Daily Archives: June 18, 2008

“The Russert Effect”: Docs Report Surge in Appointments

ABC News is reporting a phenomena that family physicians around the country are reporting to me: Tim Russert’s death Friday from sudden cardiac arrest may have hit a nerve deeper than sadness. Russert’s death may have lead some to fear … Continue reading

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FDA Cracks Down On Unproved Cancer Cures

The AP is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on teas, supplements, creams, and other products that falsely claim to cure, treat, or prevent cancer, even though they are not agency-approved drugs. All are available … Continue reading

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‘Big Breakfast’ Diet Helps Shed Pounds

WebMD is reporting a study showing that eating a 600-calorie breakfast rich in carbohydrates and protein helps dieters lose more weight long term than eating a modest breakfast and following a lower-carb eating plan.

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Another Study Suggests Planned Parenthood at Fault in Abortion Drug Deaths

LifeNews is reporting a study that suggests Planned Parenthood is at fault in the deaths of women in the United States from the abortion drug RU 486. The abortion business had been telling women to use the drug in a … Continue reading

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Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough

HealthDay News is reporting a suggestion from British experts that for patients over 50, doctors tracking hypertension may only need to monitor systolic blood pressure (the upper number of the blood pressure), while ignoring diastolic blood pressure (the lower number).

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New Pharmacies Protect Life

CitizenLink is reporting that pro-life pharmacies are opening across the country to protect the religious beliefs of their pharmacists. The pharmacies choose not to stock certain contraceptives. Some also refuse to sell tobacco and pornography.

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The False Claim That Barack Obama Opposes Abortion

LifeNews reports that Catholic Professor Douglas Kmiec is making the false claim that Barack Obama is pro-life on abortion. Kmiec wrote on Obama’s position on abortion in an editorial that appears in Monday’s Chicago Tribune and he discusses the recent meeting Obama … Continue reading

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Whether You Use ‘Conception’ or ‘Fertilization,’ Human Life Has a Clear Beginning

Life News is carrying an interesting debate about whether pro-lifers should use the word “conception” or “fertilization” to describe the beginning of human life. On one side of the debate is my friend, Jack Willke, M.D., the president of Life Issues … Continue reading

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Vaccine Myth #10: Vaccines, If Administered during the First Two Years of Life, Can Cause Diabetes

One researcher claimed that infants immunized with one dose of Hib vaccine at twenty-four months of age were less likely to get diabetes than if they received four doses of the Hib vaccine (at three, four, six, and eighteen months … Continue reading

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