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July 22, 2009

Health Myth #8: “Nationalized health care would not impact patient waiting times.”

This is the eighth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. And, it’s very interesting […]
July 22, 2009

Hormone therapy for menopause symptoms increases ovarian cancer risk. Should you worry?

I’ve received questions from women who are taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms who are wondering about a flurry of news reports this last week like […]
July 20, 2009

Health Myth #7: “The cost of uncompensated care for the uninsured significantly increases hospital costs.”

This is the seventh in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 20, 2009

Moderate Wine, Little Meat, Many Vegetables May Be Key Mediterranean Diet Items Linked to Longer Life

We know a Mediterranean diet is healthy and lengthens life. But, which items in this diet are most helpful? Well, finally, at study has teased out […]
July 20, 2009

The word “abortion” is NOT in the Bible. So, how can you be against it?

A friend of mine, a family physician, recently wrote this to me: “Nowhere in the Bible do I find any definition of when life begins; in […]
July 18, 2009

Doctors can help parents help their overweight kids lose weight

Many parents don’t have enough self-confidence to implement and enforce changes in their child’s behavior that will reduce the child’s risk of obesity, researchers from Harvard […]
July 18, 2009

Health Myth #6: “Government-run universal health care would increase the international competitiveness of U.S. companies.”

This is the sixth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 15, 2009

Twelve Home Remedies for Migraine Headaches

I found this excellent article on home remedies for migraine headaches — which impact more women than men. Several of these I use in my practice. […]
July 14, 2011

What natural medications may help infant colic?

An article published in the journal Pediatrics … notes that there is some ‘encouraging’ evidence that fennel extract and some herbal teas could relieve colic symptoms, but […]
July 17, 2011

IOM report outlines steps to prevent early childhood obesity

It’s no secret America has a weight problem, but in a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) revealed one in five children between the ages […]
July 17, 2011

Dad’s good parenting may help daughters avoid risky sex

The daughters of fathers with good parenting skills are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study finds.
July 18, 2011

Death, diabetes, and heart disease risk increase with only two hours of TV a day

In the past I’ve told you that children younger than two years of age should have NO screen time, while children over two should have less […]
July 19, 2011

Emergency medical care myths

In a Huffington Post report, Leigh Vinocur, M.D., debunked three emergency medical care myths. I must tell you that I believed each of these three “myths.” So, this […]
July 19, 2011

Long-term sedentary jobs linked to cancer risk

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, sedentary behaviors, particularly those that require minimal energy expenditure, may increase the risk of developing […]
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