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Whatever happened to guilt? Character, personality in America

Whatever happened to guilt? Character, personality in America

MATTHEW EDLUND M.D. Contributing Columnist health@lbknews.com What has happened to the moral landscape of this country? These days we read that after helping blow the world economy, bankers went on to “fix” arguably the most important interest rate in the world and laundered money to Iran; that the most heralded sports heroes took performance enhancing […]

August 18, 2012 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion | Read More »

Better living with booze?

Better living with booze?

MATTHEW EDLUND M.D. Contributing Columnist health@lbknews.com Can alcohol be good for you? Much evidence would argue yes. Compare “moderate” drinkers who have perhaps one glass of wine a day versus those who never drink. Who lives longer? Those who drink small amounts regularly. Yet alcohol causes lung cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, brain cancer, oral […]

August 11, 2012 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Let’s dream – how Democrats and Republicans could agree on health

Let’s dream – how Democrats and Republicans could agree on health

MATTHEW EDLUND M.D. Contributing Columnist health@lbknews.com What do we get for our health care dollars? The United States ranks 50th in the world in lifespan. We rank 48th in infant mortality. We charge twice per health care customer than what other developed nations cost. This is a bad deal. Why? We’re not paying attention to […]

August 3, 2012 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »

Are we aging — or regenerating?

Are we aging — or regenerating?

Illness, or a failure of regeneration?

July 14, 2012 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »

Body clock fat

Body clock fat

Times rule life. The information our bodies take in instructs our body how to regenerate day and night. Give the body the right information and it regenerates properly. These are simple propositions. So how does time of day affect health and regeneration?

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

‘Fear and Loathing in the Doctor’s Office’

‘Fear and Loathing in the Doctor’s Office’

MATTHEW EDLUND M.D. Contributing Columnist health@lbknews.com Fear makes money. Fear and dread keep people coming back. That’s how many people view their annual physical, the yearly trip to the doctor. Many public health experts argue strongly against such an annual procedure, especially when people are young and feeling well. But for many the process will […]

June 16, 2012 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »

Seeking warmth and safety

Seeking warmth and safety

Temperature controls many parts of our physiology. For babies, warmth can represent security — real internal security, as temperature control is not easy to obtain.

June 11, 2012 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Infectious cancers — what you can do

Infectious cancers — what you can do

People are living longer than they did a hundred years ago. One major reason — far more effective control of infectious disease. In the early part of the last century, TB killed about one in seven people. The great decreases in death were wrought by public health measures — sanitation, clean water, nutrition, education, vaccination and lifestyle changes.

June 6, 2012 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »

Getting healthy through nature

Getting healthy through nature

There are many different ways to get and feel well. One of the simplest is to spend time in nature. But why does it work? Perhaps because we’re hardwired to live and enjoy natural environments. Professor Catherine Ward Thompson recently explained to the BBC one theory that “our whole neuroendocrine system has evolved over millennia to respond positively to environments that are seen as providing what we need to live and thrive.”

June 6, 2012 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »

Do clothes make the brain?

Do clothes make the brain?

Now that “Healthy Without Health Insurance” is out on Kindle, people keep asking me what it’s about. I tell them it’s about getting healthy simply, cheaply and effectively. I also tell them it has a new paradigm for real health and well being — that if you give your body the right information, it can regenerate itself very well — in ways you might really like.

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »