Question: During a visit to my friend who was a patient at an Atlanta hospital, I discovered that in addition to their cafeteria, they have a McDonald's restaurant! I was shocked that a hospital supposedly promoting healthy eating and lifestyle would allow a fast-food restaurant. I think it's hypocritical.
Question: What's your opinion of krill oil? Do you think it's better than fish oil? Answer: There are many manufacturers and distributors that would like you to believe that the oil of krill, a tiny shrimplike creature found in the deep waters of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, is superior to fish oil in terms of its protection again
Question: Do you think "prophylactic" mastectomy is rather extreme? Answer: Removal of healthy breast tissue as a prophylactic (preventive) effort to prevent breast cancer from occurring or reoccurring is a controversial but deeply personal decision. There are several varied situations where prophylactic mastectomies are
Question: Can you explain how taste buds work? Answer: We all have taste buds, the "chemical receptors" that detect the four basic tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, and sour. The reason taste is so subjective is that the sense of taste involves much more than your tongue. Your brain interprets taste and texture through an important interaction between your nose and your mouth.
Question: What causes Alzheimer's disease? Since it does sometimes run in families, do you think it might be contagious? Answer: There doesn't appear to be one specific cause for Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia. It occurs due to a complex mix of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors.
Question: What do the "BUN" and "creatinine" lab tests mean? Answer: BUN stands for "Blood Urea Nitrogen" and represents a breakdown product of protein digestion. Protein is digested into amino acids. Amino acids contain nitrogen, which is split off to form ammonia waste, while the rest of the amino acid