Medicine

The FDA’s Move To Take Artificial Trans Fats Entirely Out Of the Food Supply Is A Lifesaving Step

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The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is beginning a process that will take artificial trans fats entirely out of the food supply. This move is correctly being hailed as “lifesaving” by health experts. A recent USA Today report included a statement from the food industry saying that since 2005 manufacturers have already lowered trans fats in products by more than 73%.

CTE Diagnoses For NFL Greats Reinforces Need For Concussion Safety

Dhimant J. Balar, DO

The recent announcement that Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure and former NFL All-Pro Leonard Marshall have been diagnosed as having signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy has again brought sports and head trauma to the forefront in the national consciousness. This degenerative condition, also known as CTE, is believed by many scientists to be caused by blows to the head and is linked to depression and dementia.

Will Federal Healthcare Reform Help Put New Jersey Drugmakers ‘In The Money’?

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(via NJ Spotlight) Discussions about the Affordable Care Act dominate the airwaves, as pundits and politicians weigh in on the continuing saga of the federal health insurance marketplace. But lost in all this chatter is the fact that Obamacare may have a profound — though rarely discussed — effect on New Jersey’s economy by increasing the amount of prescription medication that’s likely to be consumed.