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December 13, 2011

Panel recommends cholesterol testing for all kids

In June I told you in this blog that “all children should be screened for high cholesterol when they’re 9 to 11 years old according to […]
December 13, 2011

Sweetened beverage consumption associated with hypertension risk

MedPage Today reports, “Consuming beverages flavored with either sugar or artificial sweeteners was associated with a higher risk of developing hypertension,” according to research presented at […]
December 12, 2011

Zinc for the common cold—not if, but when

A new Cochrane Review finds that zinc supplementation CAN reduce the duration and severity of a cold SOME, but ONLY if it’s started early on.
December 11, 2011

Busted: Top five flu myths

‘Tis the season for colder weather, impending family gatherings, holiday preparations … and sick days caused by colds and the flu. Along with flu season comes the […]
December 11, 2011

Cold and Flu Old Wives’ Tales Debunked

Was mom’s stay-well advice right? Don’t go out with wet hair. Rest. Cover your mouth when you cough.
December 9, 2011

Simple lifestyle changes dramatically cut risk for type 2 diabetes

USA Today reported, “Making just ONE key lifestyle change can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by roughly one-third.”
December 9, 2011

Whole grain consumption reduces colorectal cancer risk

MedPage Today reports, “Individuals eating three daily servings of whole grains had a significantly, though modestly, lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to pooled data from nearly […]
December 8, 2011

Chicken pox vaccine dramatically reduces death rates

The Wall Street Journal reports in “Aches & Claims” that the Varivax chicken pox vaccine has reduced mortality by 88%, according to a study published in Pediatrics.
September 10, 2009

The AMA says “Comprehensive Sex Ed Said to Have Most Impact.” Baloney.

An AMA report says abstinence should be one part – but not the only one – of teaching kids about sexual activity. Are they correct, or […]
September 11, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 2 – The Costs of Abnormal Labor

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter […]
September 13, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 5 – What Causes Sickness?

Theologians tell us that, in one sense, from a Biblical perspective, all sickness has its ultimate origin in sin because human suffering stems from the fall […]
September 14, 2009

Vaccine Myth #2: Vaccines Don’t Work

This is the second entry in a series from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child. Probably the best recent example of the positive […]
September 14, 2009

Retail medical clinics offer low-cost care at similar quality to physicians’ offices

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that “retail clinics provide less costly treatment than physician offices or urgent care centers for […]
September 14, 2009

Parents Unnecessarily Wary of 2009 H1N1 Vaccine for Children

Many younger parents are wary of the 2009 H1N1 (Swine flu) vaccine for their children. They need not be.
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