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A Nobel Laureate on ‘Successful Aging’ - Dr. Eric Kandel’s Epic Search for the Biological Basis of Memory

Eric R. Kandel, M.D.

From The Quarterly, Winter 2012

Imagine that you are standing on a busy city street corner and you gather together the first 100 passersby who are precisely 70 years old. 1,558 more words


Quote of the Week: Robert R. Reilly, "Making Gay Okay"

There are two fundamentally different conceptions of science – one that is scientific and one that is not. In the first, science properly deals with reality, mostly in its physical manifestations. 343 more words


Expert Advice – Another Wrinkle

Few dictates of modern medicine could be considered more sacrosanct than the prohibition of excess salt intake in our daily diets. For more then five decades every medical student has had the principle of dietary salt reduction drummed into his or her heads. 443 more words

Dr. Robert Nagourney

Higher but not lower doses of vitamin D are effective in fracture risk reduction in older adults

“Taking between 800 IUs and 2,000 IUs of vitamin D per day significantly reduced the risk of most fractures, including hip, wrist and forearm in both men and women age 65 and older,” … 604 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Serious Salt Confusion: New Research On How Much Salt You Should Eat

Three new papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine look at the cardiovascular risks of salt consumption, with some research saying too much salt is bad for the heart and other research saying there’s a sweet spot between too little and too much that is best. 384 more words

the sodium debate is gets salty

while high sodium intake is commonly associated with high blood pressure, or hypertension, a new study published in the new england journal of medicine suggests that low sodium intake leads to higher risk of death or serious events like stroke or heart attack.  285 more words

Juice Press

An Expert's Perspective: Why Salt Is Not Like Tobacco And Why Guidelines Are Tricky

At the center of this week’s renewed debate on salt was Salim Yusuf, the long influential and often controversial cardiology researcher and clinical trialist based at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. 106 more words

Policy & Ethics