The Wall Street Journal reports that according to research published in the Archives of Dermatology, tattoo removal is less successful if the person sporting the tattoo smokes, or if the design exceeds 12 inches or includes inks in yellow and blue.
USA Today reports, “Kids are eating as much salt as adults, and those consuming the highest amounts of sodium have a two or three times greater risk of having high blood pressure as kids who down the least amount, says a study” published in Pediatrics.
On the front of the Personal Journal of the Wall Street Journal, Melinda Beck discusses in “Health Journal” several studies suggesting that breast cancer may be overdiagnosed and overtreated.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Broadcast Update Publication Updates 1) Lintball Leo, the little book that can 2) I hope you’ll let your friends know about my new on-line devotional 3) Consider some of my signed books for holiday gifts Events of the Last Month Upcoming Events
More new research has found what Barb and I discuss in our book, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage, that the brains of men and women process what they see differently. Men are more sensitive to fine detail and things that move rapidly, but women are better at differentiating […]
Thought you’d enjoy this report from USA Today: During the summer, I don’t worry about my kids getting enough exercise. They’re on the go all day long, swimming, playing sports, riding bikes and going to camp. When it’s time to go back to school, though, making sure they stay fit requires some oversight and scheduling […]
For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. How can you make your Halloween safer for you and your kids?
If you’re planning a Halloween party for the neighborhood kids, candy and other “junk food” aren’t your only options.
ABC World News reported on laundry detergent packs: “Children, who see those bite-sized packets of laundry detergent and think they’re candy. They eat them, get sick. It’s happening more than we knew. A new report finds that in a 30-day period, more than 1,000 children were sickened from those candy-colored packets. It is now being […]
CNN “The Chart” blog reports that the Centers for Disease Control is warning parents of the dangers of small coin-sized batteries often called “button batteries.”
In the Wall Street Journal “Aches & Claims” column, Laura Johannes shines the nightlight on the torrent of new products designed to help consumers fall asleep.
The Wall Street Journal reports that middle-aged people who suffer from obesity and hypertension, along with other metabolic issues, may have an increased risk for faster decline in their cognitive faculties as they age, compared with their counterparts of normal weight, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.
The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “a study” is “warning that for those over 40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette smoking.”
In “Aches & Claims”, the Wall Street Journal reports that a new procedure approved in 2011 by the Food and Drug Administration helps people plagued by excessive sweating – called ‘hyperhidrosis.’
One of the most difficult radio interviews that my family or I have ever done was when Dr. James Dobson interviewed us a few years ago about an incident of sexual abuse that happened in our family in the early 1980’s.
USA Today reports, “The benefits of taking cholesterol-lowering medications outweigh the increased risk some patients have of developing diabetes from using the drugs,” according to research published in the Lancet.
A landmark ruling in an Italian court has said a child’s autism was provoked by the MMR shot he had at aged nine months. Could this case reignite a very controversial debate?
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update 1) Kate’s Engaged! Broadcast Update 1) Family Talk Interview on Bryson City Secrets with Walt, Barb, Kate, and Scott 2) Family Talk Interview on The Ultimate Boys Body Book Publication Updates 1) My newest novel, Sugar Fork, releases TODAY 2) Article: Natural Medications for […]
For those of you who enjoyed my first solo novel, Hazel Creek, the sequel, Sugar Fork, is being released nationally today. The novel continues the adventures of Abbie Randolph and her family in the wilderness of the Smoky Mountains wilderness in the 1920’s.
For the last two days, I’ve posted on the controversial topic of homosexuality. On Sunday I posted What if your son asks, “Am I gay?” and What the Bible says about homosexuality. Yesterday I posted one of my most read blogs in some time, How I wish the homosexuality debate would go, and the Christian Medical Association’s Statement on Homosexuality. Today […]
My last three blogs discussed what I believe is an orthodox Christian response to the current cultural debate about homosexuality. Yesterday I blogged on What if your son asks, “Am I gay?” and What the Bible says about homosexuality. This morning’s blog was How I wish the homosexuality debate would go. Tomorrow I’ll tell you a story of How I addressed […]
Among the often hostile debates concerning issues of homosexuality, there is often more smoke than substance. I’ve recently run across what I believe is a calm, cogent, and carefully considered explanation of the orthodox Christian view of homosexuality. Trevin Wax is the Managing Editor of The Gospel Coalition at LifeWay Christian Resources. He’s husband to Corina, and […]
As I mentioned in this morning’s blog, What if your son asks, “Am I gay?”, I wrote two chapters on the topic of homosexuality for my book The Ultimate Guys’ Body Book: Not-so-stupid questions about your body. The book was written for boys heading toward and through puberty and their parents. The two chapters I submitted were not printed […]
This is the first of two chapters I wrote for boys on the topic of homosexuality for my book The Ultimate Guys’ Body Book: Not-so-stupid questions about your body. The book was written for boys heading toward and through puberty and their parents. The two chapters I submitted were not printed in the book, as the publisher felt the […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that although some doctors who treat obesity patients hailed the FDA’s recent approval of Qsymia and Belviq – the agency’s first diet-drug approvals in more than a decade – as an advancement in weight-loss treatment, many weight-loss specialists have been prescribing variations of the two drugs off-label for the past […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that individuals who face a low risk of cardiovascular disease should NOT undergo routine screening with electrocardiography (ECG). This makes sense to me. In over 30 years of practice, I can think of NO routine EKG in a low-risk patient, at […]
I came across this article recently, from ABC News, and thought you might enjoy it:
Bloomberg News reports, “A South Dakota law requiring doctors to advise prospective abortion patients that they will face an increased risk of suicide and suicidal thoughts as a result of the procedure is lawful and can be enforced, a US appeals court ruled.”
News that the US is experiencing an unusually high number of pertussis cases this year received extensive coverage, particularly online, as well as on network news broadcasts, where it received more than six minutes of coverage. Most sources point to the role of vaccines in preventing the spread of pertussis.
Prepping for a “virtual colonoscopy” at the Mayo Clinic now only involves swallowing four cleansing tablets, rather than the large amounts of liquid laxative typically required, researchers report. This summer, Mayo embraced the tablet bowel prep as its standard of care for patients undergoing noninvasive colonography, which relies on a CT scan to generate a […]