Author: Paul Hershberger

Viral

by Volume 14, Number 12 Consider some trends in vaccinations and viral illnesses. Influenza vaccination coverage in the United States in the 2017-18 flu season was 37.1%, 6.2% lower than in the 2016-17 season. It is estimated that approximately 80,000…

Veggies First

by Volume 14, Number 11 According to the Mann Lab at the University of Minnesota, the human body is not a proponent of weight loss. Restrictive dieting will result in preoccupation with food, and more pleasure with food consumption. Hormonal…

Alcohol Consumption

by   Volume 14, Number 10 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently use the following guidelines for low-risk consumption of alcohol in the United States: For women, no more than 3 drinks on a single occasion and…

Single-Digit Prevention

by Volume 14, Number 9 Although 75% of healthcare expenditures in the United States are related to chronic disease management, only 3% is spent on the prevention of these chronic illnesses. Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that only 8% of…

The Day After

by Volume 14, Number 8 How you feel today about what happened yesterday can affect your health ten years from now. This is the conclusion of a study recently published in Psychological Science by investigators from the University of California,…