All posts by Dr. Stephen Roberts PhD

Bariatric Surgery: Can it help you?

It is obvious to even the most casual observer that we have a serious problem with obesity in our society. An individual who has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more is considered obese. BMI is computed by use of both height and weight measures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and

Coping with Concerns for pharmaceutical drug prices

As we all know, there is a problem with rising health care costs. The Brookings Institute revealed that middle income spending on healthcare has increased 25 percent from 2007 to 2014. The Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that deductibles for individual workers have risen 67 percent since 2010. Drug cost increases contribute to this problem. William

We Need a Healthy Lake Erie

Lake Erie is an important and cherished resource which has serious problems due to harmful pollution, caused by toxic runoff from 146 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) located in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). Pam Taylor, a member of Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan and the Michigan Sierra Club, won the 2016 Petoskey

Dental Health As We Get Older

According to former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, a large percentage of people 65 and older retain their teeth, but approximately 1 in 4 seniors have periodontal disease. Seniors 65 and older are seven times more likely to have oral cancer than younger people. To keep your teeth healthy, it is recommended that you