It is very hard to overdose on caffeine but if you drink more than 60 cups of coffee in a single sitting then you could certainly suffer from caffeine intoxication. A different question though is, is coffee good for me or bad for me? Coffee has actually been one of the substances that have bee
Your skin covers 16 square feet and weighs about 10 lbs, so take care of it by eating foods that are rich in antioxidants, omega 3 fats, vitamin A and vitamin C. Watch this video to learn more tips from Dr. Randy P. Martin about foods that are very good for your skin.
Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of American women killing eight times more women than breast cancer and two times as many women as all cancers combined. When we look at heart attacks it is important to remember that 90% of heart attacks are preventable, and are attributable to n
There are two types of IUD. The first is a plastic version that releases hormones (known as Mirena) and lasts about five years, while the second variety is a copper model that lasts for about 10 years. The copper containing IUD actually increases menstruation, while the hormone containing plas
Pandemic outbreaks are popular in the news right now, in part due to the recent Hollywood film, 'Contagion'. I sat down with an expert from the CDC to discuss this hot topic. He briefly explained how the virus spreads. “Viruses like the influenza virus are very susceptible to rearranging,” he explai
The most important aspects of sepsis treatment are: Early recognition The institution of early antibiotics Giving IV fluids When there is not adequate blood pressure produced by the body, health care provides may prescribe medications that address the issue
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released new guidelines advocating for more frequent screening intervals for breast cancer detection. ACOG recommends that women begin having yearly mammograms at age 40. In contrast, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Fo
According to a recent interview with Dr. Saberi, sepsis ensues and results in low blood pressure, decreased perfusion to the organs and shock. There are several symptoms of sepsis that you should be aware of. “If you have a minor cut, for example, localized redness, swelling, warmth and discharge...
There have actually been two prominent studies in regards to Fosamax: The Journal of the American Medical Association studied more than 240,000 women who had been taking Fosamax for a long period of time and actually found that the risk of these atypical fractures was about .3 percent. Ano
These studies show us is that the absolute risk of having one of these atypical thigh fractures is extremely low. However, if women had been taking these bisphosphonates and then stop taking them after a period of time, that risk decreases by about 70 percent in the first year. There are a couple...
Aging is caused 30% by genetics and 70% by lifestyle choices. Bad lifestyle choices like being overweight, smoking, not exercising, and having high blood pressure increase the aging process. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Randy P. Martin about what causes aging.
Secondhand smoke contains 4,000 chemicals in it; 250 of those chemicals are harmful to us, and 50 of those chemicals can cause cancer. There is estimated to be 600,000 deaths worldwide attribute to secondhand smoke. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Randy P. Martin about secondhand smoke.
Age, genetic, and serious head injuries are all risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. Every 5 years after 65 years of age your risk for Alzheimer's disease doubles. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Randy P. Martin about Alzheimer's disease.
Stress is the body's way of fighting or fleeing its way out of a bad situation. Manage stress by going for a walk, exercising, laughing and avoiding negative people. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Randy P. Martin about stress and how to manage it.