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).
The CNN “The Chart” blog reported that according to a study published online April 14 in the journal Pediatrics, “fussy babies and toddlers tend to watch more TV and videos than infants with no issues or mild issues.”
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Signed copies of my newest book, The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book, are available Will you support our “Walk for Life”? Health tips for international travel When Children Die Because They’re Overweight Events of the last month Upcoming Events
Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the potential risks and benefits of mammography is the latest of several studies suggesting that mammograms may not be as beneficial as previously believed.
In recent tests ConsumerLab.com identified many high-quality supplements, of which a few cost only pennies a day. Pitfalls exist, however: Four of the 30 supplements selected for review failed testing, including 2 for children.
The New York Times “Room for Debate” blog solicits the opinions of four experts to address whether vaccinations should be made mandatory for all children.
The New York Times reports in its “Well” blog on exercises that are helpful to reduce osteoporosis. The post says that “activities that involve impacts with the earth, such as running and jumping, are the most effective way to improve bone health,” specifically “sprinting and hopping.”
In this prayer letter: PRAYER REQUEST: (1) Walk for Life; and (2) Possible Writing Project EVENTS OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS and EVENTS OF THE NEXT TWO MONTHS PRAISES AND ANSWERS TO PRAYERS: Morning Glory, Evening Grace Devotional PUBLICATIONS: (1) Health tips for international travel; (2) When Children Die Because They’re Overweight; and (3) The abortifacient effect of […]
A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that one in 68 US children has received a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. The figures represent a 29 percent increase from two years ago. The increase likely means that more cases are being discovered due to heightened awareness.
Time reports that according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism meeting, “an authoritarian parenting style is worse for … children’s weight than an authoritative one.”
I have an article in the January issue of Charisma Magazine entitled, “When Children Die Because They’re Overweight.” You can read the article here. The abstract to the article says, “To develop good health and nutrition practices, children and young people need responsible adult examples.” I hope the article will be helpful to you and your family.
It’s a moment most of us dread—a solemn-faced doctor enters a room, looks you in the eyes, and says you only have a few months to live. As a doctor, I’ve had to deliver that news, and it’s never easy. Yet, there’s something that can make a difference for most terminal patients.
A shopping trip with young kids can be quite a juggling act—and as it turns out, a potentially dangerous one. There’s more than falling prices going on.
When one is led to write, and has the privilege of being published, one is not usually aware of the breadth and depth of impact one can have. Recently I became aware of an article in the Celebrate Life Magazine titled “A Pharmacist’s Journey to the Truth,” in which my writing and research played a role.
Does music affect your teenager’s behavior? We know that your kids probably don’t think so. And, many parents would agree. But if you underestimate the power of music, I have some information that might make you change your tune.
Wanted: for assisting in the obesity of a child—mom and dad. That’s right—a new study has revealed a parent’s eyes may be blind when it comes to their children’s waistline.
It’s likely that your family regularly uses it. It shows up in hundreds of everyday products. If fact, you even give it to your kids. Yet, this drug is the nation’s leading cause of liver failure, and is one of the top drugs causing overdoses around the world. What is it?
There’s nothing like getting away on a vacation. Now, R & R allows you to get away from your cares, but you shouldn’t leave your health behind too. According to at least one study, a vacation could land you in the emergency room.
Your baby is hungry, so you take a cheeseburger and fries, or maybe a candy bar. Put them in a blender, then pour it in a baby food jar. Of course, that’s ridiculous, and highly unhealthy. But that’s what many unsuspecting parents do every day when they open a jar of baby food.
All NSAIDs have a “black box” warning about increased cardiovascular risk. This was added almost a decade ago after the withdrawal of Vioxx. But CV risk isn’t necessarily equal between NSAIDs. Here’s a new report from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter:
A mom asked me, “My toddler’s naps keep me from getting stuff done during the afternoon. Is skipping them a big deal?” Well, don’t lose sleep if your child misses an occasional nap. That said, lots of evidence points to keeping them—especially for preschoolers.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new draft guidelines on sugar consumption. The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that even though the WHO “reiterates its 2002 recommendation that no more than 10% of daily calories come in the form of sugar,” the organization “adds that people […]
Sally complained to me, “I’m frustrated! Guidelines for healthy blood pressure and blood sugar have been lowered, while the recommended amount of daily exercise has been raised.” As a result, Sally was ready to surrender the fight for fitness.
Reuters reports a study published in the European Heart Journal indicates childhood secondhand smoke exposure irreversibly damages children’s arteries, increasing heart attack and stroke risks in adulthood.
You work hard and have so much stress and pressure to deal with. Oh, to be a kid again where life is so carefree … Actually, you kids may be struggling even more than you are.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: My newest book, The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book, is available Listen to my interview on Connecting Faith Girls’ book featured by iMOM The abortifacient effect of the birth control pill Health tips for international travel When Children Die Because They’re Overweight Events of the last month […]
Seismologists know that small tremors can be a warning sign of bigger earthquakes to come. The same thing can happen with a stroke. Your body gives you signs that a major one is on the way. Unfortunately, most ignore the message.
A patient needed advice: “My spouse never wants to go to the doctor, even when he’s sick. What can I do?” Well, this is a classic issue that can cause a lot of frustration, worry, and sometimes even lead to tragic results.
Are mammograms important? Of course they are. But what good does getting a mammogram do if the doctor looking at the results isn’t reading the x-ray accurately? A recent study posed that exact question.
Here’s another reason to get serious about your supplements—simply said, you may be putting your health at risk. A new report links dietary supplements to nearly 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries. And that estimate is probably low.