A headshot of Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S., a dentist from The Mayo Clinic, known for his expertise in gum disease and its connection to heart disease and diabetes.

  From The Mayo Clinic. Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S. Many studies have shown a connection between gum disease (periodontitis) and other serious conditions, including heart disease. Research suggests that periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease and that people with chronic gum disease have increased thickness of their neck blood vessels. There […]

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A doctor discusses the financial incentives of keeping patients sick from obesity, emphasizing the importance of food as medicine.

Some ads may appear in this video. Please be patient or click through them.  Obesity doctor talks about the fact that there’s a lot of money to be made by keeping you sick from diseases like obesity. She wants you to know how important it is to eat right, and that food needs to be your […]

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A graph showing the childhood obesity rate, which has more than tripled over the past four decades.

  The childhood obesity rate has more than tripled over the past four decades. News in Health from NIH tells us that the rates for new cases of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and teens are rising. For type 1 diabetes, the rate rose more in males. For type 2 diabetes, […]

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Dr. discussing diabetes at TED.

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