Poll Shows Sex within Marriage is Fulfilling (much more than sex out of marriage)

Health Headlines, Marriage and Family Health, Men's Health, Mental Health, Woman's Health
About 88 percent of married Americans say they are happy or reasonably content in their marriages. And three-quarters report that their sex lives are reasonably fulfilling. That's according to a new national poll of 1,001 married Americans commissioned by Parade magazine. My Take: (more…)
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Horny Goat Weed Shows Promise for Erectile Dysfunction, but products sold in the U.S. fail testing

Alternative Medicine, Health Headlines, Marriage and Family Health, Men's Health, Woman's Health
Erectile dysfunction is nothing to laugh about. But what if ED could be helped by an extract from a plant called horny goat weed? Horny goat weed and related herbs have purportedly been treatments for sexual dysfunction for years. Now scientists may be a step closer to discovering how compounds from horny goat weed may work. My Take? (more…)
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Christian Physicians Address President’s Council on Bioethics on Conscience Rights

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Medical Economics
Four Christian Medical Association members testified on September 12 before the President's Council on Bioethics on the issue of conscience rights in healthcare. These testimonies are, to me, very convincing and hopefully will help more and more of us support a healthcare professional's right to exercise his or her conscience when it comes to deeply-held religious or moral beliefs. Excerpts below: (more…)
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Top Public Health Official Urges Conscience Protections

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Medical Economics
Here is a thought-provoking Op-Ed by Admiral Joxel Garcia, MD, the assistant secretary for health with the Department of Health and Human Services, published in The Washington Times.  He begins, “There is no more sacred right than the right of conscience – the right to be guided by one's own cherished beliefs and morall convictions. In certain professional fields, like health care, questions of conscience are particularly likely to emerge. More of the editorial: (more…)
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Doctors’ body in Canada backs down on policy to rescind conscience rights

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Medical Economics
The National Post is reporting that the regulating body for Ontario physicians has backed off a controversial proposal that would have forced doctors to put aside their religious views when dealing with patients. Protests from the Ontario Medical Association and numerous religious groups appear to have tempered the thinking of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Hopefully the US will do the same. More Info: (more…)
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With disagreement over baby bottle chemical (bisphenol A), what’s a parent to do?

Cancer, Children's Health, General Health, Health Headlines, Heart Health, Men's Health, Nutritional Health, Woman's Health
USA Today is reporting on the confusion that consumers, in general, and parents, in particular, are having about the safety of chemicals in plastic. Even federal government agencies don't agree about the hazards posed by bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-like chemical used in plastic that has been detected in the bodies of 93% of Americans tested. The FDA says it’s safe, but new studies question its safety. My Take? (more…)
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Why Your Doctor Needs The Fundamental Right to Refuse

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Medical Economics
  There’s an excellent opinion piece in the LA Times titled, "The Fundamental Right to Refuse." It’s by a ‘pro-choice atheist,’ who articulates that the present battle over conscience rights in healthcare is not only a fight for faith freedoms, but also a fight to preserve some of the most cherished unalienable rights on which western civilization and our republic was founded. My Take? (more…)
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Archbishop, Rabbi, Physician Group Condemn Efforts to Curb Ontario Physician Conscience Rights

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Medical Economics
LifeSiteNews.com reported that last Friday was marked the deadline for public comment on the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeon's draft policy that seeks to prohibit medical professionals from obeying their consciences. In light of this, several prominent parties have made concerted efforts to condemn the proposed policy that, if put into effect, will force medical professionals to "set aside their personal beliefs" and take part in grievous anti-life practices. My Take? (more…)
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10 Ways to Stay Flu-Free

Children's Health, General Health, Health Headlines, Men's Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
ABC News is reporting, that with flu season less than a month away, it isn't too soon to take steps to protect yourself from influenza. And, since the flu can knock you out for a couple of weeks, catching it can be a setback. Simply watching out for co-workers who have it probably won't be enough, as they can contract the flu and pass it along well before symptoms show up. My Take? (more…)
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If religious faith is important to you, how should you take a spiritual history of your doctor?

Bioethics, General Health, Men's Health, Mental Health, Woman's Health
The better your spiritual health, the more likely you are to experience improved physical, mental, emotional, and relational health outcomes. Therefore, finding a healthcare professional that shares your spiritual foundation and practice can be critical. But, how can you do this?  My Take? (more…)
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If religious faith is important to you, how should you talk to your doctor about your beliefs in God?

Bioethics, General Health, Health Headlines, Men's Health, Mental Health, Woman's Health
A recent study found that many Americans believe in divine intervention in a medical crisis. Other research shows that religious faith is important to a majority of Americans. So, if religious faith is important to you, is it okay to ask for a doctor with similar convictions? Or, if you believe in miracles, should you make sure your health providers know it? My Take? (more…)
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New recommendation: Flu vaccine for ALL children 6 months and older

Children's Health, General Health, Health Headlines, Medical Economics, Men's Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
Lots of youngsters on your street? Watch out: Flu may strike your community sooner and harder than it hits the hip singles neighborhood down the road. Flu-shot season begins this month, and for the first time vaccination is being pushed for virtually all children — not just those under 5. My Take? (more…)
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Child vaccination rates hit record levels

General Health
Even though there were many parents who, in the past, did not have their children vaccinated for the now disproven theory that vaccines cause autism, Reuters is reporting that U.S. toddlers got the recommended vaccinations against childhood diseases at record levels in 2007. My Take? (more…)
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