It may be fun to play fetch with Fido, but if a day with your pet has left you out of breath lately, it could be Fido’s fault.
Ever have one of those days where you ran around and were really busy, but didn’t see any results from your effort? A lot of us are feeling the same way about working out.
A slip on a frozen driveway, a trip from a hole in the lawn—what happens when you take a fall? If you’re young, you probably just get back up. But as people age—particularly women—the risk for fractures significantly increases.
The Christmas season can bring out the Bah-Humbug in some people. But for others, it’s a year-round attitude. Unfortunately, there’s a price to that pessimism.
In this prayer letter: PRAISES: 1) Letter of thanks on Becoming Highly Healthy 2) A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small 3) How to Cherish Your Wife 4) The Spiritual History 5) Medical News You Can Use 6) Article on Thrive Through Thanks PRAYER REQUESTS: 1) Current Writing Projects 2) Upcoming “Grace Prescription” Conferences […]
HealthDay reports that a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that “even seemingly healthy obese people are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease.”
A listener asked me, “Is Greek Yogurt really a big deal? It’s showing up everywhere.”
Your head is pounding from chronic headaches. You’ve tried traditional therapies and wonder if it’s time to try complementary and alternative medicine—such as massages, acupuncture, herbs, nutritional supplements and anything else you think might work. Well, you’re not alone.
The latest scoop on protein powders may leave you feeling a little suspicious of your supplements. Protein powders and drinks are a hot trend in fitness, with research supporting their health and weight loss benefits. Unfortunately, you may not be getting what you’d expect.
Giving your child a treat once in a while is fine. But if a junk food diet is the norm in your home, you could be giving your kids an early death sentence.
Doctors including myself encourage new moms to talk to their baby—a lot. The communication helps form a bond, develops the baby’s brain and grows multiple language skills.
A patient recently told me that Christmas music actually makes her sad—and she’s embarrassed to feel like a Grinch. If you can relate, you’re not alone.
Did you know the average adult gets two to five colds a year? That’s a lot of sneezes, coughs and sniffles. As you load up on over the counter medications or herbs, you may want to exercise another option—exercise.
Teen drug abuse is no laughing matter. But parents themselves may be writing a prescription for abuse.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the popular single-dose detergent pods are concerning poison experts after they were involved in around 10,000 exposure cases involving children in the last year, while only used in 7% of households in the US.
There’s news worth noting in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Two new studies highlight another weapon in possibly preventing it.
If you’ve decided to take fish oil, you can be fishing for the right advice on how to start. If you’re caught up in the confusion, I’ll let you off the hook.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small Barb and I are teaching a Marriage Conference in Colorado Springs in January The Spiritual History Publication Updates 1) Article on Thrive Through Thanks 2) The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book 3) Letter of Thanks on Becoming […]
In what will, I suspect, be a surprise to many parents, it’s been reported that uninflated balloons are the leading cause of child suffocation.
If you’re trying to lose weight, the list of diets to choose from can lead you searching for comfort food. How do you know which one is really the best? It turns out, the answer is up to you.
One recent Thanksgiving my wife and I sat around the table with a small group of family and friends. One of them asked if we could practice a tradition her family had done for years.
If you love those holiday smorgasbords, but are already stressing about the added pounds you’ll have to sweat off come the beginning of next year, I’ve got some great tips for you to consider.
Maybe you feel like the listener who wrote, “I want to eat healthier over the holidays, but feel like taking away the traditional food takes away the fun.”
In a front-page story, the New York Times reports on Jorge Odón, “an Argentine car mechanic,” who developed an idea for extracting “a baby stuck in the birth canal” based on having seen a YouTube video on retrieving “a lost cork from a wine bottle.”
Do you ever feel like some of the things you say to your teen fall on deaf ears? That may actually be true … Well, sort of.
According to Bloomberg News, “Obesity raises the chance of heart attack regardless of whether a person has the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a study that challenges previous beliefs.”
A listener asked me, “Do I really need to worry about a mammogram? I’m barely forty.”
Thinking about retirement? How about using some of that extra time to pump some iron and get your heart pumping. Sound crazy? Well, it’s never too late to exercise.
Prior to 2007, thousands of children were seen in ERs around the country after taking over-the-counter (OTC) infant cough and cold medications (CCMs) that they should not have taken. Then, October 2007, manufacturers voluntarily withdrew OTC CCMs from the US market. Until now, we didn’t know for sure how much this helped. Now, the data are in […]
Few things make new parents more anxious than the possibility of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome—otherwise known as SIDS.