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  • Alcohol: Not Gender-Neutral December 2, 2019

    The Female Factor: Alcohol is Not Gender-aNeutral

    Given the growing popularity of the cocktail culture and wine time, it’s important to know that alcohol affects women very differently than men – physiologically, psychologically and socially. It’s worth asking: For women, is the wine glass ... Continue Reading

  • When Are the Best Years of Our Lives? November 26, 2019

    Happiness Continuum: When Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

    Is there a predetermined peak age for happiness, before which our normal outlook is gloomy and melancholy and after which we slump back into these non-euphoric ways?

    Like trying to define why some people are ... Continue Reading

  • Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback November 26, 2019

    Safe Passage: Navigating Your Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback

    If you are not taking your prescription medications as directed (or at all), you’re far from alone: Compliance is estimated at just 50% among U.S. patients. Unfortunately, adherence is a direct impact on quality and length of life, and overall healthcare costs, accounting for up to ... Continue Reading

  • 9.9.2019: A Blue Light Special September 6, 2019

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here are some of the latest interesting health news highlights… enjoy!

    too much of a good thing: Larry Leibowitz, MDToo much of a good thing

    A study recently published in JAMA has found that daily intake of high-dose vitamin D (4,000 IU or greater) ... Continue Reading

  • Kidney Stones: Treatment & Prevention September 4, 2019

    This Too Shall Pass: Treating and Preventing Kidney Stones

    More common, frequently less painful and far more preventable than reputed, kidney stones have, thankfully, entered a new era of highly effective, noninvasive procedures. We bring you ... Continue Reading

  • Keto Diet: Right for You? August 1, 2019

    Considering Keto: Is It the Right Diet for You?

    The truth is that a silver bullet for weight loss likely ... Continue Reading

  • Fight Fatigue July 9, 2019

    Wake-up Call: Fight Fatigue at Its Roots

    Are these ordinary signs of aging? Exhausted throughout the day, joy in life slowly diminishing, active lifestyle becoming a distant memory. No, no and no. Feeling tired all the ... Continue Reading

  • 6.12.2019 Newsletter: Early June 2019 June 12, 2019

    To my Patients,

    Here’s a smattering of the latest health news highlights…enjoy!

    How Many Steps? Early June Newsletter: Larry Leibowitz, MDHow many steps?

    Traditionally, we’ve thought of 10,000 steps per day as the ideal for maintaining good health. For many, this may seem daunting. However, a new ... Continue Reading

  • 5.21.2019 Newsletter: Stay Calm and Read This May 20, 2019

    To my Patients,

    Here are the latest health news highlights…enjoy!

    Keep those caps on—Telomeres: Larry Leibowitz, MD May NewsletterKeep those caps on

    Good news: we actually can impact how we age!  Telomeres—the important protective caps of genetic material found at the ends of chromosomes—tend to become shorter as our ... Continue Reading

  • Spring Training April 2, 2019

    Spring Training: Ramping Up after a Long, Sedentary Winter

    Whether you went into hibernation as the result of a record cold winter season, or took time off from your usual exercise routine because of a busy ... Continue Reading