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.
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.
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..
Check out this quick review of Zika virus and what you need to know
Hypertension – elevated blood pressure, is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately
Take a look at this very nice infographic by American Heart Association about the common myths related to our daily salt consumption.
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 […]
One is more likely to be overweight if one has a lot of friends who are overweight and a very good way to gain weight is to have lunches or dinners with other people, especially if they are overweight.
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 […]
Dear Dr. Mo: How to be sure my sunglasses protect my eyes well from UV light? Is the price tag sufficient as guidance? Dear reader: Your question is well timed and important and wherever we go, even when the skies are […]
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 […]
Dear Dr. Mo: What if I needed an emergency contraception and didn’t have it (couldn’t get it) – would a regular pill do the trick? Dear reader: Even though I don’t recommend this as a contraceptive practice of choice, the […]
Dear readers: Some time ago, father of a friend of mine had suffered a stroke – he’s still alive and on his way to recovery mostly because of the prompt and immediate reaction of the people who were there when […]
In this post I answer a reader’s question about fiber – what is it and why is it good for your health.
In this post I discuss the latest research findings proving the health benefits of the Mediterranean style diet.
In this post I write about new ways to train and educate medical students and physicians and review an exciting new app that does just that
In this post I answer a reader’s question about probiotics, their effectiveness and specific applications
In this post I answer a reader’s question about presence of blood in urine (Hematuria).
In this post I answer a reader’s question about daily weight oscillations and possible common reasons
In this post I touch upon health but I mostly talk about the occasion – St. Valentine’s
In this post I answer a reader’s question about the importance of eating breakfast and how that affects our health and weight.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about common cold and how to know we’ve got one.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about butter and its healthy alternatives.
In this post I answer a reader’s question on panic attacks and give a personal account of the experience.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about alcohol its potential health benefits and associated risks.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about health benefits of chocolate.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about Ibuprofen and talk generally about NSAIDs and their side effects.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about water.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about diabetes and its links to our weight; I also write about some ways to prevent Type 2 diabetes, which is the most common.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about the links between a good night sleep and a healthy weight.