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The Truth About E-cigarettes

In this post, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the dangers e-cigarettes pose to both adults and children. An electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a largely unregulated product that can affect the health of children and nonsmokers alike. E-cigarettes were introduced to the market in 2007 as harmless water vapor cigarettes to help those who want… Read More

Slow Medicine is Quickly Changing the Way Doctors Work

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Dr. Michael Omidi discusses a trend emerging in medicine known as slow medicine. The practice is borrowing principles from the slow food movement to provide patients with better treatment. You have probably heard references to the body being like a machine. Western medicine has taken this viewpoint since the industrial revolution, for the most part.… Read More

The Health Benefits of Yoga

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Dr. Michael Omidi is an advocate for human health. Here he discusses the physical and psychological benefits of yoga. Many health trends are based on shaky science and leave the social sphere as quickly as they come. Some stand the test of time and evidence continues to mount in support of them. Yoga has been… Read More

Making Progress Against Malaria

(Dr. Michael Omidi discusses recent findings on the battle against malaria around the world.) The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported progress in the fight against malaria. Between the years 2000 and 2013, figures show a decrease of 47 percent of malaria deaths around the world and 54 percent drop in Africa where 90 percent… Read More

Learning from the Healthiest Nations

Dr. Michael Omidi is an advocate for health and wellness, especially children’s health. In this article, Dr. Omidi addresses a recent Oxfam America report about the healthiest and unhealthiest nations. Which countries have the healthiest diets, and which ones have the worst? A new report from Oxfam America ranked nations according to overall obesity rates,… Read More

Florida No-Kill Shelter May Close Down

No-Kill Shelter May Close

In today’s blog, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses a Florida no-kill animal shelter that is facing closure. Pet abandonment is a major issue in the United States. The ASPCA estimates that between 6 and 8 million companion animals are admitted to shelters each year. And of those, nearly half are euthanized. These figures are heartbreaking for… Read More

Malnutrition in U.S. Greater than Suspected

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The cost of a poor diet Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the surprising results of a study about malnutrition in the U.S. New research suggests that much of what we thought we knew about the subject is incorrect. A new academic study by the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) pegs the national cost of… Read More

Elephant Abuse at South African Elephant Park

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Dr. Michael Omidi discusses allegations of abuse at a widely visited South African elephant park, as well as the realities of abused elephant behavior. The SPCA recently accused the South African elephant park, Knysna Elephant Park and its rehabilitation center, Elephants of Eden, of abusing and torturing baby elephants for the purpose of training them… Read More

New Study Finds Sleep Deficiency a Factor in Childhood Obesity

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Dr. Michael Omidi discusses a new study that found sleep deficiency to be a significant indicator of whether or not a child will struggle with obesity. Sleep is essential to the health, growth and development of children; it is a safe bet that every major medical study has concluded and will continue to conclude this. … Read More

Wild Dogs Causing Outbreaks of Rabies in Poorer Countries

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In developing countries throughout Asia and Africa, the stray dog population is causing not only diminished quality of life for humans (dogs attacking people and their pets and livestock), but also a significant threat of preventable disease. Dr. Michael Omidi discusses how packs of wild dogs are causing outbreaks of rabies in poorer countries, and… Read More