The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post is a bi-monthly magazine published by The Benjamin Franklin Literary and Medical Society in Indianapolis, Ind. Founded in 1728, it's a general interest magazine with a focus on health. Its readership is the general population.

Articles from Vol. 276, No. 6, November-December

About Isaac Asimov
When I read Janet Asimov's book about her beloved husband, Isaac Asimov, I was saddened to learn that he died from complications of AIDS. (Book review, page 38.) In 1983. Isaac Asimov had triple bypass surgery in New York, performed by the best...
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Adult Fat Tissue for Cell Therapy
Mrs. Ronald Reagan Office of Ronald Reagan 11000 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024 Dear Mrs. Reagan. I am very sorry for your great loss on the passing of your husband and our beloved President and admire very much your commitment...
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Demystifying Stem Cells: A Serious Error in Semantics Is Causing a Tragic Misunderstanding. We Should Be Asking for "Blastocysts" for Medical Researchers. the Term "Embryonic" Should Be Abandoned!
"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." Bertrand Russell, "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish," Unpopular Essays (1950). Strictly speaking, a stem cell is derived...
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Dodging Macular Degeneration with Greens: When Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, This Innovative Minister's Wife Studied the Harvard Research and Began Entertaining with Her Own Spinach and Kale Recipes
The first time that I became aware of the words "macular degeneration" was when my parents were both diagnosed with the disease at approximately the same time. After living in Iowa for more than 65 years, they moved to Sun City, Arizona, where they...
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Don't Be Blind-Sighted by Glaucoma; the Best Defense against Glaucoma Is through Early Detection and Treatment
An interview with Dr. Darrell WuDunn The number one cause of preventable blindness, glaucoma was once inextricably linked to increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Pioneers in glaucoma research, however, disproved the assumption, after discovering...
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Don't Quash Exuberance; a Celebrated Researcher Explores the Emotion of Exuberance, and How the Innate Quality Fuels Man's Most Important Creative and Scientific Achievements
An interview with Kay Redfield Jamison. "Exuberance drives all of us to think and act in slightly different ways than we otherwise would do, to take risks we would not otherwise take, to tolerate pain and setbacks we might otherwise find incapacitating,"...
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Heart Health: Ask Dr. Zipes: A Noted Cardiologist Answers Your Questions
READER: Four months ago my heart at times would start racing. In the emergency room, the doctor gave me medicine in my vein that slowed my heartbeat, but the racing heart keeps coming back. The cardiologist told me that I have something called WPW....
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Letter from the Editor
We had a lengthy telephone interview with Dr. Isner, October 25, 2001. He was making predictions about the future of cell therapy. Very soon after that, the NIH granted $10 million for his good work injecting VEGF into the heart muscle. We were shattered...
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Putting the Brakes on Childhood Obesity: With Childhood Obesity Rates at an All-Time High, Health Experts Scramble for Successful Strategies to Address the Emerging Health Crisis
Across the nation, obesity is on the rise in both adults and children, taking a toll on our quality of life (and healthcare budget). More time in front of television and computer screens and less at play, coupled with increased caloric intake, are...
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Simple Rules for Investment Success: Savvy Investors Who Want to Improve Their Understanding of Financial Markets Can Tap into This Simple Set of Guidelines for Building Long-Term Success in the Stock Market
Although investing is a subtle and complicated endeavor, everyone can benefit from a simple set of rules and principles. One of my favorite portfolio managers, Thomas K. Brown, chief executive of Second Curve Capital, a New York hedge fund that specializes...
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Tackling Osteoarthritis: As Americans Age, the Risk of Developing the Most Common Form of Arthritis Increases, but Recent Research Is Opening the Door to a Better Understanding of the Disease and Its Treatment
An Interview with Dr. Kenneth Brandt The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis is muscling in on Americans. While the condition generally affects older people, dedicated athletes in the prime of life are also sidelined by the degenerative...
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The Healing Power of Song: "All Gloom and Heartache Melt Away; the Lust of Wealth, the Cares That Cling, Are All Forgotten While We Sing."
One of rile most successful songwriters in history was Martin Luther, the great 16th century religious reformer who sparked the Protestant Reformation. His biggest hit, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," is still as popular today as ever in churches around...
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The Importance of Cord Blood
Dear Dr. SerVaas: What is the importance of cord blood? My daughter is expecting a baby in the spring. How do we go about collecting cord blood? How can it be used for the child? How long does it last? We asked Dr. Marguerite Shepherd to reply...
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The Low-Down on Bad Cholesterol: New Guidelines Recommend That Millions of Americans Lower Cholesterol Levels to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke
How low is too low? With regard to bad cholesterol, the bar keeps dropping. Recent studies have shown that lowering cholesterol in people without heart disease greatly reduces their risk for heart attacks and cardiac-related death. This is true...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin
His enduring wisdom leads us 19 a higher appreciation of his genius. There's many witty men whose brains can't fill their bellies. Petty & Witty will wound if they hit ye. Genius without Education is like Silver in the Mine. Tho' Modesty...
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Tips for Vibrant Health and Beauty at Every Age
Wear Sunglasses Year Around During the winter months, UV rays from the sun may pose a greater threat to eye health than at any time of year. In many areas of the country, reflective surfaces such as snow and ice can increase UV exposure--and the...
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Water Pills and Night Sweats
Dear Dr. SerVaas: I take a water pill. Since starting on this pill, I have been having night sweats around my neck. The collar and front of my nightshirt sometimes gets so wet that I need to change shirts several times during the night. The diuretic...
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Why Your Doctor Might Quit; When You Next Need Your Doctor, Will Fears of Lawsuits and Intolerable Malpractice Insurance Fees Have Driven Him or Her out of Business?
There is a crisis putting American lives at risk. What is a crisis? It occurs when a pregnant woman is in labor and distress--and no obstetrician is available. Or when a nine-year-old boy has a head injury but there's no neurosurgeon remaining in his...
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