Don’t Blame Your Babys’ Bicuspids

Fever, diarrhea, fussiness, and a runny nose. If your infant has any of these symptoms, they could be caused by a variety of reasons. However, research suggests too many mothers and too many in medicine may spend too much time blaming your child’s bicuspids.

Hobbies for the Heart

Ready to burn extra calories and stay in shape? Then grab those gardening tools, pop the hood on the car, or grab a hammer. It seems hobbies can impact health—at least the health of seniors.

Sitting found to be independent risk factor for disability

USA Today reports that a study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2,286 respondents 60 and older found that “every additional hour adults over age 60 spend sitting increases by 50% their risk of being disabled for activities of daily […]

I Can’t Sleep!

Feeling awake and alert is a great thing—unless it’s the middle of the night. Insomnia gets most of the attention when it comes to sleep problems, but many of my patients complain about waking up throughout the night, restlessness or trouble falling back to sleep. Here’s what I tell them.

Bad Binky

Some call it a binky, and some simply call it a pacifier. However, in a new review, that staple of every new mom’s supplies is called a potential problem.

The Danger of Depression in Men

The un-emotional, tough as nails lone wolf. Society’s portrait of the ultimate man is a rough and tough type that keeps everything inside, becoming his own island. That may play well in romance novels and movies, but in reality it wreaks havoc with men.

11 Tips for Getting Through to Preteen Girls

I was pleased that an article I wrote with Dr. Amaryllis Sanchez-Wohlever, 11 Tips for Getting Through to Preteen Girls, has been published on the Belief Net website. This short article offers practical tips to help parents and preteen girls discuss growing up from a Christian perspective. It’s based upon our book, The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book. You can get signed […]

Going nuts about nuts

A patient came to me confused. “One moment I hear nuts are fattening.  Then I hear they’re good for me. Which is the truth?” Well, the truth about nuts is a little nutty. Yes, they are fattening. And yes, you should eat them. I’ll explain.

Perks of peek-a-boo

There you are, developing your child’s visual system, increasing their perceptual continuity—which helps them know when an object is really in front of them or not—all while nerves in the child’s visual system are branching out, building circuits that will affect his or her visual accuracy the rest of their life … whew. And you […]

Harsh discipline of a child can harm

The way you discipline your teenagers can have a direct impact on their health. And really, yours too. Teens are more likely to suffer depression, physical ailments, and negative behaviors like anger and vandalism … if they live in a home where harsh verbal discipline is the norm.

Reading, Writing and … Running?

You want your children to excel in the classroom? Just have them focus on the “Three R’s”: Reading, Writing and … Running? Well, don’t forget arithmetic. But don’t overlook the importance of keeping your child’s body, and not just their brain, fit.

Which diet is the best?

Here’s a question I get asked a lot: “Which diet is the best to lose weight?” There’s a lot to weigh out when it comes to diets, mainly because there is a buffet of approaches and opinions. And frankly, many are bad ones. But is there a “best one”?

Teens and Breast Cancer

The teen years—a time for learning to drive, going to that first prom, and … fighting breast cancer? That may sound far-fetched, but some experts believe breast cancer prevention should start as early as puberty.