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March 19, 2011

Moderate exercise delays age-related memory decline

Studies show, and my experience with my patients concurs, that people, as they age, fear memory loss, in general, and Alzheimer’s, in particular, even more than […]
March 19, 2011

Chilled caps may help cancer patients avoid extensive hair loss

In a recent blog, “Scalp cooling may help patients undergoing chemotherapy save their hair,” I told you about women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who are trying […]
March 19, 2011

What to do with the two vitamin D guidelines?

As we’ve discussed in a number of past blogs, many adults are deficient in vitamin D, placing them at elevated risk for fracture, frequent falls, and […]
March 16, 2011

Americans have nothing to fear from Japan’s nuclear crisis — or don’t go buy potassium iodide tablets today

I’ve been sent a number of email notes from physicians in the U.S. advising their friends and patients to immediately buy potassium iodine tablets in case […]
March 16, 2011

A natural medicine combo to treatment insomnia seems too good to be true

A combination of melatonin, zinc, and magnesium has been shown to be safe and effective in treating insomnia in older men and women, but the results […]
March 16, 2011

Power Balance admits no science behind wristbands

In a past blog, A Skeptical Look at Power Balance Products, I told you that I felt the Power Balance bracelet, that many of you were […]
March 14, 2011

Younger children with regular sleep schedules less likely to be obese, research suggests

If you hate enforcing bedtime with your kids, here’s another good reason why you should. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that younger […]
March 14, 2011

Do you suffer from dry eyes?

According to the experts at the Prescriber’s Letter, “TheraTears Nutrition is becoming a popular supplement for people with dry eyes. It contains omega-3 fatty acids from […]
February 16, 2010

Acupuncture found lacking for fibromyalgia

Reuters Health is reporting on a new study examining the treatment of fibromyalgia with acupuncture. Indeed, acupuncture may provide some temporary pain relief for people with […]
February 16, 2010

Herbals and Heart Health

The folks at Natural Standard recently sent out a notice of a significant review in the cardiology literature on the potential interactions between herbs and heart […]
February 17, 2010

Poll Shows Majority of Americans Say Abstinence Effective, Want Parents Involved

Abstinence-only program helps kids postpone sex A new Rasmussen poll shows a majority of Americans believe abstinence education programs are effect and a commanding majority would […]
February 17, 2010

What to Do When Heart Disease Hurts Your Sex Life

This article, from Health.com, will be, I would think, very helpful for married couples where one or both spouses has cardiovascular disease. It answers a number […]
February 17, 2010

Sexual satisfaction is a complex process that vexes many women and their doctors

Continuing our Valentine’s Day theme of sexual satisfaction in marriage, I thought you might find this article from the Washington Post of interest. It’s penned by Daphne […]
February 20, 2010

Farmed or wild fish: Which is healthier?

CNN has a nice report about a question that I’m often asked, “Which is healthier — farmed or wild fish?” These days, it’s hard to know […]
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