A Bit More Healthy Archive June 2011

Should I Worry About Precancer?

Should I Worry About Precancer?

Whew. At least it's not cancer. Now I can rest easy, right?

DERMATOLOGY Precancer should not be ignored, though it is better than various stages of malignant cancer. Precancers more often are manifest on sun exposed skin and are detected and treated by a dermatologist. They can also be found within the mucosal epithelium tract.

Clinical Trial: Alternative to Health Care?

Clinical Trial: Alternative to Health Care?

Is it prudent for those without health insurance to seek care in clinical trials for dire conditions?

RESEARCH Clinical trials are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a predefined protocol. Without such clinical studies, many of the helpful therapies on the market today would not be available.

How To Tell Your Doctor That You Disagree With A Diagnosis

How To Tell Your Doctor That You Disagree With A Diagnosis

Are you too timid to speak up with concerns about your medical care?

EPATIENT Medical doctors throughout the U.S. receive the same type of education and must meet the same requirements before earning the right to practice medicine. Despite this fact, not all doctors treat patients in the same manner.

Model Concentration Camps?

Model Concentration Camps?

Crowds of posh individuals parading a cavalcade of scantly clad undernourished victims. Sound familiar?

HEALTH What took place in Germany and Poland during WWII was an atrocity—even by the standards of modern Germans. It left such a dark stain on modern-day humanity that some deny it actually took place. So why does the fashion industry, by and large, repeatedly reenact the incident.

Coffee Compromised Equilibrium

Coffee Compromised Equilibrium

It's no fun to wake up with a hangover—especially without prior alcohol.

HEALTH You know that feeling you get: butterflies in the stomach; pressure on one side of the head or behind an eye; the inability to walk in a straight line, hold your head erect or concentrate.

Use the New MyPlate Icon Wisely

Use the New MyPlate Icon Wisely

The USDA has replaced the food pyramid with a plate icon.

NUTRITION It's a step in the right direction. The new MyPlate icon is an improvement over the equivocal pyramid symbol for national dietary meal portions. There have been several food pyramids since 1992.