Fish Oil, Prostate Cancer, and Way Too Much Information

I think it was 2005 when I went to Canyon Ranch for one of their intensive “ultraprevention” check-ups. This approach to wellness was tied to a book of the same title by Canyon Ranch Chief Medical Officer Mark Liponis and general practitioner Mark Hyman. The book and program focus on understanding the unique health needs … Continue reading Fish Oil, Prostate Cancer, and Way Too Much Information

A Year Between Two December Days

It’s kind of spooky how consistent the weather can be from year to year. Even with the effects of global warming, which are unmistakable in upstate New York, a day in December one year is eerily like the previous year. It’s almost enough to make you believe there really is a cosmic clockmaker whose spheres … Continue reading A Year Between Two December Days

Reading the Livestrong Wall

This picture is of a wall at the Saratoga Springs branch of the Saratoga Regional YMCA where I work out and serve as a trustee. Located on the second floor at one end of the indoor track, it refers to the Livestrong at the YMCA program which promotes physical fitness for people dealing with cancer … Continue reading Reading the Livestrong Wall

The Great PSA Controversy

I’ve heard PSA screening referred to as one of the top controversies in men’s health. And where there's controversy there's confusion. Given that prostate cancer is the number two cause of cancer deaths among men, confusion around screening for the disease is problematic and potentially dangerous. A Philadelphia-based genitourinary surgeon named Alexander Kutikov recently attempted … Continue reading The Great PSA Controversy