospitals have had no smoking in the hospital rules for years.  (This is in humorous contrast to when my father was smoking in the physician lounge in the 1960s.) A Salina, Kansas hospital has a way to get patient to … Continue reading

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Finding it hard to breathe?

Do you have COPD?  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.  Also called emphysema.  This is not a temporary illness.  COPD is a persistent condition that affects lung function, making breathing difficult and decreasing your ability to do the things that you want … Continue reading

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