Welcome to 2008’s first edition of Revolution Rounds, my biweekly round up of the best Revolution Health expert blog posts. Not surprisingly, there’s a decidedly New Year’s theme in this collection of posts. If you’re looking to stick to a New Year’s resolution, be sure to check out the Revolution Health groups section of the site. Whether you’d like to lose weight, quit smoking, or improve your relationships – there’s a group of like minded souls out there resolving to do the same!
Stacy has 20 New Year’s resolutions for kids. She has even organized them
by age group for you.
Year’s resolutions are more likely to succeed if you follow this advice. Mira Kirshenbaum has some great tips for adults.
you like to lose weight effortlessly? Sandra
Foschi suggests that good sleep habits can contribute to
the right blog could save your life. Dr. HJ Lenz describes how one woman
learned about certain treatment options from his colorectal cancer blog, and it
changed her life.
you like to stop snoring? Dr. Steve Poceta
has some excellent tips.
Robin Morris discusses the findings of some recent research.
you struggle with jet lag? Dr. Vivian Dickerson has some suggestions for
reducing your symptoms.
can encourage increased exercise. Dr. Jim Herndon suggests that a pedometer
might be an excellent addition to your weight loss resolution!
case you need another good reason to quit smoking: Dr. Mark Perloe reminds
us that smoking a pack a day can increase the risk of erectile dysfunction by
you know how to insert eye drops? Think again. Dr. Jackie Griffiths has
some special advice for those of you who need eye drops regularly.
Did you know?
Francisco’s mayor has proposed a soda tax. Dr. Jim Hill explains that this
money is unlikely to put a dent in the obesity epidemic.
some cultures childhood epilepsy is treated by burning the feet with hot coals.
Dr. Jide Williams describes this horrific practice in rural Africa.
is possible to create embryos for the purpose of treating certain diseases, not
strictly for procreation. Dr. Mark Perloe discusses some of the ethical
dilemmas associated with stem cells.
is more important than fatness. Dr. Vivian Dickerson explains.
weight in childhood is linked to adult heart disease. Dr. Jim Hill suggests
that fitness and weight control should begin early to promote good health in
physicians need to work on their empathy. Dr. Mike Rabow explains that
younger physicians may be more empathic than older ones.
emotional state can dramatically affect your physical health. Dr. Joe Scherger discusses this mind-body connection.
parents may cause their childrens’ teachers to burn out. Dr. Stacy Stryer
describes this unfortunate phenomenon.
milk consumption may be linked to prostate cancer. Dr. Julie Silver raises
the question of whether or not skim and low fat milk are over-rated in their
don’t need both eyes to have good depth perception. Dr. Jackie Griffiths,
Revolution Health’s ophthalmologist, explains.
isn’t automatically better. Dr. Mike Glode bemoans the fact that we have
the tendency to rush after the latest medical technology without stopping to
analyze the cost benefit ratio.
woman had an unpleasant surprise on her 40th birthday: a massive
stroke with left hemi-neglect! Dr. Olajide Williams describes the event
with poetic language.
is the best medicine. Dr. Stacy Stryer describes how she puts this axiom
into practice in her family.
Julie Silver was prompted by her daughter to become one of Charlie’s angels.
You’ll have to read the post to get the reference.
hawkers exaggerate their product’s benefits without recourse. Dr. Mike
Glode describes one interesting example of this phenomenon.
This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at RevolutionHealth.com.