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January 12, 2012

Carbohydrate-rich foods linked to increased breast cancer risk

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “increased carbohydrate intake was associated with a higher rate of breast cancer recurrence in survivors of the disease,” […]
January 12, 2012

Kids’ cereals loaded with sugar

Most children’s cereals do NOT meet proposed federal guidelines for food marketed to kids, according to a report from Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research […]
January 11, 2012

FDA, FTC warn companies to stop selling HCG diet products

The AP reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to seven companies, ordering them “to stop selling an unproven weight loss remedy that […]
January 11, 2012

Mammograms really do reduce breast cancer deaths

HealthDay reports, “Women who get routine mammograms can lower their risk of dying from breast cancer by nearly half,” according to a Dutch study published in Cancer […]
January 10, 2012

Most US presidents exceed their life expectancy

The CBS Evening News reported, “Excluding the four Presidents who were assassinated, most of America’s Chief Executives have exceeded their life expectancy,” according to a research letter […]
January 10, 2012

Newer antidepressants all about equally effective, research suggests

HealthDay reports, “Newer antidepressants seem to be about as effective as one another,” according to a meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and funded by […]
January 9, 2012

Diets rich in antioxidants linked to reduced stroke risk

HealthDay reports, “Diets rich in antioxidants from fruits, vegetables and whole grains appear to lower a woman’s odds for a stroke, even if she has a […]
January 9, 2012

Cranberry juice reduces recurrent UTIs in children

Reuters reports for children who have been treated for a urinary tract infection (UTI), drinking cranberry juice every day may reduce the number of recurrent infections.
July 23, 2009

Since an unborn child cannot live independent of its mother, is it life?

Here the second part of a discussion I’m having with a family physician who is wrestling with extremely important questions about the value of the unborn […]
July 24, 2009

Health Myth #9: “Insurers cover less today than they did in the past.”

This is the ninth and last in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 24, 2009

New Analysis of the Myth: “46 Million Americans Without Health Insurance”

Advocates for expanding taxpayer-subsidized health insurance through Universal Health and their allies in the press, repeat this 46 million number constantly. Let us walk through the statistics […]
July 27, 2009

Two dietary supplements used by high school athletes contain illegal and dangerous steroids

Two over-the-counter dietary supplements that anti-doping officials say are popular among high school football players contain steroids, according to court papers filed by federal authorities. More […]
July 27, 2009

Obesity rate in preschoolers may have finally leveled off!

Finally a good news story about the childhood obesity epidemic. An analysis published in the July 24 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicated […]
July 27, 2009

The Lincolnian View of Abortion – Part 1

Once upon a time, I did an ethics paper on “The Lincolnian View of Abortion.” I took all of the Lincoln-Douglas, and simply substituted the word […]
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