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October 18, 2011

FDA increasing scrutiny of sexual enhancement supplements

Walk into almost any convenience store or gas station and you’ll find pills that promise better sex. Some of these supplements that promise a libido boost have […]
October 18, 2011

Hormone therapy benefits the hearts of younger menopausal women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Healthy women who go through menopause naturally may lower their risk of heart disease if they take hormone […]
October 17, 2011

Fish consumption linked to reduced risk of stroke

According to a study published in the journal Stroke, individuals who consume fish on a few occasions weekly may face a lower risk of suffering a […]
October 16, 2011

Study finds chondroitin improves pain and function in patients with arthritis

A prescription-grade formulation of chondroitin sulfate (Condrosulf) helped improve pain and function in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand, according to a single-center randomized study of […]
October 16, 2011

SpongeBob in hot water from study of 4-year-olds

The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and […]
October 14, 2011

Study suggests NSAIDs raise risk of miscarriage

A new Canadian study will change my care of and advice to women who are pregnant: Do NOT take NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, and others) while you […]
October 14, 2011

Study: Unborn babies can differentiate touch, pain in womb

A new study from England finds unborn children have the capacity to differentiate touch from pain in the womb and they are able to do so […]
October 13, 2011

Weight Watchers more effective than advice from a doctor

Readers know of my fondness for the Weight Watchers program, and that I highly recommend it. Now I have another reason to do so.
August 11, 2009

It’s time for civility in the healthcare reform debate, especially from the intolerant left

The ongoing debate over the current White House health-care plan has been revealing an ugly dark side of the current administration. We now see that behind […]
August 11, 2009

White House Reality Check Web Site Doesn’t Dispute Abortion in Health Care Plan

President Barack Obama’s administration has released a new web site to supposedly debunk the myths opponents are using to criticize the Congressional health care proposals he […]
August 12, 2009

Television Viewing Linked to Blood Pressure Increases in Children

In the past I’ve discussed the studies showing that the more screen time kids have (TV, Internet, video games, cell phone), the more likely they are […]
August 12, 2009

10 Reasons Married Women May Not Have A Satisfying Sex Life

Are you married and yet find that your sexual relationship with your spouse has fallen off or is non-existent? Well, you’re not alone. Men and women […]
August 13, 2009

Under Obamacare bureaucrats would play God

In my blog of three days ago, “One side says no ‘death panel’ in health care bill,” I showed you an Associated Press story that blasted […]
August 13, 2009

Surgical techniques may help alleviate migraines

When I first read the medical headlines saying that there was a surgery in which 83% of the patients reported at least a 50 percent reduction […]
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