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The Importance of Signs

The Importance of Signs

Scenario Number #1:  You are walking or running, then feel a chest tightness that seems to radiate toward your left arm, you feel short of breath and are sweating much more than usual during exercise.  You do not need WebMD to inform you that these signs...
Reward Systems

Reward Systems

Human beings are subject to normal human behaviors.  One of these behaviors is responding favorably to positive rewards.  This started out as children when our parents would “reward” us for good behavior.  Perhaps we were told that “if you finish your...
Do You Have A Recipe For Success?

Do You Have A Recipe For Success?

A successful long-term weight control journey requires this “recipe for success”: Being able to focus on your effortsPlanning mealsShopping for the right types of foodsNot allowing stress and other environmental factors to derail your effortsFinding time to execute an...
New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease?

New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease?

The FDA just approved a new treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.  The once a month intravenous medication, aducanumab, also known as “Aduhelm”, was approved by the FDA using its “accelerated approval” program, which allows for the earlier approval of a drug...
A New “Miracle” Weight Loss Drug?

A New “Miracle” Weight Loss Drug?

The FDA recently announced the approval of a new weight loss drug, Wegovy®.  This once a week injection is in the family of drugs called “GLP-! Agonists”.  Glucagon-like-peptide 1 is hormone released from the gut after a meal and has an impact on glucose...