November 21, 2014

John Swartzberg, M.D.

Dr. Swartzberg is an internist with 26 years of clinical experience and a specialist in infectious disease. He has been Chair of the Editorial Board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter since 2001. He is Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He was the coauthor of the Complete Home Wellness Handbook (2001).


  • Sitting Not So Pretty
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    Sitting Not So Pretty

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Sometimes it's hard to follow advice to exercise more. But just making an effort to sit less, by itself, can be beneficial. Accumulating evidence suggests that reducing sitting time may be nearly as beneficial as increasing activity time.

  • Mayor's Mission Helps Health
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    Mayor's Mission Helps Health

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City left office last January, but his public health initiatives live on—not just in the Big Apple, but also in other cities and states and even other countries. Was he a great reformer or a nanny-in-residence?

  • Disheartening Dental News
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    Disheartening Dental News

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Studies have shown that people with gum disease are at increased risk for heart disease, leading some researchers, dentists and doctors to suggest that treating gum disease and good oral hygiene can help protect the heart. True?