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[display_podcast] Dr Walt on "Central Florida's Morning News with Jim Turner" Newstalk 580 WDBO   Orlando Listen Live every Wednesday morning at 8:45 at www.wdbo.com
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New Technologies May Ease Pain for Migraine Sufferers

General Health, Health Headlines
Fox News is reporting on studies presented Friday at the American Headache Society’s annual meeting in Boston suggesting that new technologies may lead to promising treatments for sufferers of migraine headaches. One study found that stimulating the back of the head with a handheld magnetic device – at the onset of a migraine – reduced migraine pain significantly. Another study found that stimulating the occipital nerve with an implanted device would relieve patients who don’t respond to conventional treatments. My Take? (more…)
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Half of Obese Kids Have Metabolic Syndrome

Children's Health, Health Headlines, Heart Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
WebMD is reporting findings by University of Miami researchers showing that by age 12 to 14, half of obese children have metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that predicts heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Even at ages 8 to 11, as many as 9.5% of obese children already have metabolic syndrome. That means they have at least three of these risk factors: abnormally large waist size, high blood-sugar levels, low levels of HDL "good" cholesterol, high blood fat levels, and high blood pressure . My Take? (more…)
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Professor Says Women Use Birth Control Pill Wrong, Resulting in Abortions

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Marriage and Family Health, Woman's Health
LifeNews.com is reporting the comments of a Princeton University professor who says women are not using birth control pills correctly and the misuse is resulting in pregnancies and abortions that wouldn't otherwise occur. Professor James Trussell says about 8 percent of women who use the birth control pill become pregnant annually and get abortions because they don't take the pills faithfully. My Take? (more…)
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Men who are Active at Church are Better Husbands, Dads

General Health, Health Headlines
Christian communities continue to report happier marriages, fewer divorces, and better fathers, according to a report from the Institute for American Values, quoted at CitizenLink.org. The report shows 65 percent of men who attend church regularly and are involved in ministry activities enjoy happier and more stable marriages than their secular peers. In addition, religious fathers are more likely to devote time and attention to their children. My Take? (more…)
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‘Silent Strokes’ Strike One in 10 Healthy People

General Health, Health Headlines, Heart Health
HealthDay News is reporting that if you're an older American with no major health problems, chances are about one in 10 that you've had a stroke and didn't know it. It was probably not severe enough to cause recognizable symptoms, such as vision problems, facial weakness or trouble walking, but it was still a blockage of a brain artery, and it reduced your thinking powers just a bit. My Take? (more…)
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‘One egg’ IVF strategy launched

Bioethics, Children's Health, Health Headlines, Marriage and Family Health, Woman's Health
According to the BBC, fertility experts in Great Britain have called for a dramatic cut in the number of twins born after IVF treatment. IVF clinics in the UK will be expected to reduce the number of multiple births from a national average of one in four to 10% over the next three years. It will mean increasing the proportion of women who have a single embryo transferred back into their womb. My Take? (more…)
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Adult Stem Cells Treat Lung Disease

Bioethics, Health Headlines
CitizenLink.org is reporting that two Canadians have been injected with a genetically modified version of their own adult stem cells in an attempt to cure pulmonary hypertension, a rare, debilitating lung disease. The procedure, which has successfully cured rats with pulmonary hypertension, has halted the progress of the disease in the patients. The first patient, who has had the disease for 13 years, is reporting no ill effects from the treatment and has seen her condition improve. My Take? (more…)
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Health Care Providers Told Their Faith is Irrelevant

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Marriage and Family Health
According to a report on CitizenLinke.org, the Supreme Court in California recently heard a case that pitted homosexual rights against religious freedom. At the center of the case was a lesbian who sued two doctors who declined to provide in vitro fertilization (IVF). The doctors were concerned about conducting IVF for someone who would be a single parent. Even though they referred the lesbian to another fertility doctor and offered to pay for any extra cost, the court is likely to rule against the freedom of the doctors to follow their consciences. My Take? (more…)
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