Ever Heard of The Blue Zones?

A couple of years ago I read Dan Beuttner’s book The Blue Zones.  Mr. Beuttner is a National Geographic Explorer and he traveled the globe in search of places where people live the longest, with low rates of chronic disease. He identified 5 places which he called...

Life after Cancer Treatment

I never was told what to expect after cancer treatment. I was so happy to be done, but at the same time there is this fear. “Is it really over?” and “What if it comes back?” Let’s face it, a cancer diagnosis is life changing. Sometimes, it isn’t fully realized until...

Optune: Sci-fi or Science?

Science Fiction or Science? Dr. Gullett offers the newest treatment for brain tumors at Erlanger Health System. Tumor treating fields are a radical new way of treating a brain tumor called a “GBM” or glioblastoma mutiforme. You may have seen photos on the internet or...

Why Isn’t your Doctor a Woman?

Have you heard about the latest JAMA study? People with female doctors die less and are less likely to have to go back to the hospital. The results of the recent Harvard study published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) confirms what several...

Skin Care Products That May Harm Your Health

My girlfriends recently asked me what skin care products are “safe” to use. Meaning skin care products that don’t put them or their families at risk for cancer. From a scientific standpoint, it is a complex question that requires a thorough review of the literature. I...

Chemo Brain Is Real

Not that anyone who has received chemo really doubted it, however we now have official guidelines to treat it. Recently the “NCCN”, or National Comprehensive Cancer Network, established guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of two conditions resulting from...