Healthy America - November 19, 2013

Questionable methods for protecting consumers

Consumer activists rejoiced recently when the Food and Drug Administration, responding to a 9-year-old petition from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, decided to remove trans fatty acids from the category of

BRAIN needs defined goals to be a success

Recently, researchers voiced concerns that the government shutdown could kill President Obama’s ambitious project to significantly expand our limited understanding of how the human brain functions.

Genomics opens a bright new world

I admit it, I’m a little jealous of people that are becoming doctors now. Yes, the government regulations are creating a heavy burden, and practicing medicine now is a lot tougher than when I became a physician.

A food safety system full of holes

While our government was hamstrung by the shutdown, our country faced a full-blown food safety disaster.