Author: Art Jahnke

Pain

Think Before Repairing Meniscus

Surgical repair of a meniscal tear may be just what the doctor ordered, but the doctor may not have read the latest research, which suggests that the surgery is good for young athletic people with acute tears, but that older people with partial tears are probably better off  with exercise […]

Eating Well

Weight Loss Is Not About Counting Calories

The verdict comes from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, which invested $8 million in a study of diet and weight gain (or loss) that involved 600 people. The New York Times reports on the research, which divided participants into two diet groups, one called “healthy” low carb and on called […]

Attitude

The Olympic Edge Comes Down to Brain Power

The difference between Olympic glory and almost Olympic glory depends, in many cases, on the operating speed of an athlete’s brain. This news from Johns Hopkins University, where researchers at the university’s Mind/Brain Institute have studied decision making by first rate athletes. A Johns Hopkins news release quotes Christopher Fetsch, an […]

Health Women's Health

Consumer Product Chemical Linked to Obesity

A class of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have long been linked with cancer, hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, and high cholesterol. Now comes a new study from Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, linking them to obesity.  A Chan School news release reports that the chemicals have been used for more than 60 […]

Eating Well Health

A Little Alcohol Is Good For Your Brain

Sure, serious drinking is a seriously bad idea. But while excessive alcohol consumption is a well-documented health hazard, a little bit of alcohol could be a good thing. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center report that low levels of alcohol consumption, generously defined as less than two and […]

Health

Pats vs Eagles and the Dangers of Double Dipping

It’s old news, but it’s still depressing. In 2008, yet another year that the Patriots played in the Superbowl, the New York Times reported that researchers at Clemson University had looked into the likelihood that bacteria would be transferred by double dipping chips or crackers in a bowl of party dip. The […]

Health

To Lose Weight, Stand, Don’t Sit

The difference in calorie burn is small, but researchers are convinced that standing rather than sitting could help keep the weight off. Science Daily reports on research conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, which  analyzed results from 46 studies with 1,184 participants, average age 33. Ready? The envelope please… […]