The Real Secret To Living Past 100

The New York Times had an uplifting story about centenarians—people who live past 100. After looking at the faces of all the pictures, I made my comment in Post #26. Here’s what I wrote: One thing that I’ve noticed in almost every person over 90 that I see in my practice is how wide their […]

A Gene For Longevity? Think Jaws Instead

Every time I see a study about longevity, I can't help but to chuckle inside. We've been searching forever for the fountain of youth, and characterizing genes that determine how long you'll live is just another high-tech version of our quest. The New York Times reported on a study out of Boston University that found […]

Sleep Apnea Lessons From Africa

Here's a great example of how our diets literally affect the way you breathe and sleep at night. A patient who happened to have grown up in Rwanda told that there are three major ethnic groups in his home country: The Tutsi, the Hutus, and the Twa. The Tutsis are generally tall, pastoralists, and eat […]

Health Consequences of Routine Medical Procedures

The New York Times recently ran an exposé on the lack of quality control systems that have lead to a surprisingly high number of radiation overdoses, in some cases leading to death. This reminded me of what they used to do in the 1950s to 60s, where they used x-rays to treat everything from pimples […]

Solutions for Your Bed Partner’s Worst Sleep Problem

Anthony Burgess, the novelist, once said: "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you snore alone". Suffice it to say, there’s nothing worse than trying to sleep next to someone who snores.  Snoring is also a common reason why many married couples sleep apart. Besides the whole host of health problems that snoring […]