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December 27, 2011

Abstinence programs credited with reducing teen sex rates

Abstinence education programs are being credited with the good news coming in a new report the CDC issued recently from the National Center for Health Statistics […]
December 26, 2011

Vibration platforms do not prevent bone loss in women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “whole-body vibration machines … fall short in […]
December 26, 2011

The benefits of ‘bright light therapy’ for depression

The New York Times reports, “For the millions of Americans who suffer from mild to severe winter blues – a condition called seasonal affective disorder, or […]
December 25, 2011

Patients’ own stem cells used to reverse heart damage

A story on research involving the use of stem cells to repair damaged hearts received a significant amount of coverage, particular on all of the network […]
December 25, 2011

Do nitric oxide supplements make muscles bigger and increase endurance?

Nitric oxide supplements are widely used for bodybuilding and athletic performance, but do they really work?
December 21, 2011

Small magnets hazardous to children

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission “are warning parents that high-powered magnets marketed as desk toys and stress relievers for adults can pose a deadly hazard […]
December 20, 2011

Choosing a toy? Think “Kid-Powered”

Kid-powered toys are those that offer open-ended chances for children to explore, imagine and play. It’s a good idea and here are the details in a […]
December 19, 2011

When buying toys, for kids’ sake, think toy safety

When buying toys for your children, there are a number of safety tips to keep in mind. Here are some good ones from a report from […]
June 17, 2009

Could ADHD medications cause sudden death in children?

A new study, published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry, concluded  that indicated that “the stimulants may be associated with sudden death.” If your child […]
June 17, 2009

AMA adopts new policy on anti-aging and bioidentical hormones

The American Medical Association (AMA) says there’s no scientific proof to back up the claims of anti-aging or so-called ‘bioidentical’ hormones. And, quite frankly, I have […]
June 19, 2009

Have Expired Medications? Don’t flush them away!

It’s not at all uncommon for people to flush unwanted or expired medications down the sink or toilet. However, more and more health groups say this […]
June 19, 2009

12 Ways to Live Longer

When I wrote my book, 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People, I included information on how people can make decisions that will affect the quantity and […]
June 22, 2009

If You Want to Get Fat, or Have Trouble Losing Weight, then Skip Breakfast

Skipping breakfast is a big no-no if you are trying to lose or maintain weight because it leads to high-calorie cravings later. Now researchers think they […]
June 22, 2009

Rear-Facing Car Seats Safest for Kids Up to Age 4

A new recommendation published in the British Medical Journal suggests that children up to the age of 4 are safest if placed in such seats when […]
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