Understanding science

Studying Studies: Part III – the motivation for observational studies

If randomized-controlled trials are considered the gold standard for establishing reliable knowledge, why do we see so many observational studies in public health?

Mental & Emotional Health

Breaking the cycle of pain and shame

This video is such a powerful case study in how this cycle of pain and shame can be passed from one generation to the next

Uncategorized

Welcome to Journal Club

The purpose of our JC is to continually improve our ability to analyze and interpret research, and share this with the community.

Cholesterol

A big predictor of heart disease risk that most doctors don’t screen for

The most interesting article I read this week was this paper on the NHLBI’s recommendations to reduce Lp(a)-mediated risk of cardiovascular disease.

Understanding science

Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about it)

What is it about being human that conflicts with being scientific?

Understanding science

Studying Studies: Part I – relative risk vs. absolute risk

Reporting relative risk values alone can be inappropriate and misleading for the individual and the public.

Exercise & Physical Health

How you move defines how you live, Part II

In the summer of 2009 I was preparing for a swim that nobody had ever done before.

Preventing Chronic Disease

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible at Scale?

If you’re reading this, you probably know that I’m obsessed with longevity.

Exercise & Physical Health

How you move defines how you live

My clinical interest is longevity, which is a function of lifespan and healthspan; In math parlance, longevity = f (lifespan, healthspan).

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