November 29, 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 Science of Happiness
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    The Science of Happiness

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Happiness has long been a subject of systematic study by economists and policy makers in the health field, as well as sociologists and psychologists. And there may be a strong relationship between health and happiness.

  • Mercury in Dental Amalgam
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    Mercury in Dental Amalgam

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Dental amalgam is a mixture of copper, silver, tin and zinc with mercury added for strength and durability. This last component never ceases to raise concerns about consumer health.

  • Not So Sweet News
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    Not So Sweet News

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Americans eat too much sugar, which has been a major player in the obesity epidemic. On average, we consume about 90 grams (22 teaspoons) of added sugar a day—providing 360 calories—more than one-third from soft drinks.