The Wall Street Journal reports on the fact that few parents expect their children to wear sunglasses outside and yet children are particularly likely to suffer eye damage from the sun due to immature lenses and generally have greater exposure than do adults.
Focus on the Family Canada just released an interview I did with Jim Daly and John Fuller for the daily Focus on the Family radio program. It’s titled “What you need to know about talking to your daughter about puberty.” You can listen to the interview here.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Girls’ Book Featured by Sam’s Club Dr. Walt Interview Featured on Focus on the Family Canada Scott’s New Assignment The Land In-Between Brahman Bulls, Quarter Horses, and Me “Finding ‘True Health’” and “Health and Happiness in the Bible” “Laugher is the Best Medicine” and “Heart-Healthy Humor” Events of […]
News that the FDA approved an inhalable diabetes medication, Afrezza. was covered by major US newspapers, news agencies, and by at least one television network.
Studies have shown that your doctors can carry dangerous germs on their stethascopes, the sleeves of their white lab coats, and even on the end of the ties. Now, their hands may be equally guilty.
It can be a bitter pill to swallow when science proves your mother was right. And that seems to be happening again and again when it comes to brassica.
On its front page, the Wall Street Journal reports on the popularity of gluten-free foods. A decade ago, few Americans had heard of gluten. Today, one survey says, almost a third are trying to avoid the element found in grain.
The NPR “Shots” blog reports, “Exercise is the easiest way to avoid or reduce the pain of knee arthritis, but most adults aren’t getting enough.”
The results of the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 13,000 US high school students by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is widely reported among media outlets, most of which noted that smoking dropped in the group to the lowest level since 1991.
There was wide coverage of the FDA and EPA’s guidance to pregnant women to consume more fish, with at least one television network and several national and local media outlets reporting the news.
USA Today reported in “Voices from Campus” that “a small study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine” found that “the effects of poor sleep can result in academic failures – poor grades, withdrawal from class, etc. – equal to that of students who binge drink or use marijuana.”
A Bloomberg poll last year found that just 26% of Americans believe the country is on the right track, while a whopping 66% fell it is on the wrong track. And, according to a Gallup poll of the same vintage, 55% of Americans felt it was likely that today’s children would face a lower standard of living than their parents. […]
Grandma taught you. Maybe your mom did too. Really, everyone did it—even Julia Childs. Now I’m telling you to stop. The practice can leave unseen bacteria and germs all over your kitchen, plus may increase your risk of food-borne illness. And the solution runs contrary to everything you’ve been taught. What is this dangerous, controversial practice?
Many of us will be grilling this July 4th holiday, therefore, it’s a good time for some reminders about how to protect yourself and your family from food-borne illness.
Here are the top 25 blogs you, my dear readers, read during the first quarter of 2014, with the number of unique readers listed to the side.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: One Year Anniversary Thanks to many of you for supporting our “Walk for Life” New “Larimore” tour of Bryson City The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book is still getting great reviews! Events of the last month Upcoming Events
On the occasion of the world Anti-Counterfeiting Day, TIME highlighted the dangers posed by counterfeit medicines, with some sobering data – “75 billion worth of counterfeit drugs hit the global market each year.”
Coverage of the CDC report of 288 confirmed cases of measles in the US this year received almost universal coverage with nearly all sources quoting the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat urging people to get vaccinated. ABC World News reported, “An old enemy is back: the CDC has issued an urgent new warning about measles,” adding, “remember, […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of births to US adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 declined dramatically in 2013 to a record low. In girls ages 15 to 17, birth rates declined a record 68 percent.
In this prayer letter: PRAYER REQUESTS Three Writing Projects PRAISES AND ANSWERS TO PRAYERS Walk for Life The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book is still getting great reviews! EVENTS OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS EVENTS OF THE NEXT TWO MONTHS PUBLICATIONS Laughter is the best medicine New “Larimore” tour of Bryson City
News that FDA has decided to tighten rules governing the use of sunlamps in tanning salons to highlight cancer risks was covered widely by the national media outlets and some scientific journals.
USA Today reports that for seniors, “losing the ability to walk a short distance often means losing independence.” Now, “researchers say they have found a treatment that, for some, can prevent that loss of mobility,” and that is “a moderate exercise program.”
News of Apple unveiling latest updates for iPhones, iPads and Macs, including mobile health applications, was widely covered by the national media. The company unveiled the updates at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in California.
The Wall Street Journal says Vibram’s offer to settle a class-action suit over its FiveFingers shoes is an indicator that the barefoot running trend may be nearing an end.
Plant seed oils are popular supplements that provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, but which products offer the best value and quality?
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Laughter is the best medicine Will you support our “Walk for Life”? New “Larimore” tour of Bryson City My newest book, The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book, is available Events of the last month Upcoming Events
This weekend, many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and volleyball, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about – remembering the […]
On its front page, the Wall Street Journal reported on the burgeoning business of cord blood storage and use, pointing out that asking parents if they want to save a baby’s cord blood is becoming increasingly routine but is destined for a $4 billion industry that the Journal says is only lightly regulated and contains […]
For readers living in Southern Colorado, Barb and I will be signing books at the Focus on the Family Bookstore this Saturday, May 17, from 10 am to noon. Come by and say, “Hi!”
Even after having had the privilege of writing 30 books, my best selling series is still my first – the “Bryson City” series (Bryson City Tales, Bryson City Seasons, and Bryson City Secrets).