Newsletter Archive – 2008

If you missed a recent bi-weekly newsletter from Jon Barron, don’t fret! We have archived all the health newsletters below for your convenience. Scroll topics or if you are looking for specific health information, use our search field above. More than likely, Jon covered your topic in one of these health newsletters!

Loss of Income Hurts Your Heart

If your job is at risk, it might hurt more than your bottom line. New research suggests that financial instability can damage your heart.

Stroke Survivors’ Unhealthy Choices

If you had a stroke and survived the ordeal, you’d do everything in your power to get healthier, right? Unfortunately, while that might seem like the most rational plan, new research shows that more survivors are doing the opposite.  

Does Your Eye Color Influence SAD?

This time of year can bring on the doldrums in a lot of people. But if your blues are occurring more often, it is possible that you’re experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease

In cities where air pollution is a bad problem, it has been linked to cognitive decline. And now, new research suggests that heavy air pollution might begin doing damage to the brain in early childhood.

Do You Have Hidden Glutamate Sensitivity?

If you ask 10 people on the street if they’ve ever had an MSG reaction, at least half will probably say yes.  If this is you, how do you avoid MSG?

The Benefits of Sex as a Senior

New research may suggest that sustaining a robust love life into your golden years can help you feel good all-around.

Like Fine Wine, Marriage Ages Well

The belief that over the years, life and passion leave a relationship may be wrong. Recent studies have investigated what actually happens to relationships over time…

So, What’s the Story with Studies?

Let's start the New Year with something a little bit different--a scientific study unlike any you've seen before. Scientific studies--and especially clinical trials--are considered the gold standard for the evaluation of most new medical treatments. If a treatment is...

How High Is Your Stroke Risk?

New research shows that, depending on where in the world you live, your stroke risk could be astonishingly higher than you might think.

What’s Really in Your Tap Water?

The Safe Water Drinking Act regulates 91 chemicals, but at this point, the US uses over 60,000 chemicals, and trace amounts of at least some of those end up in the water supply, without any law in place to regulate them. Find out what’s really in your tap water at home.

High Sodium Diet Linked to AFib

It is worth the effort to cut back on table salt—at least the refined, easy pour brands. New research shows that too much salt consumption of the wrong kind might make you more susceptible to a condition that affects heart rhythms.


It is now clear that the rate of increase for osteoporosis is faster than the growth in population, and it is growing in parts of the world that never showed much evidence of it previously.

Does Neighborhood Affect Longevity?

Research has found that the poorer the neighborhood, the greater the likelihood of early death, but what are the stress factors that created such a stir?

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

To help you make the most of the holidays, we’ve come up with a few tips to take you into the new year as healthfully as possible.

Getting Bullied at Work Harms Your Heart

Feeling bullied at work? If so, it might be time to update your resume and move on. According to new research, that type of situation can be quite detrimental to your physical health.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s is set to become our next big medical terror. What is Alzheimer’s? What do we know about it? What can we do about it?

Teenage Obesity Raises Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Links have been discovered between childhood obesity and cardiovascular disease. And now, there is another potentially deadly health problem connected with teen obesity.

Weightlifting for Your Heart

What do you do if you want to keep your heart healthy as you get older?  Learn one activity you may have not considered.

The Colon

In this newsletter, we turn to the large intestine, or colon, which absorbs any remaining water in the feces and transfers them to the rectum for excretion. We also explore all of those things that can go wrong in the colon and the options you have for correcting them.

Allergies Ascending

As we've said before, more people than ever have allergies these days. A 2011 study of over two million individuals conducted by Quest Diagnostics, the largest diagnostic testing company in the world, found that the frequency of allergies in the US increased by almost...


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