Blog Archive

CBG Aug 28th, 2019

Please to be featured in an article on Real Simple regarding CBG.  Just like CBD, CBG is a cannabinoid found in both marijuana and hemp that has non-psychoactive properties: it won't make you "high" and won't make you sleepy.  CBG is usually in very low amounts of the plants, making...

CBD Can Be Useful, But Be Careful Where You Purchase Mar 11th, 2019

CBD is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of different conditions.   Marijuana can be used to treat a variety of health conditions.  The marijuana plant has over 100 ingredients in it that can have some health benefits.  Two of the main ingredients are CBD and THC.  THC is the...

Not too late to get your flu shot Jan 26th, 2019

As January turns to February, I am often asked by patients if they should still get their flu shots.  While you should have had one already, it is still not to late.  According to the CDC, viruses that cause the flu are most common during the fall and winter months,...

Stress Can Do Harm to Your Body Oct 13th, 2018

We all know that stress is not good for you.  However, you many not realize some of the ways that stress can affect your body's normal function. Here is a piece from Prevention Magazine, where I am feautured, that gives some examples of how stress can affect the body. 

Changing Medications to Over the Counter Status Is A Bad Idea Jul 28th, 2018

In their article, "Could Your Medication Soon Be Available Over the Counter," Healthline discusses a new FDA proposal that would allow certain medications to be approved without a doctor's prescriptions.  While over the counter medications have been around for a long time, this proposal is suggesting that common medicines used for...

Medical Marijuana Lowers Opioid Prescriptions. Jul 24th, 2018

A recent article from Forbes reports on a study that showed a 30% lower rate of prescriptions for opioids in states where medical marijuana is legal. This is consistent findings with other studies that looked at this issue.  Another recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed around a 20% decrease...

Learning About Medical Cannabis Can Be Hard- Even for Doctors Jul 16th, 2018

Learning about medical cannabis can be challening for patients.  It's even harder for physicians, who traditionally rely on medical studies and sources that often can not be accessed by the public.  However, because there is limited data on medical marijuana due to its current legal status and lack of funding...

6 Good Reasons to Consider Probiotic Supplements May 2nd, 2018

We are learning more and more about the bacteria in our gut and how they affect our entire body.  An inbalance of healthy and unhealthy gut bacteria can lead to a host of stomach problems.  In addition, antibiotics can sometimes cause problems by killing off healthy gut bacteria alongside the...

The Future of Medicine Apr 8th, 2018

The future of medicine is here, and it isn't pretty.  yesterday's New York Times piece, "The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changingthe Business of Medical Care," lays it out pretty nicely.  Corporate America is using mega-mergers, such as the CVS- Aetna merger to cut costs and increase profits. These urgent...

Is microwaving food in plastic really safe? Mar 2nd, 2018

The folks over at PopSugar asked me whether or not it was safe to microwave food in plastics was safe.  Some are concerned about dioxins, but plastics don't have those anymore.  However, there are other substances like BPA's that could cause problems. If a container says "microwave safe" then it is...

Is all that wireless technology really safe? Feb 19th, 2018

How safe is all this wireless technology? The folks at website BagSnob asked me this question regarding a new Bluetooth toothbrush sold in Apple store. Their concern was that with all the Bluetooth and wireless technology we use, there might be some harm.  The truth is that while services like...

Signs of Colon Cancer Feb 9th, 2018

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States.  It is also one of the most preventable cancers.  However, too many patients either ignore the signs or don't want to get screened.  Here is an article from Men's Health where I was interviewed about...

Do Vitamins Really Work? Feb 9th, 2018

Do multivitamins really work? I was recently asked to weigh in on the website PopSugar to help answer the question.  While vitamins (and minerals) are necessary for your body to work and stay healthy, normal healthy diets generally contain enough nutrients to keep your body healthy.  The thought behind supplement...

Some physicians work when they are sick. That's not good medicine. Jan 6th, 2018

According to the CDC, 4/10 physicians report working while they are sick. This isn't good for the either the physician or patient. See the Medical Economics article about this where I am featured. 

You Don’t Always Need Antibiotics For That Sinus Infection Dec 5th, 2017

I was featured in an article on simplemost.com, a popular women's website, published today entitled "You Don’t Always Need Antibiotics For That Sinus InfectionYou Don’t Always Need Antibiotics For That Sinus Infection." In general, most people with sinusitis or a sinus infection don't need antibiotics because the most common cause...

Dr. Mintz Interviewed Regarding Andropause Nov 30th, 2017

I was recently interviewed by SeniorAdvisor.com, which is a blog for senior citizens.  They asked me about "andropause", which is what some say is the male equivalent of menopause.  Unlike women, most men don't have any noticeable symptoms as there testosterone levels decline with age.  However, some men can have decreased...

Blog Archive Nov 6th, 2017

Welcome to Dr. Mintz's new website!Dr. Mint'z blog articles from 2007 - May of 2017 can be found via Blogger HERE. All new blog articles by Dr. Mintz will be posted here. Check back soon for updates!Previous Blog Articles By Dr. Mintz...2017New Practice (May 7, 2017)2016Update on Cipro (May 13, 2016)2013Why...