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July 7, 2011

Life expectancy has fallen in hundreds of US counties

In my 2005 book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I published this the then shocking statement, “If we don’t get […]
July 6, 2011

Short-term HRT may be safe for menopause symptoms

HealthDay reported, “Treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if tailored to an individual woman’s needs, appears to be safe during menopause, according to a report released […]
July 5, 2011

New guidelines for sunscreen

The Food and Drug Administration’s long-awaited announcement of significant changes to sunscreen labeling was widely reported both by television and print media. The changes will empower us, […]
July 5, 2011

Is the birth control pill an abortifacient?

A “pro-life advocate from the Philippines,” who has quoted my research on the “post-fertilization” (abortifacient) effect of the birth control pill (BCP) in one of the […]
July 4, 2011

A walk with Fido is good for your health

A summertime walk in the park with Fido counts toward one’s daily exercise regimen, and one which benefits both you and your four-legged best friend according […]
July 3, 2011

America IS something to celebrate

A recent Bloomberg poll found that just 26% of Americans fell the country is on the right track, while a whopping 66% fell it is on […]
July 3, 2011

Practice Safe Grilling

Many of us will be grilling this July 4th holiday weekend, therefore, it’s a good time for some reminders about how to protect yourself and your […]
July 1, 2011

How to find the right doctor

On the road to becoming highly healthy, I recommend each person have a personal physician to serve as their health care coach. Usually I recommend a […]
October 21, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 6 – Does physical punishment make the child angry at the parent?

Opposition to parents spanking their children has been growing significantly in elite circles over the past few years. And, my blogs on spanking are among the […]
October 21, 2009

Choosing a Safe Halloween Costume

It’s that time of year — when the stores are chock-full of skeletons, ghosts, zombies and other youthful disguises. How can you choose a costume that […]
October 21, 2009

You child wants a pet turtle? Just say no!

Despite a long-standing federal ban on the sale of small turtles, the reptiles continue to be sold in the U.S. and to make owners, usually young […]
October 22, 2009

New Swine Flu Website from the AMA looks terrific

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just today unveiled a new Web site for patients like you who want to learn more about the 2009 H1N1 (Swine) […]
October 22, 2009

Does elderberry fruit extract block the influenza virus? It may!

According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, (an subscription-based, independent, evidence-based, and highly trustworthy website that I highly recommend), “extracts of elderberry seem to block replication of […]
October 23, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 7 – Procedures

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 […]
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