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DR. MITCH: Does Ultrasound in Pregnancy Cause Autism?

A new study may be stoking unnecessary fears among pregnant women. Read more...

DR. MITCH: Could Zinc Supplements Cure Autism?

Please do not rush out and start yourself (if you’re pregnant) or your child, on zinc supplements to reduce the risk of developing autism……yet! But do keep your eyes and ears open as there have been some very interesting developments. Read more...

DR MITCH: A real BBQ Danger!

What do you use to clean the BBQ grill? You probably use a wire-bristle brush but you may want to rethink that or be extra careful when using it. Read more...

DR. MITCH: How'd You Like To Save A Life!

You actually can. CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation) can literally mean the difference between life and death. Read more...

Back to School: Some Other Suggestions

An ounce of prevention now can prevent all sorts of problems throughout the school year. Read more...

Double Dipping: Please Don't!

Ever since the famous Seinfeld episode in 1993, the question has stimulated vigorous debate: is it safe to double dip? Read more...

DR. MITCH: Back to School: Part 1

Typically every year I take this opportunity to remind people about the preschool visit to the kid’s doc; the update of any vaccines etc; and, the need to take precautions to make your child’s knapsack manageable and safe by reducing the load. Ok, done. Now I’d like to focus on an aspect of the return to school that often gets forgotten. Read more...

DR. MITCH: Can You Prevent Alzheimer's?

A series of studies just presented at an International Alzheimer's conference in Toronto, are encouraging. In one, the authors we able to show that jobs that require complex thinking provided protection even when the participants ate the typical Western diet high in processed food and red meat. Read more...

DR. MITCH: Does full-time work hurt your brain?

You Should Only Work 25-30 Hours a Week, Really? Read more...

DR. MITCH: How Can You Cope With The Summer Heat?

Summer is finally here. However with the sun comes the heat and humidity which can be dangerous to anyone, not just the elderly or people with underlying medical conditions. Our summer is so short that it would be a crime not to enjoy every moment of it. The key is to be wise and take the necessary precautions. Read more...