Blog Archive

Blog Archive
Aug 14, 2017
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking

Sep 5, 2016
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Microbiome Update

Aug 20, 2016
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Grace in Departure

Jul 21, 2016
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Our July 2016 newsletter pointed out that we are living through a dangerous time for our human family. Our psychological selves must evolve and quickly to prevent environmental catastrophe.

Feb 1, 2015
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Important Changes in Cancer Screening for Women

Oct 5, 2014
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

This month's newsletter, titled "Big Brain Cooking", tells how in our evolutionary past we gave up some of our digestive ability to support our unusually large brain.

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Aug 5, 2012
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Newsletter: Check-In Instead of Check-Up

Jun 13, 2012
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

We get mail in response to our "Just-Right Medicine" newsletter. (Not too much, not too little.)

Apr 18, 2012
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Our Check-List for the Elderly is followed-up in the media

Jan 15, 2012
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Could this be the wooden stake for routine PSA screening in healthy men? If so, you'll enjoy the same level of health at much less cost.

Jan 12, 2012
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Health is not something that happens to us or escapes us. Much of the health we enjoy results from what we learn as the days go by.

Jan 2, 2012
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Excess weight has as effect on the brain similar to methamphetamine. Both are habits equally hard to break.

Dec 28, 2011
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

The way we evaluate and treat emotional distress probably increases our toll of suffering.

Dec 27, 2011
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

If you still think all your decisions are rational, think again.

Dec 8, 2011
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

The end of life: expensive, distressing, often painful. How do doctors themselves deal with it?

Dec 6, 2011
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

For some people, nursing homes remain a great bug-a-boo. That's because for many years, for many people, there were few choices. Now there are.

Dec 4, 2011
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Sell methamphetamine without breaking the law.  Welcome to the ambiguous world of modern pharmacology.

Nov 26, 2011
Posted by Douwe Rienstra, MD

Faith has no place in the use of antibiotics (or any other medical procedure).  Antibiotics have the power to kill rogue bacteria that are trying to kill us.  Antibiotics also have the power to kill us--either through side-effects or through unintended damage to our microbiological ecosystem.  Our primary care medical system needs to use antibiotics much less often and with more attention to the correct matching of antibiotic type and dose to the clinical situation.