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November 9, 2011

‘Screen-free’ environment best for toddlers

Babies and toddlers should learn and get their entertainment from play, NOT from TV screens, computer displays, or video games, according to a new policy statement […]
November 8, 2011

Chocolate reduces stroke risk

After so many recent blogs with negative news about your health risks, I thought you’d enjoy a positive one … chocolate reduces stroke risk!
November 8, 2011

30% of SAMe supplements fail to pass testing

Dietary supplements containing SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) can be effective in treating osteoarthritis as well as depression and mood disorders, but only 7 out of ten SAM-e supplements […]
November 7, 2011

Vitamin studies spell confusion

The alphabet soup of vitamin studies making headlines in the last few weeks has left more than one head spinning, and most clinicians scrambling for answers. […]
November 6, 2011

Some supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women

More than half of American adults take dietary supplements. Now a major new study finds that supplements either do no good or increase the risk of dying […]
November 6, 2011

Vitamin E increases prostate cancer risk

The last few days, I’ve blogged several times about prostate cancer screening. While we’re on the topic, I thought you’d be interested in knowing that a […]
November 4, 2011

The PSA debate. What am I telling my patients?

I’ve posted several blogs on the raging debate about the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) recommendation concerning the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test and […]
November 4, 2011

PSA screening for prostate cancer. The debate continues.

ABC World News reported, “An earthquake in the debate over men and prostate cancer” regarding a “simple blood test called a PSA. Twenty million men use […]
October 29, 2009

Do You Want the Federal Government Paying for All Abortions?

Just moments ago, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi revealed the federal healthcare “reform” bill that pro-abortion legislators have been working on behind closed doors. In […]
October 31, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 7 – Norway

In the midst of our national debate about healthcare reform, people on both sides of the debate seem to pick and choose among the facts and […]
October 31, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 8 – Patience

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 […]
October 31, 2009

Suplements for Colds or the Flu. What works? What does not?

Demand continues to rise for supplements for colds and flu … despite the lack of hard evidence for most of them. However, some may work. Find […]
November 2, 2009

Christian Medical Association Labels House Healthcare Bill an “Overdose” That Threatens Patient-Physician Relationship

The 16,000-member Christian Medical Association, the nation’s largest faith-based associaation of physicians, today said that the 2,000-page healthcare overhaul bill (HR 3962) introduced in the House […]
November 3, 2009

No Science to Back Actress Somers’ Potentially Harmful Menopause Advice

Miserable in menopause, Elizabeth Alsgaard pondered an awful choice: Drenching hot flashes or hormone therapies that might raise the risk of cancer. What former actress Suzanne […]
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