Personal Stories and Interviews with Experts

The Scientific Evidence for the Shroud of Turin: With Barrie Schwortz

Scientific Evidence for The Shroud of Turin

What is the scientific evidence for The Shroud of Turin, as it stands, in 2020? To help me determine this, I’m excited to say that I interviewed Barrie Schwortz on a recent Causes or Cures podcast.  Who is Barrie? Barrie was the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), the team […]

My Long First Date with Death

My Long First Date with Death

  My Long First Date with Death By: Erin Stair MD, MPH Still crusty-eyed, I sluggishly walk into the New York City hospital’s musty surgical on-call room. It’s 6 AM and still dark out. To lighten the mood, I start joking with the other medical students, identically dressed in loose-fitting, light-blue scrubs. All of us would […]

The Metaphor of Medicare for All

The Metaphor of Medicare for All

  On one of my more recent Causes or Cures podcast episodes, Dr. John McDonough explains the metaphor of Medicare for All. Medicare for All is a highly controversial and emotional topic. For some, it’s the most important voters’ issue. It’s also incredibly hard to define. For instance, does it equate to universal access to […]

Wellness is a Luxury Brand- New Podcast

Wellness is a Luxury Brand

  “Wellness is a luxury brand. Verdant Corpora is a luxury brand. If you want to make a goop-ton of money and be thriving ambassadors of Verdant Corpora, it is imperative that you understand, and embody, our Culture of Wellness.”  – from my parody, Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling.   Hi guys, Wellness is a […]

Are Cell Phones Safe During Pregnancy?

Wireless and Pregnancy

    Are cell phones safe during pregnancy?  What about wireless exposure in general? Can being exposed to EMF radiation while in utero lead to ADHD, cognitive dysfunction and behavioral problems? One top doctor shows it can. While the latest and greatest new gadget is exciting and trendy, I always wonder how it impacts our […]

The Relationship between Obesity and COVID-19

Obesity and COVID-19

  What is the relationship between Obesity and COVID-19? Does one fuel the other and vice versa? You know, the pandemic has bred a lot of memes. Some of the memes were about how folks were gaining the “COVID-19”, meaning 19 pounds while on lockdown or in quarantine. Folks were gaining weight! When I first […]

The Hygiene Hypothesis & Its Link to a Leaky Gut

The Hygiene Hypothesis

Hi everyone! Dr. Erin here. I wanted to let you know that I have a new podcast posted on The Hygiene Hypothesis and its link to the microbiome, a leaky gut and chronic inflammatory diseases. That’s a lot…so let’s break it down. First, what is the Hygiene Hypothesis? It’s a proposed explanation that states that […]

Should Kids Go Back to School during the Coronavirus

Should kids go back to school and the Coronavirus, with Dr. Jonas Ludvigsson

Whether or not kids should go back to school during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a hot topic with strong opinions on both sides of the issue.  This includes expert public health opinions on both sides of the issue, so it’s not as if all the public health professionals support one side over the other. […]

Supplements for Male Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction

Supplements for Male Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction

  By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH Supplements for male infertility and erectile dysfunction are very popular, because they are serious issues. Male infertility not only impacts one’s desire to have a child, but it can also destroy relationships and lead to mental health issues. Erectile dysfunction impacts a man’s ability to have sex, which can […]

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