Category Archives: General Health

Majority of Americans with depression not getting treatment

The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), approximately “one in 13 (about 8% of) Americans was suffering from depression at some point between 2009 and 2012, yet only 35% of people with severe depression and 20% of those with moderate depression said they had sought help from a mental health professional.” Continue reading

Study: Single high-school football season may lead to observable brain abnormalities

Bloomberg News reported that according to the results of an ongoing diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study presented at the RSNA 2014 meeting, “a single high-school football season of heavy hits, even without a concussion, led to observable brain abnormalities” in a study involving 24 high-school athletes. Continue reading

Five Free Books … Just in time for Holiday Gift Giving

We’re closing down our online bookstore and have a limited number of my autographed books available for you at no charge, other than a mailing and handling fee of $4.99 per book. Or, look at it as $4.99 per book plus FREE shipping — a savings of 67% to 80% off the retail price. Here’s what’s available:

  • Workplace Grace: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work
  • The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body
  • Sugar Fork: A Novel
  • Bryson City Seasons: More Tales of a Doctor’s Practice in the Smoky Mountains
  • Bryson City Secrets: Even More Tales of a Small-Town Doctor in the Smoky Mountains

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