August 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).


  • The Land of  Dr. Oz
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    The Land of Dr. Oz

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    On TV, Mehmet Oz suggests treatments for everything from endocrine disorders to cancer, and gives guidance about nutrition, weight loss, mental health and sexual health. Often that advice, especially when it comes from some of his guests, is dubious.

  • Virtual Colonoscopy
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    Virtual Colonoscopy

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Many people are attracted to "virtual" (or CT) colonoscopy because they dread the invasiveness of being "scoped." CT colonoscopy may sound like a great alternative, but is it?

  • Beyond Sadness
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    Beyond Sadness

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    The bereaved are often more resilient than predicted, frequently able to return to normal life on their own, however deep their grief may be. Work, friends and familiar situations and pastimes help.