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Is Diet Soda As Bad for Your Teeth as Drugs?

New reports are claiming that addiction to soda may be as dangerous to teeth as use of crystal meth and crack cocaine.  Soda has been shown to have significant repercussions on health, especially when overused, and new evidence is suggesting that this extends to our teeth as well. A report that was published in General [...]

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Lower Parkinson’s Risk with Peppers and Tomatoes

Michael Omidi, MD looks at the benefits that naturally occurring nicotine in peppers and tomatoes can have on the risk of Parkinson’s. Studies have shown that those who use tobacco may have a lower risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease later in their lives. These studies strongly suggest that the lowered risk is a result of [...]

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Could Obesity Be Identified with a Breath Test?

Breath tests may offer a new way to identify obesity. Dr. Michael Omidi, MD discusses new findings from research on obesity. In the past several years researchers have studied the possibility of using breath tests to diagnosis diabetes, heart disease, and even certain types of cancers. Now, it seems, it may be possible to identify [...]

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Don’t Let Fear Of Weight Gain Stop You From Quitting Smoking

The benefits to quitting smoking far outweigh any potential weight gained in the process. Michael Omidi, MD examines the benefits of quitting smoking and how putting on a few extra pounds is worth it. A common concern among smokers contemplating giving up the habit is the amount of weight that they may gain in the [...]

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Michael Omidi, MD Looks at Added Sugars and Obesity

Michael Omidi, MD discusses a new petition to limit the amount of added sugars in beverages. Do added sugars deserve all of the blame that they receive for obesity? The consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest recently submitted a petition to the FDA asking them to not only identify a safe level [...]

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Michael Omidi, MD on New Benefits of Vegetarian Diet

Michael Omidi, MD discusses the new benefits of maintaining a vegetarian diet. According to new studies from Oxford University a vegetarian diet may help to reduce heart disease.  While many choose a vegetarian or vegan diet because of their beliefs relating to animal cruelty, the majority of people now choose a vegetarian diet due to [...]

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Dr. Michael Omidi, MD – Common Flu Myths and Misconceptions

Dr. Michael Omidi reports on the common flu myths and misconceptions that surround the influenza season. With so many people suffering from the flu this season there have been many articles in the media discussing what you should and shouldn’t do during the flu season. This can lead to many misconceptions about the flu, what [...]

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Brain Injuries and Professional Sports by Dr. Michael Omidi MD

Dr. Michael Omidi, MD covers the recent study of chronic brain trauma in professional athletes and the resulting disorders. Even though it seems as though football and hockey players are completely encased in protective gear, it may not be enough to stave off permanent damage from repeated head trauma, according to a recent study. A study [...]

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Dr. Michael Omidi On More Teens Turning to Protein

Dr. Michael Omidi looks at recent studies that imply that teenagers are taking more dietary supplements than ever before. Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the effects that this is having on teenagers, including how it may be leading to other dangerous behaviors just to bulk up. Adolescence is a difficult age for any teenager that is [...]

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Julian Omidi on Free Health Care Initiative in Sierra Leone

Julian Omidi contributes to the Omidi, MD site to discuss positive news regarding free health initiatives in Sierra Leone. Julian Omidi is excited to share this good news with the readers of Omidi, MD. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a bit of good news with you. As usual, however, good news doesn’t mean [...]

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