An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life – The New York Times

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Runners tended to live about three more years than nonrunners, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, […]

Trans Fat Bans Tied to Fewer Heart Attacks and Strokes – The New York Times

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New York counties that banned trans fats in foods showed steeper declines in heart disease than those that didn’t have trans fat restrictions. Laws that restrict adding trans fats to foods have had immediate beneficial effects on heart health, new research has found. The Food and Drug Administration plans to restrict the use of trans […]

Private Practice Medicine Can It Be Saved?

 By Antony S. Egnal, MD As I write this article, I reflect with sadness how the medical world around us has changed. The notion of a physician who’s supposed to be the patient’s most vocal advocate and make decisions in the patient’s best interest is being constantly and progressively eroded. Having grown up in South […]