This post is not an indictment of PepsiCo.In fact I've picked on PepsiCo far less than I have on Coca-Cola over the years because for the most part, PepsiCo hasn't cynically pretended that health mattered to them as...
(A variation of this post was first published October 24th, 2013) It's coming. And I'm not really all that worried. At least not about Halloween night.The fact is food's not simply fuel, and like it or not, Halloween...
Robert Fine and Jeffery Michel in Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings with their piece, Viaticum, on two different types of deaths.Jonathan Reisman in Slate with a story of seal blubber and nutritionism run amuck.Alex Hutchinson in Runners World...
One of the nearly inevitable adverse effects of bariatric surgery is loose, excess, skin, and generally speaking, the only recourse for dealing with it is more surgery.Here in Canada, whereas bariatric surgery is covered by our healthcare system,...
I'm resurrecting and tweaking this piece, for the third time now, consequent to the publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of the 12 year data that continues to strongly support the use of bariatric surgery to...
Caitlin Flanagan, in The Atlantic, deep dives into the story of an infuriating fraternity hazing death.Alice Dreger, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, with a masterpiece on Universities, freedom of speech, and where we've gone wrong.David Dobbs, in...
Received this from a long time reader.It was the note sent home with her first Kindergartner from his school. Apparently mini-donuts are this month's "Fun Snack". Next month's Fun Snacks, my reader was told, will be from A&W.The...
Last week I received an email from a long time reader who recounted her experiences seeking help following her heart attack (at age 43!). I want to share her story as it speaks to just how poor a...
For those who aren't Jewish, today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Consequently, here's an all Jewish Saturday Stories lineup.Yair Rosenberg in Tablet unpacks the BBC interview with Ken Loach that perfectly illustrates Britain's...
This struck me as an odd story.Apparently an elementary school in Ottawa (where I live) has decided to limit the number of slices of pizza that kids can have on pizza days to one. Their rationale is that...

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