Category: Health

How the healthcare industry marks up saltwater for big profits.

You know the system is broken when everyone just excepts that a bag of saltwater will cost you 1,000 times that when administered in a hospital. According to date received from the government a bag […]

New drug mimics aerobic activity in mice

A new drug known as SR9009 is being tested on mice and the results so far are amazing. When given the drug the mice are not allowed to exercise. Even without exercise the mice become […]

Doctors deny 15-year-old a heart transplant because of a ‘history of non-compliance’

Anthony Stokes, a 15-year-old, in DeKalb County, Georgia has six months to live unless he receives heart transplant. As of now, doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston refuse to put him on the […]

CNN airs ‘Weed’ documentary following Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s reversal on medical marijuana

On Sunday night CNN aired the documentary “Weed”, which while not groundbreaking medically or scientifically, was actually groundbreaking simply for the fact that it was being aired on CNN. It was only four days ago […]

Dr. Sanjay Gupta changes his mind on weed, apologizes for his part in ‘misleading’ the public

Dr. Gupta, who has done a complete 180 on his previous marijuana stance, says he was misinformed and didn’t look hard enough at all of the research. I was too dismissive of the loud chorus […]

Shizuka New York, a spa in NYC, offers bird poop facials for $180

Some people will do anything to ward off aging, up to and including having finely ground bird poop rubbed all over their faces. It’s clear that some people are obsessed with staying young no matter […]

The Myth that ‘Organic’ Fruits and Vegetables are Healthier Still Lingers

EDIT: Since publishing this article I have been informed, repeatedly, about its factual errors. The article was written based on the Stanford study which I assumed to be accurate. That was a mistake and I […]

The Best Shape of my Life and the Routine I’m Using to Get There

June has been an eventful month for me to say the least. I turned 39, I was operated on for (hopefully) the last time, ending the nightmare of nearly a dozen surgeries over the past […]

How could we and why don’t we hold doctors accountable for overbooking their calendar?

I am pretty anal about showing up on time to meetings and appointments no matter what they are far. I’m always on time for doctor’s appointments because, for some reason, I still hold out hope […]

Keto Diet: Weight loss, increased focus, energy and a dramatic decrease of symptoms in schizophrenic patients

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months you’ve likely heard someone, somewhere talking about being on the keto diet. Besides seeing dramatic weight loss people on the diet often claim […]