Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lincecum Pitches Into 6th in Giants Win Over Rockies

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/03/31/sports/baseball/ap-bbo-rockies-giants.html

Ways to Prevent Injuries in Falls

Exercise and vitamin D supplements may help prevent injurious falls in older adults, a randomized trial found.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/ways-to-prevent-injuries-in-falls/



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Monday, March 30, 2015

Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research

The vast majority of clinical trials have found no evidence that fish oil supplements lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/fish-oil-claims-not-supported-by-research/


Ask Well: Depression and Its Risks

Dr. Richard Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, will be responding to reader questions about depression and its risks.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/ask-well-depression-and-its-risks/


Endometriosis Is Often Ignored in Teenage Girls

Debilitating pain, internal bleeding and even infertility may result when the condition is overlooked or played down by physicians.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/endometriosis-is-often-ignored-in-teenage-girls/


Profiling the Distracted Driver: Young, Female and Solo

People under 25 are more than four times as likely as older people to use a cellphone while driving, a new study reports.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/profiling-the-distracted-driver-young-female-and-solo/


Nuts Are a Nutritional Powerhouse for Rich and Poor

A series of studies found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, across classes and ethnic groups.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/nuts-are-a-nutritional-powerhouse-for-rich-and-poor/


24 Tips for Raising Young Hockey Players

By USA Hockey

Editor’s Note: The following was adapted from a list created by David Lynch, trainer for 8- and 9-year-old soccer players at Stockholm soccer club AIK.

Here are 24 tips for parents raising young hockey players:

1- The kids pack and prepare their own hockey bag.

2- Always be on time for practice.

3- Make them put their dirty training undergarments in the wash.

4- Tell them to give 100 percent at practice and games.

5- The kids carry their own hockey bag in and out of the ice rink. That’s carry, not wheel.

6- Teach them how to tighten their own skates.

7- Play hockey with them, where they want and when they want to.

8- Make them wear their equipment until it’s been outgrown, then buy new equipment.

9- Buy them new skates when they need them, not when they want them.

10-Buy second-hand skates and save yourself a fortune.

11-Teach them not to hate other teams.

12-Win or lose, remind them to love the game, and the game will love them back.

13-They will respect teammates, the opposition, the refs, the other team’s coaches. If you don’t teach them this, the coach will have to do it.

14-Let them dream they can be a Patrick Kane, but don’t give them any expectations.

15-Blaming teammates, blaming the ref, blaming anything is out. This goes for the players and parents. Set a good example.

16-Let them play hockey at home with a tennis ball.

17-Take them to hockey games and let them watch the pros.

18-Tell them hockey is for fun. Practice is for fun. If it isn’t fun for them, talk to the coach/club or move to another club.

19-Encourage them to watch hockey training videos on YouTube and let them try and perfect some of the moves.

20-Encourage them, support them, but never ever shout out instructions from the bleachers.

21-Don’t car-coach after practices or games. It sucks the fun out of the game. They know if they played well or poorly.

22-Encourage them to play other sports.

23-Don’t try to “train” your kid. Take them out, ask what they want to do and let them do it.

24-Tell your kids that you love watching them play.

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2015/03/30/24-tips-for-raising-young-hockey-players/

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

GNC to Strengthen Supplement Quality Controls

The action comes after the New York State attorney general’s office accused GNC and three other major retailers of selling herbal supplements that were fraudulent or contaminated with unlisted ingredients that could pose health risks to consumers.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/gnc-to-strengthen-supplement-quality-controls/


Springfield College Athletic Training Student Workshop June 28- July 2

Springfield College will host the 22nd annual Athletic Training Student Workshop June 28 to July 2. The workshop is a residential camp for high school students who want to explore career opportunities in athletic training and related sports medicine disciplines.

The Athletic Training Student Workshop focuses on anatomy, injury prevention, and care of common lower extremity athletic injuries. Students will learn the latest information about athletic injury prevention, recognition, and management, all while participating in hands-on exploration of cadaver anatomy. Three whole body cadavers and a small class size give the attendees the opportunity to explore the human anatomy up close. The students also participate in a presentation about the different career options within athletic training.

Designed like a professional continuing education conference, the workshop features short lectures and demonstrations followed by breakout sessions for applied learning. Practice sessions are built into the schedule for participants to learn and refine their taping skills. Additionally, the instructors create a fun educational environment and provide abundant feedback to the students in a positive manner. With a low student-to-instructor ratio, each participant is regularly engaged with individual attention from the instructors throughout the five-day camp.

To register, click here

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2015/03/29/springfield-college-athletic-training-student-workshop-june-28-july-2/

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Facing Early Death, on Their Terms

A national push and a new guide are giving critically ill young patients a voice in end-of-life discussions.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/teen-advance-directive-end-of-life-care/



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Great Advice for Parents from Doc Rivers

Here’s a guy that gets it and, his kids have done pretty well.

Doc Rivers on parents talking coaches.

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2015/03/28/great-advice-for-parents-from-doc-rivers/

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Spring Pasta Night!

Martha Rose Shulman offers a new simple pasta dish for spring that is packed with flavor and elegance.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/spring-pasta-night/


Friday, March 27, 2015

Medical Experts Look Beyond Law to Make Youth Sports Safer

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/03/27/us/ap-us-high-school-sports-safety.html

A Colorful Passover Seder

Set your Passover table with these delicious dishes from Martha Rose Shulman that add color and tradition to a special meal.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/a-colorful-passover-seder/


Ask Well: Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work?

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS from NYT false http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/ask-well-does-kinesiology-tape-really-work/

Ask Well: Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work?

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS from NYT false http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/ask-well-does-kinesiology-tape-really-work/

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Ask Well: Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work?

Kinesiology tape is the thin, stretchy fabric in bright colors that you see athletes wearing these days. Is it better than plain, white athletic tape?

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/ask-well-does-kinesiology-tape-really-work/


The Weekly Health Quiz: Upbeat Emotions, Male Nurses and Whiter Teeth

Test your knowledge of this week's health news.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/the-weekly-health-quiz-upbeat-emotions-male-nurses-and-whiter-teeth/


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Living With Cancer: Clinical Trials Looking for Patients

A drug obtained through a clinical trial appears to have extended my life. So why do many trials fail to enroll sufficient patients?

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/living-with-cancer-clinical-trials-looking-for-patients/


The Doctor’s Rituals

Every night when I put my 6-year-old son to sleep, we go through the same routine. I do the same with my patients.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/the-doctors-rituals/


Take the Habit Personality Quiz

What's your habit personality? Take a quiz to find out the factors that influence how you form habits, both good and bad.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/take-the-habit-personality-quiz/


An Upbeat Emotion That’s Surprisingly Good for You

Awe, that goose-bumpy mix of fear and wonder, appears to be particularly good for the body.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/an-upbeat-emotion-thats-surprisingly-good-for-you/


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

John Robic, the Coach Behind the Coach at Kentucky

By MARC TRACY from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/sports/ncaabasketball/john-robic-the-coach-behind-the-coach-at-kentucky.html

Breakfast at Denny’s

I grabbed a menu at Denny’s a while ago. ( Just FYI, I love breakfast). I think it is really cool that they give you calorie info. Not sure if anyone but geeks like me read them but…

The best advice, at Denny’s is to go the Build Your Own Slam route.

The number one goal at breakfast should be to load up on protein. If you want carbs, get fruit.

Some reminders, particularly is your goals is to lose weight or bodyfat:

  • No pancakes, hash browns or biscuits. 2 pancakes is 330 cal, hash browns 210 and 1 biscuit 190. 2 eggs is only 250 calories and gets you 13 gms of protein

  • Choose bacon over sausage if you like breakfast meat. 2 slices of bacon checks in at 70 cal while 2 sausage links is 180

  • Skip the toast. 2 slices of buttered toast? 270 cal.

So, 2 eggs with bacon is only 320 calories while the All American Slam is 800 calories. To Build Your Own Slam, you get to pick 4 items. You can get double eggs, bacon and even splurge with whole wheat pancakes for less than 800 calories.

Either way, think protein at breakfast as goal one.

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2015/03/25/breakfast-at-dennys/

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How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment

A new study in mice raises the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/how-exercise-may-aid-cancer-treatment/


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Air Pollution Raises Stroke Risk

Air pollution — even for just one day — significantly increases the risk of stroke, a large review of studies has found.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/air-pollution-raises-stroke-risk/


Stubborn Pay Gap Is Found in Nursing

An analysis of data from almost 300,000 nurses found the pay gap had not narrowed across workplace settings and specialties from 1988 to 2013.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/stubborn-pay-gap-is-found-in-nursing/


Monday, March 23, 2015


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The Road to Cancer Treatment Through Clinical Trials

Few adults with cancer enter clinical trials, even though they are the backbone of today’s successful treatments. But many are available.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/the-road-to-cancer-treatment-through-clinical-trials/


Friday, March 20, 2015


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Georgia State’s Sixth Man Has Four Wheels and Countless Fans

By TOM SPOUSTA from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/21/sports/ncaabasketball/georgia-states-sixth-man-has-four-wheels-and-countless-fans.html


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Gait evaluation and physical therapy help runners get a step ahead.


from Noraxon USA http://www.noraxon.com/we-were-in-the-news-take-a-few-minutes-and-watch-the-segment/

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What Else Can We Add to a Smoothie?

Over the years, Martha Rose Shulman has taught us that you can add pretty much anything to a smoothie, including nuts, seeds and an array of vegetables. Now she blends in a new addition -- grains.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/smoothie-recipes-for-health-what-else-can-we-add-to-a-smoothie/


Defending the Functional Movement Screen

One thing that is always in fashion is bashing something that you didn’t invent. I think Velcro is stupid. Not really but, I just wanted to show how silly it is to bash a great idea. Velcro is a great idea. Great for shoes for kids and old people and lots of other stuff. Not so great for adult shoes? But does that make Velcro a bad idea?

The Functional Movement Screen is a great idea. It’s such a great idea that most ( not all) smart people I know have embraced it to some degree. A few people have taken to the internet to criticize it. The thing I like most is that the people who criticize it don’t use it. If you don’t use something how can you be so sure it has little value. Recently Vern Gambetta again took the time to criticize the FMS.

Gambetta states “It is a borderline waste of time that generates random numbers without transfer to real life situations.”

I have trouble seeing how the numbers 0-3 can be considered random? In reality, the numbers have a very simple and easy to follow system behind them. 3 is great, 2 is good ( but not great), 1 is a big problem and 0 is “we need help”. Not too random.

Vern goes on to say “If you force the body to conform to unusual, strange, often uncomfortable positions – Is that a valid assessment?”

Ok, if that was the case I might agree. However I’m just not sure if stepping, squatting, kneeling, being on your back or on all fours constitutes a series of uncomfortable positions?

This last one is a tough one?

“I want to see how the athlete can make connections and transitions not get in positions that are mentally convenient and easy to measure .”

A bit contradictory? Are the positions unusual, strange and uncomfortable or, mentally convenient and easy to measure? Two widely divergent criticisms of the same system.

Bottom line, I don’t think Vern has never taken the time to really study or understand the FMS. In some ways I get it. I wrote an article for my StrengthCoach.com site called Will the FMS Cure Most Communicable Diseases that made the point that the FMS is a screen. That’s all it is. A simple starting point to look at movement and injury potential. The FMS is, for better or worse, the best tool we have now. It has conncected the weight room and the training room and given a young personal trainer a place to begin to understand movement from. Gray and Lee have never presented it to be more than that but, others have. Maybe that’s part of the problem. I use this picture to explain the FMS.

Screen It’s a screen for separating rocks from dirt. The dirt falls through, the rocks get stuck. That’s the FMS. The rocks are 1’s and 0’s. Everything else falls through. Tough to criticize?

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2015/03/20/defending-the-functional-movement-screen/

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Ask Well: Whiter Teeth

A reader asks: What is the healthiest and most effective way to whiten your teeth?

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/ask-well-whiter-teeth/


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Huge Day of N.C.A.A. Upsets, Not to Be Taken Sitting Down

By TOM SPOUSTA from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/sports/ncaabasketball/georgia-states-long-3-pointer-eliminates-no-3-baylor.html

The Importance of Sitting With Patients

The most draining aspect of medical training, it turns out, is not long hours, brash colleagues or steep learning curves — it’s the feeling that you’re often unable to be there for your patients in the way you want.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/the-importance-of-sitting-with-patients/


The Weekly Health Quiz

Marriage and exercise, sexual desire and mosquito-borne illnesses: see how well you know this week's health news.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/the-weekly-health-quiz/


Well Book Club: Better Than Before

The author Gretchen Rubin explains that our habits — good and bad — provide the architecture to our lives.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/well-book-club-better-than-before/


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Better Sleep for a Better Sex Life

A new study found that for women in romantic relationships, each extra hour of sleep corresponded to higher levels of sexual desire and an increase in the likelihood of sexual activity the next day.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/better-sleep-for-a-better-sex-life/


How to Get Your Spouse to Exercise

Changes in one married partner's exercise routine tends to be echoed in the other’s, highlighting the extent to which our exercise behavior is shaped not just by our personal intentions but by the people around us.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/how-to-get-your-spouse-to-exercise/


Tuesday, March 17, 2015


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Breast-Feeding May Have Benefits Decades Later

Breast-feeding has well established short-term benefits, but now researchers have found that its advantages may persist into adulthood.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/17/breast-feeding-may-have-benefits-decades-later/


Should You Be Taking a Probiotic?

Should you take a probiotic? Evidence seems to be mounting that gut health may be more important than we ever thought. Celiac disease, Chron’s Disease, inflammatory bowel disease? These are all things that seem to have developed in our lifetime? I wonder about the widespread anti-biotic use in our food and by doctors? People run off for a Z-Pack at the first sniffle? I know I get criticized for my Mercola articles but, he makes me think.

Your Microbiome May be a Key Factor?

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2015/03/17/should-you-be-taking-a-probiotic/

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Monday, March 16, 2015


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Too Much Cardiac Testing

A new guideline from the American College of Physicians says such tests on adults without symptoms are not doing any good. The lesson: Ask why.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/too-much-cardiac-testing/


The Toll of a Solitary Life

New research shows that loneliness and social isolation, even for people who prefer their own company, is bad for their health.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/the-toll-of-a-solitary-life/


Lost in Transition After Cancer

It took me a long time to be able to say I was a cancer patient. Now that my treatment is done, I’m struggling to figure out who I am.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/lost-in-transition-after-cancer/


Health Apps Provide Pictures, if Not Proof, of Health

More than 100,000 apps claim to help consumers track their conditions. That doesn’t mean they are all accurate.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/health-apps-provide-pictures-if-not-proof-of-health/


2015 Seattle Sounders Sports Science Seminar

I am excited to report that I will be speaking at the 2015 Seattle Sounders Sports Science Seminar.

Dave Tenney, High Performance Director for the Seattle Sounders, has done a fantastic job of growing this event over the past 5 years. He always brings in great international speakers and this year is no different. Attendees often range from those in the NFL, NBA, MLS, EPL, and other Olympic Organizations as well as independent strength coaches.

This years event will be held on Tuesday June 9 – Thursday June 11. The event has grown in attendees each year, so be sure to sign up soon as possible as it always sells out. Registration details and details on the current list of confirmed speakers (NOTE: Dave is still adding more speakers) can be found HERE .

Hope to see you there!

from Optimum Sports Performance LLC http://optimumsportsperformance.com/blog/2015-seattle-sounders-sports-science-seminar/

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Looking for Parkinson’s Sooner

REM sleep behavior disorder, characterized by a tendency to act out one’s dreams while asleep, is one of the strongest prediagnostic symptoms.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/looking-for-parkinsons-sooner/


Sunday, March 15, 2015


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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day! Or Is It ‘Pie’?

It's Pi Day! That means you can do math or you can eat pie. We pick pie.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/14/happy-pi-day-or-is-it-pie/


Have You Seen Functional Strength Coach 5?

Originally posted on Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog:

Every once in a while it pays to ask. Have you seen Functional Strength Coach 5? Take a look at what one of our former MBSC Mentorship attendees had to say about Functional Strength Coach 5.

In an information age that can easily confuse and overload (as well as break the bank of) the less experienced coach/trainer, Functional Strength Coach 5 is 7 hours of information that will simplify the process. It will put the less experienced on a path of Mike Boyle’s philosophies that have proven to be successful on every level. You will find yourself saying “this stuff finally makes sense” and gain more confidence in your abilities to train others. Even though I have studied and implemented Mike’s system for 13 years, I found many more tweaks that will make my coaching better. I also found myself motivated to “stay the course” and realize good fundamental philosophies…

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from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2015/03/14/have-you-seen-functional-strength-coach-5-2/

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Lights! Camera! Food!

For the past seven years, photographer Andrew Scrivani has tempted our taste buds with delicious food photographs for the Recipes for Health series. A behind-the-scenes look at food photography and how he captures food looking its best.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/lights-camera-food/


Letting Go of Our Fear of Frying

When it comes to frying and deep-frying food it’s not so much the frying you need to consider, but what you are frying and the type of oil you use.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/recipes-for-health-letting-go-of-our-fear-of-frying/


Letting a Broken Arm Heal Without Surgery

Broken arms are routinely operated on, but a randomized trial has found that many breaks can be allowed to heal on their own.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/letting-a-broken-arm-heal-without-surgery/


China Political Advisers Cheer on Winter Olympics Bid

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/03/13/sports/olympics/ap-oly-beijing-2022-bid.html

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Ask Well: Arsenic in Rice Crackers?

Foods that contain rice, including rice crackers and vinegar, routinely contain some level of arsenic, scientists say. But it’s unclear how serious a health risk they pose.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/ask-well-arsenic-in-rice-crackers/


Secret to Atlanta Hawks’ Team Play: Nourish the Individual

By SCOTT CACCIOLA from NYT Sports http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/sports/basketball/secret-to-atlanta-hawks-team-play-nourish-the-individual.html

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Cheese ‘Product’ Wins Kids’ Nutrition Seal

Kraft Singles, those individually wrapped slices of processed cheese that have long been a staple of school lunches, are the first product to earn a nutrition seal from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/a-cheese-product-wins-kids-nutrition-seal/


What Yoga Taught Me About the Balanced Life

Is it ever possible to be balanced? Depends on your definition of balance.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/what-yoga-taught-me-about-the-balanced-life/


2 Million Views

Wow, just broke 2 million views? That’s crazy.

from Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog http://strengthcoachblog.com/2015/03/12/2-million-views/

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My Patient Doesn’t ‘Do’ Vaccines

When my patient refused the flu vaccine, I decided to try to understand his reasons, writes Dr. Danielle Ofri.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/my-patient-doesnt-do-vaccines/


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vegetarian Diet May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

A vegetarian diet, especially one that includes fish, significantly reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, a large new study reports

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/vegetarian-diet-may-cut-colon-cancer-risk/


A Simple Flashcard Test to Detect Concussions

A simple and inexpensive test could be administered by any coach or parent to detect concussions in young players.

from Well http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/a-2-minute-test-to-detect-concussions/


Tuesday, March 10, 2015