Category Archives: General Health


Thanksgiving traces its origins back to the Pilgrims — those hardy pioneers who arrived on the shores of North America and, against difficult odds, carved a nation out of the wilderness. They came to the New World not seeking fortune, but freedom — especially the freedom to worship God as they wished.  Continue reading

Bill would protect babies after 20 weeks

In an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, by Charles C. Camosy, titled, Why adding family leave could save the GOP’s bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks, he writes, “A GOP-sponsored bill — the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — which would ban abortion beyond 20 weeks except in cases of rape or when the life of the mother is at risk, has already passed in the House of Representatives.” Continue reading

Americans eat up to 15 hours a day, study says

The Los Angeles Times reports a study by researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla “that detailed the consumption patterns of just over 150 nondieting, non-shift-working people in and around San Diego for three weeks,” showed “that a majority of people eat for stretches of 15 hours or longer most days – and fast for fewer than nine hours a night.” Continue reading

“Herbal Viagra” taken by Lamar Odom was a known problem

According to, “It was reported this week that former NBA star, Lamar Odom, entered a coma after taking as many as 10 pills of the ‘herbal Viagra’ formula Reload, along with cocaine.” ConsumerLab had posted an FDA warning about Reload on June 13, 2013, indicating that it illegally contained sildenafil, the active compound in Viagra.  Continue reading