Eminently Quotable: H. Gilbert Welch

Dr. Welch is a professor of medicine at Dartmouth (and author of the excellent book Overdiagnosed) who was recently asked to comment on Mark Cuban’s suggestion that anyone who can afford it should get quarterly bloodwork to track their health – advice Dr. Welch called “a recipe for making all of us sick.” We all …

Obesity as “Disease”?

What makes something a disease? Apparently, enough doctors agreeing that it’s a disease. Last week, the American Medical Association decided that we’d all be better served if obesity were recognized as one. And one third of the American population was instantly diagnosed. According to the New York Times, this decision went against the conclusions of …

Pill Life, with Artifacts

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the windowexcept that the birds might eat them. – Martin H. Fischer Or artists might use them in their work: We ran across these recently while browsing Flickr – images from a large artwork depicting “the life histories of a man and woman, illustrated by the …

30 Health & Wellness Articles Worth Your Time

Want to damage your teeth? Here’s how! On the other hand, opening beer bottles with his teeth was not the cause of George Washington’s famous dental woes. (His dentures weren’t made out of wood either.) More about the bad old days of dentistry. Yes, teeth are made for tearing and chewing food. But what to …

27 Health & Wellness Articles Worth a Look

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 27 more articles that have stacked up over …