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July 12, 2010

Should some kids take fish oil supplements?

This last April I blogged on the topic, “Should Kids take Fish Oil Supplements?” and concluded, “… most kids don’t need fish oil supplements.” However, for […]
July 12, 2010

Regular teeth brushing linked to healthier hearts

Your mom told you to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Now comes another study proving mom right. Long-time readers know that in at […]
July 11, 2010

My Family, or the Poor?

In times of economic difficulty, charitable organizations and faith communities all report a significant drop off in giving. I know that at our Mission Medical Clinic, […]
July 9, 2010

Is milk from grass-fed cows more heart-healthy?

Reuters Health has a report I thought you might find interesting. It’s based upon a new study answering the question, “If milk does the heart good, […]
July 9, 2010

Study: Shark cartilage does not help patients with lung cancer

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that shark cartilage may not benefit patients with lung cancer, according to a study published in the Journal […]
July 9, 2010

GAO study reveals contaminants in herbal supplements

Today I’m in Orlando, Florida, where I’ll be speaking to the Florida Academy of Family Physicians on this exact issue. And, I find that most of […]
July 7, 2010

Showing Gratitude for Partner’s Generosity Strengthens Bonds

When you do something for your romantic partner, is it the thought that counts? Yes, but a new study suggests something else matters: the return favor of […]
July 7, 2010

The Story of Anastasha – Part 1 (It will bless you!)

The Story of Anastasha – Part 1 (It will bless you!) One of the blessings of my life is being able to serve as a Visiting […]
July 19, 2010

The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 3

Thanks to Dr. Steiner and Kate for thoughtful and encouraging comments on Part 2 of Anastasha’s story. You can find their comments here. I’m hoping others […]
July 21, 2010

Low immunization rates linked to epidemic spread of whooping cough

Barb, my wife, reported to me that friends who are expecting a baby very soon, have informed those who may be visiting or caring for the […]
July 21, 2010

Study indicates separate MMR, chickenpox shots may be safer

I hope you’re not getting too tired of all the vaccine-related blogs of today and Monday. Not to worry, on Friday I’ll post several blogs for […]
July 21, 2010

Parents who refuse vaccines put other people’s children in harm’s way

For quite some time, I’d warned parents that not vaccinating their children is not only potentially harmful (or fatal) to their children, but also the children […]
July 23, 2010

Poll: Too many Americans not using sunscreen

Even as summer temperatures soar, Americans are turning a cold shoulder to sunscreen, according to a poll released recently. According to a report in Reuters Health: Only […]
July 23, 2010

No evidence sunscreen use promotes skin cancer

On the NBC Nightly News (May 25, 2010), NBC medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman, MD, discussed sunscreen use, disputing a charge made by an environmental group that […]
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