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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.
October 12, 2011

Hormone therapy patches safer than pills?

As you may know from my previous blogs, millions of women looking to ease menopause symptoms turn to hormone replacement therapy (HRT)–also called hormone therapy (HT). […]
November 16, 2009

Study points to chewing gum as weight loss aid

The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/10/AR2009111001029.html reports that for anybody trying to lose weight, “taking up gum-chewing might not be a bad idea,” as “there’s actually a bit […]
November 16, 2009

Debate: Do calorie counts on fast-food menus gives diners pause?

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I suggest: “We believe Congress and state or local legislatures should require […]
November 16, 2009

Dark chocolate may lower stress hormone levels

Under the “it sounds too good to be true” category, comes a new study, concluding that “a dose of dark chocolate could cheer you right up […]
November 17, 2009

Readers ask about my response to the Zetia / Vytorin study that is all over the news

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues Some of you are wondering about my response to this news. First of all, you should know that I’m on Vytorin. My […]
November 18, 2009

New mammogram guidelines are spurring huge controversy

This controversy is receiving massive media coverage for the second consecutive day, and being covered on every major network — the controversy is swirling around the […]
November 18, 2009

Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes’ Hearts with EKGs

A very interesting new study may change my practice. I’ve been doing sports medicine for nearly 30 years, 10 of those as a volunteer physician with […]
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