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June 1, 2011

IF cell phones can cause brain cancer, what can you do to prevent it?

A new alert about the safety of cell phones and the possibility that they might be associated with cancer (brain cancer in particular) has been reported […]
June 1, 2011

Earpieces, but not ear shields, can minimize possible cancer risks from cell phones

Over the last 24 hours, experts have been coming out of the woodwork giving advice based upon the warning that microwave radiation from cell phones could […]
May 31, 2011

Children healthier in a two-parent home

Dr. Brad Wilcox, the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, recently offered an analysis of federal research that confirms what many […]
May 31, 2011

Parents’ fighting can even affect infants

The CNN “The Chart” blog reported that infants “exposed to their parents’ marital discord may be more likely to experience sleep issues during toddlerhood,” according to […]
May 30, 2011

Drinking coffee reduces breast cancer risk

After a long holiday weekend, some of you may need to have an extra cup of coffee to get this short week started. Well, good news, […]
May 30, 2011

Drinking coffee reduces prostate cancer risk

In the past there have been conflicting data on the health benefits and risks of drinking coffee — however, in general, the studies have been far […]
May 29, 2011

A Memorial Day Remembrance of My Dad: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

This weekend, many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at […]
May 29, 2011

Have a Safe Barbeque This Memorial Day

As grills around the country are fired up for Memorial Day, today and tomorrow, one food safety expert has advice on how to ensure your barbeque […]
March 3, 2010

Could being bored be bad for your health?

Can you really be bored to death? According to a report in USA Today, in a commentary to be published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in […]
March 3, 2010

Why is optimism is associated with health, pessimism with disease?

So, be honest: Is you life glass half-full or half-empty? I tend to be the former, and based upon the research I’m glad I have a […]
March 3, 2010

Could increasing your happiness reduce your risk of heart disease?

In a large, population-based study out of Europe, researchers found that an increased positive affect (happiness) was protective against a 10-year incidence of coronary heart disease. […]
March 5, 2010

TV Viewing Linked To Increased Heart Risk Factors In Young Adults

TV watching in early adulthood is linked to increase in risk factors for heart disease, researchers have just announced. They studied more than 5,600 men and […]
March 5, 2010

New analysis reasserts video games’ link to violence

An article in USA Today discusses a new review of 130 studies which “strongly suggests” playing violent video games increases aggressive thoughts and behavior and decreases […]
March 5, 2010

Don’t Count on DVDs to Improve Your Child’s Vocabulary

A new study shows that children who watched language-building DVDs over a six-week period did NOT have better linguistic skills than those who didn’t watch. Furthermore, the younger […]
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