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November 10, 2008

Inexpensive blood test identifies people with a normal cholesterol at risk for heart attack, stroke – and a statin medicine may save lives and change preventive medicine

Whew! This is long title describing the remarkable results of a study, just announced at the American Heart Association’s meeting in New Orleans, which showed that […]
November 10, 2008

Questions and Answers on Bottled Water and How It Compares to Tap Water

Americans drank 9 billion gallons of bottled water last year, or slightly more than 29 gallons for every man, woman, and child in the country. They […]
November 7, 2008

U.S. News unveils ranking of health insurance plans (including Medicare)

U.S. News & World Report recently released its ranking of the top health insurance plans in the U.S. If you desire to be your own healthcare […]
November 7, 2008

Five steps to getting a second opinion online

In the past, I’ve blogged about how online services let patients seek a second opinion from home. Now, CNN Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, has written a […]
November 5, 2008

Vaccines: Separating fact from fiction

When it comes to the arguments about the safety of vaccines, what’s a worried mom to do? Between the scary claims about shots themselves and the […]
November 3, 2008

Study links teen pregnancy to sexy TV shows

A new report suggests that television may be playing a starring role in your child’s sex education. Exposure to some forms of TV is a corrupting […]
November 3, 2008

Your child’s lack of sleep is linked to their risk of obesity

When I published in my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, and on my SuperSized Kids Website, it shocked many […]
October 31, 2008

10 Ways to Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu

With winter cold comes the flu season, when more time spent indoors means more opportunities for the virus to spread. Some physicians who care for children […]
December 4, 2011

Study finds thyroid supplements may be dangerous

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports on a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association, which examined 10 brands of over-the-counter […]
December 4, 2011

Supplements for lactose intolerance vary dramatically in strength and cost

Can lactose-free milks and lactase enzyme supplements provide help to the millions of Americans with lactose intolerance. Yes! Absolutely! But, and this a BIG “but,” it […]
December 5, 2011

Drinking coffee associated with decreased skin cancer risk

The Los Angeles Times reports that according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, “drinking coffee […]
December 5, 2011

Christmas Season Sale – My Autographed Books

What better gift could you give a reader than an autographed book? Well, the folks at my on-line book store have just slashed the prices of […]
December 6, 2011

Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk

A study linking alcohol consumption to breast cancer risk garnered a significant amount of coverage, with all three national news broadcasts covering the story recently. The story […]
December 6, 2011

Alcohol and breast cancer … what am I telling my patients?

In a blog earlier today, “Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk,” I told you, “Less than a drink a day even a glass […]
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