Public Health

Is Anyone Safe From BPA?

Everyone has heard about bisphenol A (BPA).  It’s primarily used as a raw material to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, both of which are high performance materials < ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Jul 19 2017 - 12:36pm

Metabolically Unhealthy Thin People

Just like some people are overweight but healthy- an obesity paradox- some people are thin but have a three-fold higher risk of mortality and/or cardiovascular events. Weight is not the best way to understand metabolic health, according to an analysis of l ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2017 - 3:20pm

'Good' Cholesterol Also Linked With Excessive Mortality

Center for Science in the Public Interest, a litigation group that sues food companies, may be dusting off some of its old materials after new report which finds "good" cholesterol, also known as HDL, might not be as good as we think. The new pap ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 24 2017 - 11:57am

BPA Exposure In Canada- How Low Can You Go?

A recent analysis of published data on human exposure to bisphenol A (BPA ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Sep 8 2017 - 7:28am

Moms Told They Must Sleep On Their Side In Late Pregnancy- But Evidence Is Lacking

Expectant moms get a lot of advice from the Internet, friends, and even strangers. It's a lot of judgment, given that this miracle of birth has already happened 13 billion times without anyone telling mothers to eat purple vegetables or their child w ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 12 2017 - 2:59pm

BPA – Nothing New Under The Sun?

It’s been shown that the primary route of human exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is through the diet.   One source of BPA in the diet is the protective coating inside many food and beverage cans, which helps to protect the safety and integrity of the food.  ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Oct 17 2017 - 9:55am

About The 2017 NAS Report On Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals And Low-Dose Effects

In 2017 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) published a report that it developed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the evidence that chemicals are capable of causing health effects at low-doses.  ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Jun 23 2018 - 11:55am

Wealthier Minorities Face More Discrimination And It's Being Blamed For Worse Health

Rich people are more likely to shop at Whole Foods, buy supplements, vote for a particular political party and...racially discriminate against minorities? That last part is according to a new sociology paper which will force some inconvenient questions ab ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 1 2017 - 8:06am

These Minority Groups Have Alarmingly High Rates Of Obesity And Diabetes

Though there are often conversations about the health of larger minority groups such as African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans, smaller groups are a real worry for an increasingly overburdened government health care system.  ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 1 2017 - 11:45am

Is A Glass Of Wine With That Turkey Dinner Really Harmful To Your Health?

My wife and I annually host Thanksgiving dinner for extended family and friends.  It’s a big affair and since we live in a fairly remote, albeit stunningly beautiful, part of northern Michigan, and our guests have to travel hundreds of miles to get here, ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Sep 27 2018 - 3:51pm