Monthly Archives: June 2018

Experts: High drug prices are forcing patients to make risky choices

FierceHealthcare by Paige Minemyer Jun 18, 2018 The “broken” drug pricing system in the U.S. is forcing some patients to make decisions that can negatively impact their health, experts warn. Sameer Awsare, M.D., an internist and associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group, said an example of this is one of his congestive heart… Read more »

How Often Should I Clean My Phone?

  By Markham Heid June 13, 2018 The world is a giant petri dish. You and everything you come into contact with are carpeted with bacteria—so there’s no escaping microorganisms. The good news is that the vast majority of them are either benign or beneficial. That’s true even of those infamous “fecal bacteria.” While a… Read more »

Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed would cleanse his body of harmful fluids. Just as famously, the actor Ashton Kutcher tried adopting Jobs’s fruit-centric diet, until he ended up in the hospital with an out-of-whack pancreas.