Dr. David L. Katz, MD,MPH

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health Nursing:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.

    "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy," lead author Cynthia Batt...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga is increasingly popular among U.S. adults and children, two new government surveys reveal.

    One survey found a little less than 6 percent of adult Americans said they had tried yoga, tai chi or qi gong back in 2002, but that figure jumped to ...Full Article

  • David L. Katz, MD,MPH - Derby, CT - Integrative Medicine
    Some doctors and medical professionals are resistant to alternative medicine because there is often a lack of scientific evidence to support many of the modalities. In this video, I will discusse this concept. Read More
  • David L. Katz, MD,MPH - Derby, CT - Integrative Medicine
    Beans, legumes such as lentils, fruits such as apples, vegetables, oats, oat-based products, and other grains are all good sources of soluble fiber. Aim for approximately 30 g daily. Read More
  • David L. Katz, MD,MPH - Derby, CT - Integrative Medicine
    Even good things can be bad in excess. In this video, preventive medicine specialist David Katz, MD, discusses the risks that come with taking too many vitamins. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don't talk to their patients about these products, new research found.

    Fewer than h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man who hoped to detoxify his body with a supplement known as activated charcoal may have instead triggered a case of the intestinal disorder known as colitis.

    Activated charcoal is a supplement that soaks up gases and odors, making it a comm...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study.

    "Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, neither laser nor needle acupuncture conferred benefit over sham for...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government announced Thursday that it will launch a massive research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain among members of the military.

    Investigators will also examine the use of alternative treatments for pain-...Full Article

  • David L. Katz, MD,MPH - Derby, CT - Integrative Medicine
    Eat small amounts of unsalted raw or dry-roasted varieties of peanuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, and almonds four to five times per week. Eat a similar amount of soy nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds. You also can mix 1 tsp of ground flaxseed into cooked foods daily. Read More
  • David L. Katz, MD,MPH - Derby, CT - Integrative Medicine
    Excess sodium is linked to high blood pressure and to stroke, the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. About 80% of people's salt intake comes from processed foods and unexpected sources such as breakfast cereals. Read More
  • David L. Katz, MD,MPH - Derby, CT - Integrative Medicine
    Just like with fruits, eat a rainbow of veggies. Choose from red, yellow, and green bell peppers; broccoli; kale; Brussels sprouts; eggplant; Swiss chard; sweet potatoes; spinach; squash; tomatoes; and carrots. Aim for locally grown and in season. Read More
  • David L. Katz, MD,MPH - Derby, CT - Integrative Medicine
    You don't have to eat less or give up tasty food in order to cut calories. In this video, Dr. David Katz reveals his favorite way to cut calories by choosing the right foods. Read More