Tag Archives | public health

The Public Health Equilibrium

public health equilibrium

What is the public health equilibrium? It’s a term I coined to describe the balancing act that is public health, which I’ll describe in this blog. This is my perception, vision, thinking and not anyone I work for or consult for. This blog was inspired by one of my recent tweets: I don’t think the […]

Short Sleep Duration and Obesity

Short Sleep Duration and Obesity

  A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine connects short sleep duration and obesity. A randomized controlled trial was conducted from Nov, 2014 to October, 2020 involving participants between the ages of 21 and 40. All of them had a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 and had a sleep duration of […]

A New Approach to Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder

A New Approach to Obesity

A new approach to obesity and binge eating disorder: Hi everyone! Another Causes or Cures podcast is up. For 2022, I promised to focus on a few topics, one being obesity since rates have increased in the US and it’s a problem of epidemic proportions. A large body of data shows that obesity is a […]

Measles in Afghanistan: Kills 74 Kids

Measles in Afghanistan

  Measles in Afghanistan: Kills 74 kids. You might have noticed that I’ve been writing more about Measles and featuring guests on my podcasts to talk about topics related to Measles. It’s because I could see Measles making a comeback in a variety of ways, partially due to fear over COVID vaccines. Most recently, Blima […]

Childhood Vaccines in a Religious Orthodox Community

Addressing Childhood Vaccines in a Religious Orthodox Community

  Addressing Childhood Vaccines in a Religious Orthodox Community In conversation I’ve noticed that several people who are skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccines are starting to be skeptical of all vaccines. I have no idea if this is an actual trend, as I’m only going off of my personal experience. I think it is a […]

Intermittent Fasting for Obesity and What Else?

Intermittent Fasting for Obesity

Intermittent Fasting for Obesity and more: What’s the Evidence for or against?  Episode 86 of my Causes or Cures Podcast! Should we try intermittent fasting for obesity? Will it work in the short-term and the long-term? What are some of its other evidence-based health benefits? Those are some questions I have about intermittent fasting or […]

A Model for COVID Vaccines- What did it Show?

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Another model for COVID vaccines- what did this one show? A recent study published in JAMA assessed how effective the COVID-19 vaccines were in the US during the vaccine rollout across a portion of the pandemic (October1’2020- June 30’2021) Researchers at Yale University’s Center for Infectious Disease Modeling built a predictive model that included transmission […]

Ashley Tyrner, an Interview with the CEO of FarmboxRX

Ashley Tyrner

Ashley Tyrner was once a struggling single mom who learned firsthand what it was like to not have access to healthy and affordable foods. This is a common issue affecting thousands and thousands of individuals and families across America. When we think about our country’s health crisis, a laundry list of chronic diseases and rising […]

Havana Syndrome and a CIA Officer

Havana Syndrome

  Episode 79 of my podcast is with a former CIA officer who has Havana Syndrome. Havana Syndrome is a mysterious illness that was first identified in Havana, Cuba in 2016. A group of American diplomats heard a strange sound and then became very ill. Their symptoms included ringing in the ears, dizziness, nausea and […]

COVID in Deer: An Interview with Dr. Kuchipudi

COVID and Deer

COVID in Deer? WHAT?!? Just another thing to worry about?  Kind of. Researchers have recently discovered that COVID-19 can “jump” from the human species to white-tailed deer. Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi was one of the researchers studying this phenomenon and joined me on my Causes or Cures podcast to explain what this means for the pandemic. […]

Gum for COVID-19 ?

Gum for COVID-19

Gum for COVID-19 might be a thing one day. A study titled “Debulking SARS-CoV-2 in saliva using angiotensin converting enzyme 2 in chewing gum to decrease oral virus transmission and infection” recently came out in the journal Molecular Therapy. It is a very complicated study to read and unless you have a good understanding of […]

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