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    In case you missed it on Robert S. Tomchik, M.D.'s page, Dr. Tomchik was the head of the Broward County Health Department. During that time skin rashes -- called seabather's eruption -- began to appear on swimmers in South Florida beaches. Doctor Tomchik swung into action and quickly determined that the eruption was caused by the stings of hundreds of tiny jellyfish called sea lice. Dr. Tomchik published an article in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) called "Clinical Perspectives on Seabather's Eruption, Also Known as 'Sea Lice'" on April 7, 1993.  You can read the article here. Officials in Florida are now able to warn residents and tourists of the risk when the sea lice appear. This is just one of the many accomplishments Robert S. Tomchik, ...Read More

    (Image ©Pam Roth) A new study -- unveiled at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society -- showed that half of men, with type 2 diabetes mellitus, showed resistance to aspirin. It turns out the aspirin was not as effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes in half of diabetic men because the diabetes interfered with the anticlotting abilities of aspirin. The solution is simple: increase the levels of aspirin the patient is taking. (The aspirin still works, it just requires more to get the job done). If you or someone you loves has type 2 diabetes it is important to be under the supervision of a medical doctor.

    (Image ©needanewname on deviantART) Diabetes can be a frightening disease. But it is treatable. It is something that you can beat. But you can't do it alone. It is important to be under the care of a medical doctor if you are diabetic or if you have prediabetes. This is true even if you don't have insurance. Remember what we said: diabetes is fatal if not under control. Your life is not something you can afford to be cheap about. Besides, weight loss programs that are any good (shameless plug: learn more about our weight loss program) cost less than the money you spend on the food that you would've been eating had you not been on the program (eat less food and your grocery bill goes ...Read More

    (Image courtesy of lookuprey) The key to preventing type 2 diabetes mellitus--or maintaining it, if you already have diabetes, is diet and exercise. In this post we want to talk about the diet aspect. The goal of your diet should be to lose weight. It is through weight loss that you will gain control over your diabetes [or risk of diabetes]. This means you need to be eating filling food that are low in calories. The best foods to eat are those that are high in protein, and low in carbohyrdrates (carbs), like meats, beans, vegetables, and fruits. You need to cut out as much bread, rice, grains, and diary (with the except of skim milk) as possible. Remember, these are just general guidelines not ...Read More