Author Archives: Alan Leibowitz

Alan Leibowitz

About Alan Leibowitz

Alan I. Leibowitz, MD, FACP, is chief academic officer at Banner Health and oversees all medical education residency programs at Banner Health’s Arizona facilities.

This “D” Makes The Grade For Good Health: How Vitamin D Can Help Keep The Doctor Away

Vitamins for health

When it comes to good health, there’s one D that is vital to your health — vitamin D. It helps our body absorb and use calcium to build and maintain bones and teeth, and interacts with our immune system, muscle and nerves to maintain our health. As we age, our risk of osteoporosis (bone thinning)… Read More →

‘Good Old Days’ Of Medicine Are Best As Fond Memories: New Technologies Are Helping All Patients

Modern Medicine

It’s not unusual to occasionally hear people refer to the good old days when doctors made house calls, or they might wax nostalgic about TV’s Marcus Welby, M.D., whose main character came across as the perfect embodiment of medicine. There’s no denying that the 1960s and ‘70s were simpler times in many ways, but for… Read More →

Fitness Exercise Guru Jack Lalanne Epitomized A Healthy Lifestyle — And You Can, Too

Living healthy

Having demonstrated his strength by pulling a locomotive with his teeth, Jack LaLanne left no doubt about the benefits of his daily exercise and diet routine. LaLanne, who passed away recently at the age of 96 years young, was ahead of his time in not only promoting, but also performing and teaching proper exercise, strength… Read More →

Hospitalists Provide Focused Care During Your Hospital Stay

A hospitalist’s professional focus is caring for patients in the hospital.

An overnight (or longer) stay in the hospital can be scary and stressful. The new surroundings, medical terminology and encountering new faces and medical devices are confusing enough, let alone keeping track of which doctor is working with the health care team taking care of you. Over the past several years, there has been a… Read More →

Listen To Mother: Eat Your Vegetables And Reduce Your Diabetes Risk

Food Basket

Eat your vegetables. Your grandma said it, your mom said it — even Popeye said it — and now your doctor should be saying it regularly as well. A new analysis of existing research suggests that eating more green, leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Why is this important?… Read More →