Need clean water? Don’t buy this useless item.

If you live in the United States, your tap water is likely contaminated with hormones, antidepressants, antibiotics, bacteria, fungi, arsenic, lead or unpronounceable chemicals from industrial waste and agricultural runoff. What should you know before you shell out money to test your household water? Read more »

Is your sleeping pill killing you?

Sleep aids. Hypnotics. Sleeping pills. They’re called many things. There’s the powerful Ambien, available by prescription. Some have poetic names like Sonata. And I love the Lunesta television ads, with that gorgeous-creepy butterfly flitting past a calm moon to put a restless insomniac away. I mean, to sleep. And over-the-counter Benadryl or Tylenol PM, taken by millions without a thought, they’re innocent as can be, right? Actually, these popular drugs have a very dark side indeed. Read more »

How oncologists with cancer choose an oncologist

You might expect that only ordinary people would have trouble getting the best cancer treatment in this country. You’d be wrong. Meet the leading oncologist who got cancer himself, and then struggled to obtain cutting edge care–from the medical institutions he helped build. Read more »