U.S. hopes to send more experts to Congo as Ebola outbreak rages

Health workers are seen inside the “red zone” of an Ebola treatment center that was attacked early on March 9 in Butembo in North Kivu province, Congo. (John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes to send experts to Congo in the next few weeks to train international and local personnel in […]

Genetic’s role in that number on the scale

There are a number of factors that influence obesity. These include behavioral choices, environmental circumstances, and genetics. Genes don’t always predict someone’s weight future, but science has shown that genetics play a role in obesity. Genes increase a person’s susceptibility to become overweight, but this is not an isolated causality due to behavior and environment. […]

Turn away from Rx drugs

When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, […]

Banishing dry winter skin – Harvard Health Blog

Do you have dry, itchy winter skin? You’re not alone. During the winter months, many of my patients come into clinic asking about the right cream to use to cure their dry skin. But dry skin care is about so much more than just moisturizers. Here are some dermatologist-recommended tips for preventing and relieving dry […]

How safe is HOLI for Pets and Stray Animals

Holi, the festival of colors marks the arrival of spring season and this jubilant occasion brings us a lot of fun and entertainment including the playing session with gulaal and water balloons. Though we are excited about the prospect of throwing colors on each other, pets and stray animals present outside detest getting hit with […]