Archive for January, 2011

SUCCESS STORY /John Attaway, 58: From 305 pounds to 200 pounds Former weight: 305 poundsCurrent weight: 200 poundsPounds lost: 105Height: 5 feet 11 inchesAge: 58 How long he’s kept it off: “I started in 2005 and was losing about 20 pounds per year basically on mall walking and milkshakes,” says Attaway. “Losing weight at 300 [...]

To reap the health benefits of tea you need to drink three cups a day, according to Simon Gibbons, Professor of Phytochemistry at the University of London School of Pharmacy. He suggests drinking one cup in the morning, one at midday and one in the evening. ‘You must leave the tea to steep for at [...]

Hello Doctor! (Can I Call You M.D.?)

January 26th, 2011 by Abby Hitchcock | Tags: Doctor, Doctor Call

The American Medical Association released a survey this week on the state of the public’s knowledge about who is — and isn’t — a medical doctor. For those playing along at home or office, here’s a pop quiz, consisting of some of the AMA’s survey questions plus a few of our own: For each title, [...]

Doctors are failing the empathy test: study

January 26th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Study

One study found doctors responded only 22% of the time during moments when patients expressed emotions such as “I’ve got nothing to look forward to.” By Sharon Kirkey Doctors are routinely missing or ignoring moments that beg for empathy and need more training in responding to human emotions, an article in Canada’s leading medical journal [...]

Gingrich: Country in danger of health dictatorship

January 23rd, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Health, Health Dictatorship

States should be given more control over how to run health care programs rather than broaden the federal government’s role in a system that’s already rife with problems, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday. “The next time you need a health consultation, you may want to consult with your lobbyist rather than your doctor,” [...]