Here are the top 25 blogs you, my dear readers, read during 2013, with the number of unique readers listed in the parenthesis. I am pleased to serve you this way and hope you’ll recommend this blog to your friends, colleagues, contacts, and family. Have a Blessed New Year.
So many of us fight it—the spare tire—that bulging belly that seems to increase every year—especially around the holidays. You may see it as an inevitable part of aging, but too much of a spare tire could leave you with a major health blowout.
Christmas is over, and your trash may be stuffed with wrapping paper, but there is one more present you can give this holiday season.
An article in the New York Times “Well” blog discusses “the issue of sex as exercise.”
A patient asked me, “With all of the changes in the healthcare system, do we still have any rights left?” Well, there are a lot of changes. But one thing isn’t changing—you have a long list of rights—that you have a right to know about, to help you and your doctor work together better.
The Wall Street Journal reported a Columbia University-affiliated organization found in a survey that teenagers who ate dinner with their families were less likely to abuse drugs
“Lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks.” … “Eat all you want and still burn away fat.” … What do these statements have in common? Well, they may be more attractive after weeks of holiday eating—but that’s not all. These fat-busting claims stretch the truth leaving many to eat a diet of lies.
The AP reports that the US Public Interest Research Group announced that it found toxic or dangerous toys at major retailers and discount stores in the course of conducting research for its annual report.
I’ve argued on this blog, for many years, that choosing not to vaccinate your kids (unless there is a medical reason) is a form of child abuse. First, it’s potentially harmful or fatal to your unvaccinated child. Second, it’s potentially harmful or fatal to the children to whom your unvaccinated child is exposed.
A reader writes, “I wanted to breastfeed my baby for at least six months, but I’m ready to give up after only two.”
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.