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August 22, 2011

Egg allergy no longer a contraindication to influenza vaccination

MedPage Today reported, “Having an egg allergy is no longer a contraindication to influenza vaccination, according to new guidance for the upcoming flu season from the […]
August 21, 2011

CDC: Flu vaccine is out and it’s for almost everyone

It’s time for your influenza vaccine. This week I’ll be sharing a number of blogs on the flu vaccine, especially for healthcare professionals, children, and pregnant […]
August 21, 2011

Flu shots in pregnancy help newborns

When pregnant women receive an influenza vaccination they might be providing protection that extends to their babies after they are born, researchers found in a recent […]
August 18, 2011

Vaccinations should be required

In an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, Author David Ropeik writes that the government should regulate and require vaccination.
August 18, 2011

Rising Costs Complicate Vaccine Guidelines

The group that advises the U.S. government on vaccination thinks some new vaccines may NOT be worth the cost.
August 17, 2011

US government declares marijuana of no use medically

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation’s capital to treat a range of illnesses, but a […]
August 16, 2011

Survey: 38 million US adults turning to alternative therapies

WebMD reported,  “Most Americans believe that prescription medications are the most effective treatments for many common illnesses, but a Consumer Reports survey of more than 45,000 […]
August 16, 2011

For frequent UTIs, antibiotics work better than cranberries

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “women who have recurrent urinary tract […]
November 6, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 9 – Preparation

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 […]
November 6, 2009

TV watching is linked to aggression in kids. You think?

A new study confirms many others: the more TV a 3-year-old watches, the more likely he or she is to behave aggressively.
November 10, 2009

You think practicing medicine in the U.S. is tough? I hope you’ll pray for these missionaries.

A long-time friend who is a medical missionary has sent me a note from a colleague, Dr. Greg Shank, an Adventist missionary surgeon who, with his […]
November 10, 2009

What are the facts about cow’s, goat’s, soy, almond, rice, and hemp milk?

Poring over facts about milk: cow’s, goat’s, soy, almond, rice and hemp http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-milk19-2009oct19,0,486524,full.story Full-fat, low-fat or skim? Used to be, there weren’t many choices to make […]
November 10, 2009

Vegetarian diet said to be safe at all ages according to a new study

A debate among physicians and dieticians has been swirling for a number of years about the safety of vegan or vegetarian diets, especially in adolescents and […]
November 10, 2009

Low carb, high-fat diet negatively affects mood

There’s a new study out that compares dieters eating food high in carbohydrates and low on fat with those on a low-carb, high-fat regime similar to […]
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