ADHD and Girls

General Health
New research shows that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is diagnosed in more than ten percent of children. Now, you’ve heard the stories of hyperactive boys getting into trouble, but the most recent statistics suggest ADHD is an equal opportunity problem. Nearly as many girls suffer from the condition, but many aren’t diagnosed. (more…)
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Get your flu shot ASAP!

General Health
My friend, Nancy Lundy, a health professional with a large cardiology group here in Colorado Springs, posted this on FaceBook a few days ago: People in Colorado please hear me tonight. If you have not had a flu shot go and get one right now. We have had several young healthy people die this week. Do not take your good health for granted. Kiss those you love. Life is incredible fragile this week. (more…)
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FDA questions antibacterial soaps

General Health
News of FDA questioning the safety of antibacterial soaps highlights what I've told you in the past: antibacterial soaps are likely no better than regular soaps and may even be associated with adverse health effects. Now, Federal regulators are asking makers of antibacterial soaps “to prove they are not only better but also that they are safe.” (more…)
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Glucosamine for Osteoarthritis

General Health
I’ve had several patients ask me about using glucosamine to help treat osteoarthritis—the most common form of arthritis. It has been touted to help with joint pain, but are the claims a stretch? Though research has been conflicting, overall results seem to point to positive results—but not for everyone. (more…)
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Fear of Fillings

General Health
Everyone wants a good dental checkup, but many of us have a menagerie of fillings, crowns, and other dental work. Those fillings may beef up your bite, but are they hurting your health? A substance called amalgam is commonly used in dental fillings, but includes mercury as an ingredient. Is that safe? (more…)
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Resolutions 2

General Health
A resolution can be life changing or more dreaded than that leftover holiday fruitcake. If you’ve been working on one for the New Year, here are a few tips for success.  (more…)
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Magic Workouts

General Health
You’re planning your New Year exercise program and voila! You read about seven-minute and four-minute workouts. Can you really cut your daily exercise to less than ten minutes and still magically reap the benefits? (more…)
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Winter Skin

General Health
A patient asks, “What do I do about dry skin during the winter? Even using lotion I end up with dry, cracked hands and itchy skin.” Well, walking in a winter wonderland may be pretty, but your skin doesn’t always feel that way. Winter air dries your skin—and so does the heat in our homes. The combination can lead to a season of discomfort. Here’s what I suggest: (more…)
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Simpler Holidays

General Health
You made it through the holidays. But are you filled with joy or frazzled from stress? Nearly eighty percent of us expect the holidays to add anxiety, exhaustion, and debt—and none of those add up to good health. (more…)
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Indigestion pills may cause B12 deficiency

General Health
If you have indigestion from partying a little bit too much last night, over-the-counter or prescriptions drugs for indigestion can definitely help. But, if you have to take these medications on a daily basis for indigestion or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), you need to know about the potential of becoming deficient in vitamin B12. (more…)
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