Fitness, Health and Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article Easing Fears About a Common Cold Treatment

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, calms nerves about recent neti pot death scare.

NEW YORK, NY – January 12, 2012Dr. Veronica Anderson, social media medicine expert and Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, recently published an article on her website critically discussing the fact that people typically adopt the lifestyle habits of those around them. The article, titled “To Neti or Not to Neti” puts the amoeba scare into perspective and advises users not to quit.

Dr. Anderson writes, “How do you spell relief? N-E-T-I P-O-T. People either love it or hate it… this allergy, cold and sinus treatment is never in the grey area. Many a runny nose and congested sinus has been cured by the small plastic genie-in-a-bottle water spout. For those brave enough to try it, the loyalty runs strong. But recent publicity, however, has shed some negative light on the miracle cold curer. Louisiana state health officials have warned about potential dangers of using tap water for sinus irrigation after two patients died of Naegleria fowleri infection because of this little plastic pot.”

“Okay people. The truth is that there is no need for alarm. Keep using your neti pots. According to the Medical News report, ‘N. fowleri infection is rare in the U.S. — only 32 cases have been documented from 2001 to 2010, according to the CDC website.’ Generally when we see cases like this, there is more to the story than there appears to be at first. Often, there is some some type of situation or underlying pre-existing condition that made these people higher risk than the general population,” reports Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the Real World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the Real World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

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