Welcome to Contemporary Health

Robert Guthrie

This column and blog is our effort to increase the understanding of complicated health issues in our lives.  Our experience is that the understanding of such issues is woefully inadequate and some outlets fail in explaining the complicated science around many of the most current health stories.  It will be our design to present interesting and often complicated health questions in a way that the typical reader can understand clearly.  There are many issues popular with the public that are not substantiated by medical science that are important to discuss carefully and accurately.

A typical example would be the widely held assumption that taking a vitamin supplement will reduce a person's risk of serious disease.  Not only is that assumption not supported by any science, but recent studies question whether vitamin supplements may actually increase our risk of serious diseases.

So stay in touch with us as we undertake this effort.