A Bit More Healthy Archive September 2010

Fight Cancer With Diet

Fight Cancer With Diet

William Li eloquently develops an answer to the question, "Can we eat to starve cancer?"

NUTRITION In the final months, even a compassionate hug of her fragile frame brought pain. This year, after a valiant fight lasting several years, a good friend succumbed to multiple myeloma. This is why a slide presented by Dr. Li at the TED2010 conference caught my attention.

When Dizziness Isn’t Vertigo

When Dizziness Isn’t Vertigo

When a patient complains of dizziness, diagnosticians must establish whether it is vertigo.

HEALTH Vertigo is the sensation of spinning. It can be caused by nystagmus or disorders within the ear canal. Certain head movements or even vapors can trigger it. Fundamentally, the patient presents with periodic difficulty standing or keeping head erect.

Family Practice School Nurses

Family Practice School Nurses

Without adequate healthcare, more parents are sending ill children to school.

HEALTH Approaching 21 years old, Julia aspires to be an R&B singer. But that dream has become a background melody to life's current realities. She rents a make-shift garage conversion with a poorly lit alley entrance in west side of Chitown. During the day, she sports a colorful uniform at a nearby fast food restaurant.

The Science of Reading Clinical Studies

The Science of Reading Clinical Studies

"Research can be constructed to prove just about anything."

By Kevin RR Williams

RESEARCH Clipboards in hand, I was stopped by a group of students on campus and asked two simple questions. (1) Do I prefer Coke or Pepsi? (2) What was my GPA?