Coffee is Awesome! Go Coffee Go!

Coffee consumption, especially several cups a day, is definitely associated with numerous health benefits and we see this in a wealth of observational and interventional research that looked into coffee drinking and health outcomes in adults.

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Is it Mononucleosis or what is it?

Timely, accurate diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis can help us target treatment, assure patient safety and provide an accurate prognosis. Mononucleosis is a viral illness most commonly found among patients 5 – 25 years of age and in particular those 16-20 among whom approximately 1 in 13 will present with sore throat..

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Do NOT offer juices to children!

Up until recently, we were advising parents and caregivers against juice consumption in infants 6 months and younger. There is simply no nutritional benefit in juice. Now, earlier this year, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendation against offering juice to all infants 12 months and under.

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Fever in children and what to do about it?

Fever in children can be a tricky thing and it’s one of those symptoms that scares parents the most – for a good reason as no parent wants to see their child sick. So what to do about it?
In the simplest of terms – do nothing. Now let me clarify..

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Why it’s okay to have some chocolate

Dear Dr. Mo: I’d like to know if there are any health benefits we can derive from eating chocolate? Dear reader: Having a sweet tooth myself, I very much understand your concern and in the context of health, I am […]

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Ebola 101

Dear readers: With Ebola being on everyone’s radar these days (that being justified or not), let me outline the most important facts you should know about it. Ebola is a viral illness and one of many Hemorrhagic Fevers (to hemorrhage […]

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Marijuana, weight gain and other misfortunes

Dear Dr. Mo: I’m worried that smoking marijuana might make me gain weight – is it true that this could happen? Dear reader: Consuming marijuana classically produces symptoms of increased appetite (so called the munchies) and in principle, it could […]

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When to eat?

In this post I answer a reader’s question about timing of meals and weight loss and discuss the latest research results on the subject.

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Stop With the Gluten-Free Already!

Dear Dr. Mo: Is gluten-free food generally a healthier option? Dear reader: The trouble with gluten-free products is that they tend to have a health aura around them, which sometimes blinds people from seeing what they’re really eating. There is […]

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Zinc for the Common Cold – Does It Work?

Dear Dr. Mo: Is Zinc helpful in treating the common cold? Should I use it? Dear reader: When we catch the infamous cold (acute upper respiratory tract infection), sometimes the symptoms may be severe enough that we reach out to […]

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Health benefits of Melons

Dear Dr. Mo: I loved your posts on Squash and I have a question about Melons – I love Melons and I was wondering about possible health benefits I can incur from that fruit? Dear reader: Melons are related to […]

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