D-Day, June 6th 1944, 73 Years Since The Allies Stormed The Beaches At Normandy

D-Day, June 6th 1944, 73 Years Since The Allies Stormed The Beaches At Normandy

Normandy, France….73 years ago today wad D-Day. The largest amphibious landing in history and one where the fist to storm the beaches faced overwhelming odds. The bravery it took to leave their landing crafts and march forward wave after wave until a solid foothold had been gained can never be overstated. D-Day marked the beginning […]

Sickness Unto Death Part IV: Dollars and Sense – In Sickness and Health ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part IV: Dollars and Sense – In Sickness and Health ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…We pay more for our health care — in some cases, twice as much as countries like France. Is it worth it? There can be no argument, however you want to analyze health care delivery and the value of outcomes, the American health care system is significantly more expensive than any other comparable system […]

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the world. I won’t debate the first and last points here, but, the United States is decidedly not the healthiest. How do we know that? Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the […]

President Woodrow Wilson’s Proclaimed The First Official US Mother’s On May 9, 1914

President Woodrow Wilson’s Proclaimed The First Official US Mother’s On May 9, 1914

Washington, DC…WHEREAS, By a Joint Resolution approved May 8, 1914, “designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, and for other purposes”, the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings, and the people of the United States […]

Sickness Unto Death: An American Dilemma. Part One ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death:  An American Dilemma.  Part One  ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Introduction: The United States is alone among industrialized nations in using wealth as a gatekeeper for access to health care. The wealthier you are, the more and better health care you get. The national debate that is now taking place focuses on whether every individual, irrespective of their income, should have access to great […]

Salk Research Points to “Exercise-in-a-pill” Boosting Athletic Endurance by 70 Percent

Salk Research Points to “Exercise-in-a-pill” Boosting Athletic Endurance by 70 Percent

La Jolla, CA…Every week, there seems to be another story about the health benefits of running. That’s great—but what if you can’t run? For the elderly, obese or otherwise mobility-limited, the rewards of aerobic exercise have long been out of reach. Salk Institute scientists, building on earlier work that identified a gene pathway triggered by […]

Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That

Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That

Washington, DC…Millions of Americans age 50-plus take prescription drugs, yet few know the health risks of taking them along with certain foods and over-the-counter (OTC) supplements. For instance, some blood thinners taken with everyday foods like spinach, kale, and tomatoes can increase the risk of irregular heartbeat and heart attack. To address these kinds of […]

SLO CAL To Host Stage Three of Amgen Tour of California, May 16, 2017

SLO CAL To Host Stage Three of Amgen Tour of California, May 16, 2017

San Luis Obispo, CA…The 2017 Amgen Tour of California, America’s most prestigious annual cycling event, will feature San Luis Obispo County for the fourth straight year. Offering a top-notch field of men’s professional teams in 2017, cyclists will race along one of the most scenic regions in California, beginning Stage 3 in Pismo Beach, riding […]