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May 18, 2010

Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement

In my book 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I talk about “avoiding loneliness like the plague.” (more information on the […]
May 18, 2010

Major medical organization endorses active surveillance for large numbers of prostate cancer patients

The Chicago Tribune reported that “for the first time,” active surveillance is “being  endorsed for large numbers of men by a major medical organization: the National Comprehensive […]
May 17, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #10 – Florence Day #2

Buono journo, friends and vicarious travelers.  And, we hope your sleep last night was better than ours! We didn’t rest so well last night for three […]
May 16, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #9 – Florence Day #1

We were awakened today, Sunday, May 16th, for our third bell cantata by the church bells in Vernazza. Packing and saying goodbye to our hosts, Andrea […]
May 15, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #8 – Cinque Terre Day #2

After I posted the blog last night, I was shutting down the computer, when who should come walking up to me but our three new friends […]
May 14, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #7 – Cinque Terre Day #1

Last night (Thursday, May 13), here in Vernazza, in the Cinque Terre of Italy, after writing you, we went to dinner at a place recommended by […]
May 13, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #6 – Venice to Cinque Terre

This morning, Thursday, May 13, we left Venice early (745 am), via water taxi to the train station and caught the bullet train to Milan. After […]
May 12, 2010

Most St. John’s Wort Supplements Fail Quality Tests

As I report in my best-selling book, Alternative Medicine: The claims, the options, the evidence, how to choose wisely, St. John’s wort can be a safe […]
November 6, 2010

Time change tonight offers chance to try to improve on slumber, experts say.

When you turn your clocks back an hour tonight, it might be a good opportunity to think about whether you’re getting enough sleep. The switch from Daylight […]
November 8, 2010

Southern Baptist Leader on Yoga: Not Christianity

Southern Baptist Seminary President, Al Mohler, is saying that seeking spirituality through yoga is NOT the Christian way. In fact, he’s calling for Christians to avoid yoga […]
November 8, 2010

Yoga: Should Christians Be Concerned?

Yoga is an alternative therapy that raises difficult questions for Christians. The physical and breathing exercises taught in yoga classes may improve general well-being. However, as […]
November 8, 2010

For Anastasha – A New Blog

This will be, for reasons that will be obvious in a moment, my last blog about little Anastasha, who touched so very, very many people during […]
November 10, 2010

For Healthcare Professionals Who Volunteer: You May Not Be Considered a Good Samaritan

As the Medical Director of a clinic for uninsured adults in Colorado Springs — Mission Medical Clinic, a clinic sponsored by over 100 churches and staffed […]
November 10, 2010

Gum Disease Treatment Recommended During Pregnancy

One of the joys for me in being a family physician is the honor I have had to attend the births of over 1500 of my […]
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