BPA in Dentistry: Safety & Risks

Anymore, the terms “BPA” and “avoid” go hand in hand. Unfortunately, BPA and related compounds turn up in a lot of dental composite – the type of material used to make tooth-colored fillings and a major alternative to mercury amalgam. (Porcelain and other ceramics are other options.) A conscientious biological dentist will make every effort […]

Recommended Reading: Against All Those “Health Screenings”

There’s been a lot more noise lately about the overuse of medical testing – and over-treatment and over-medicalization in general. Frankly, we’re glad to see it. And we hope it will finally lead to some change (long overdue!). The latest outcry has included an excellent opinion piece that ran a few weeks ago in the […]

Stat!: No Haven of Health

Odds of dying in a plane crash: 1 in 10,000,000 Odds of dying in a hospital due to medical error: 1 in 300 Odds of experiencing any medical error while hospitalized: 1 in 10 The main cause? Infections – over half of which could be “prevented if health care workers [would] clean their hands with […]

Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes, & Other News of Note

Study Suggests Lifestyle Linked to Some Alzheimer’s (San Jose Mercury News) A provocative new analysis identifies the biggest risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease – and concludes that more than half of all cases are potentially preventable through simple lifestyle changes, such as exercising, quitting smoking and losing weight. * * * “It’s another brick in […]