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Dr. Gabe Mirkin to speak to Villages Canoe and Kayak Club

Dr. Gabe Mirkin will speak Tuesday afternoon to the Villages Canoe and Kayak Club at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Mirkin, a columnist with Villages-News.com, will...

Inactivity increases risk for knee pain

Eighty percent of North Americans have X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis by age 65, and sixty percent have significant joint pain. More than 700,000 people...

Mickey Mantle and liver cancer

Strong family support helped Mickey Mantle go from a poor mining town in Oklahoma to being the superstar center fielder of the New York...

How exercise helps to prevent diabetes and heart attacks

Everyone should try to exercise every day because exercise helps to prevent diabetes and heart attacks by lowering high blood sugar and stabilizing plaques....

Dr. Sigmund Freud and dreams

Even though many of his theories are not accepted today by most experts in the field of psychiatry, Sigmund Freud invented psychotherapy and thus...

Being overweight increases cancer risk

A new study from Spain of 54,446 people (Prev Med, Jan 17, 2018) shows that: • Overweight women are 12 times more likely to develop...

‘Game of Thrones’ Giant Neil Fingleton

At 7 foot, 7.5 inches, Neil Fingleton was the tallest man in the United Kingdom.  He played basketball at the University of North Carolina...

Napoleon’s surgeon general gave bad advice to soldiers suffering from frostbite...

It wasn't the Russians who defeated Napoleon in the War of 1812; it was Napoleon's surgeon general, Baron Larrey.  Napoleon was set to conquer...

Calcium and Vitamin D pills do not prevent fractures

A review of 33 studies shows that calcium and vitamin D pills do not prevent fractures, regardless of dose (JAMA, Dec 26, 2017;318(24):2466). Other...

President Eisenhower changed the way doctors treat heart attacks

On Sept 23, 1955, the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, was staying at his in-laws’ house in Denver and went to...

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