References for “HDL: Good and brainy”

Atzmon G, et al. "Plasma HDL levels highly correlate with cognitive function in exceptional longevity," Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (November 2002), Vol. 11, pp. 712-15. Estruch R, et al. "Effects of a Mediterranean-style diet on cardiovascular risk factors: a randomized trial," Annals of Internal Medicine (July 4, 2006), Vol. 145, No. 1, pp. 1-11. Van Exel E, et al. "Association between high-density lipoprotein and cognitive impairment in the oldest old (June 2002)," Annals of Neurology, Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 716-721. (Locked) More »

References for “Heads in the game”

Cantu RC. "Athletic concussion: Current understanding as of 2007," Neurosurgery (June 2007), Vol. 60, No.7, pp. 963-4. Guskiewicz KM, et al. "Cumulative effects associated with recurrent concussion in collegiate football players," Journal of the American Medical Association (Nov. 19, 2003), Vol. 290, No. 19, pp. 2549-2555. Lynch NA, et al. "Older Elite Football Players Have Reduced Cardiac and Osteoporosis Risk Factors," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2007), Vol. 39, No. 7, pp. 1124-1130. (Locked) More »

References for “Moisturizers: Do they work?”

Draelos ZD. "Therapeutic moisturizers," Dermatology Clinics (October 2000), Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 597-607. Hashizume H. "Skin aging and dry skin," The Journal of Dermatology (2004), Vol. 31, pp. 603-609. Hunter-Yates J. "Dry Skin, Chapping, Xerosis, and Ichthyosis Vulgaris," pp. 72-74, in Arndt KA and Hsu JTS, Manual of Dermatologic Therapeutics (Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2007). (Locked) More »

References for “Too much of a good thing”

Bankhead, C. "Prostate Cancer Patients Often Get Contraindicated Therapy," MedPage Today,, Nov. 26, 2007. Fisher ES, et al. "The implications of regional variations in Medicare spending. Part 1: The Content, Quality, and Accessibility of Care," Annals of Internal Medicine (Feb. 18, 2003), Vol. 138, No. 4, pp. 279-287. Mahar, M. "The State of the Nation's Health," Dartmouth Medicine, Spring 2007. (Locked) More »

Moisturizers: Do they work?

Moisturizers work by trapping and holding water in the skin, in combination with some oily substance that binds the moisture to the skin. While ingredients vary, almost any moisturizer will help with dry skin. More »

Too much of a good thing

Researchers have compiled data regarding patterns and variations of medical care throughout the US. They found that differences in standards of care tend to be due to doctors' personal preferences more than any other reason. (Locked) More »

HDL: Good and brainy

HDL, the "good" cholesterol, helps prevent heart disease, but there is some evidence that suggests it may also help protect against strokes, and possibly dementia as well. (Locked) More »

Heads in the game

Research has found links between incidences of concussions among professional football players and depression. Players who experienced more than one concussion had a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with depression. (Locked) More »

By the way, doctor: Will Boniva make my bones weaker?

I am taking Boniva for osteoporosis. I read that an alleged women's health expert said that osteoporosis drugs like the one I'm taking actually make bones weaker by stopping the body from breaking down old bone, and causing jaw disease. Is this true? (Locked) More »