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July 28, 2009

Iced Coffee Drinks Can Pack as Many Calories as an Entire Meal

Enjoying an iced coffee drink? Better skip dinner or hit the gym afterwards, with a cancer charity warning that some iced coffee drinks contain as many […]
July 28, 2009

Daily Glass of Orange Juice Is Heart Smart

An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, but orange juice may be good at the job, too. An antioxidant in orange juice […]
July 27, 2009

The Lincolnian View of Abortion – Part 1

Once upon a time, I did an ethics paper on “The Lincolnian View of Abortion.” I took all of the Lincoln-Douglas, and simply substituted the word […]
July 27, 2009

Obesity rate in preschoolers may have finally leveled off!

Finally a good news story about the childhood obesity epidemic. An analysis published in the July 24 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicated […]
July 27, 2009

Two dietary supplements used by high school athletes contain illegal and dangerous steroids

Two over-the-counter dietary supplements that anti-doping officials say are popular among high school football players contain steroids, according to court papers filed by federal authorities. More […]
July 24, 2009

New Analysis of the Myth: “46 Million Americans Without Health Insurance”

Advocates for expanding taxpayer-subsidized health insurance through Universal Health and their allies in the press, repeat this 46 million number constantly. Let us walk through the statistics […]
July 24, 2009

Health Myth #9: “Insurers cover less today than they did in the past.”

This is the ninth and last in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 23, 2009

Since an unborn child cannot live independent of its mother, is it life?

Here the second part of a discussion I’m having with a family physician who is wrestling with extremely important questions about the value of the unborn […]
July 10, 2011

ConsumerLab.com puts multivitamins to the test

Long-time readers know of my fondness for and (unpaid) endorsement of ConsumerLab.com, one of the two best companies that test natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) […]
July 11, 2011

Which vitamin D supplement boosts levels best — D2 or D3?

It turns out that vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) has the edge.
July 12, 2011

CDC: One in four high school students drinks soda daily

According to the results of a nationwide survey of over 11,000 high school students in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly […]
July 12, 2011

CDC: Most teens not getting enough aerobic activity

The CDC released a report of a nationwide survey of more than 11,000 high school students across the country, finding that only 15 percent get the minimum of […]
July 13, 2011

Reading with mom can boost a child’s kindergarten readiness

Home learning experiences such as reading books with parents can improve low-income preschool children’s readiness to start school, researchers say in a press report from Society […]
July 14, 2011

No evidence for Gripe water as treatment for infant colic

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Gripe waters have never been tested as remedies for colic” in babies.
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