Glucosamine, chondroitin, Boswellia, and MSM are popular dietary supplement ingredients for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis – worn joint cartilage. But some products don’t contain listed ingredients, are contaminated with lead, or do not break apart properly.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Could eating an apple a day be at the core of good health? Researchers behind a new study had the same question—and you may be surprised at the results.
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 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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Here’s news that will shock you: eating bigger portions of food can lead to weight gain. Ok, that deserves a “no kidding.” But a new study on portion sizes offers a helping of great information.
Is mealtime becoming more dangerous? It may be, for your baby—and the reason may not sit well with you.
A patient told me, “Daylight savings time is coming and I should be happy with the extra light in the evenings, but I really struggle with the change.”
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will take a closer look at whether “antibacterial” soaps and washes are safe and more effective than plain soap and water.
Sitting down at your desk to enjoy a quick snack? Little did you know you’ll have millions of friends with you. I’m not talking about others in your office, I’m talking about bacteria.
Millions take a low dose aspirin every day as a way to help their heart. But it may be time to put “an aspirin a day” to bed.
Morning sickness. The two words bring nauseating memories to almost every mom. However, a prescription anti-nausea medication appears to be a safe and effective treatment according to a huge study.
Eat more fiber. You’ve probably heard that for years, but if you’re like most, boosting your fiber is a big bust.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book is getting great reviews Listen to my interview on Chris Fabry Live Events of the last month Upcoming Events
Last Tuesday, I was honored to be interviewed by my friend, Chris Fabry, on his national radio program, Chris Fabry Live. We talked about “Girls’ Body Image” and my newest book, co-written with Mari Wohlever, “The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body.”
I have a lot of patients ask my advice for treating colds. And even though they’re common, the list of possible treatments is uncommonly long. Well, here’s what the best research recommends.
It’s cold and flu season, which means many people are reaching for vitamin C, as it may modestly reduce cold symptoms (although it won’t prevent a cold). What they may not know is that taking too much vitamin C may also cause stomach upset and diarrhea and, if used long-term, potentially, other negative effects.
You can have over two thousand milligrams of this substance each day and still be within a healthy guideline. Yet, most Americans double that. Just a simple reduction could mean fewer deaths from strokes, heart attacks, and high blood pressure.
Just about every celebration involving your kids probably includes balloons. Even many restaurants automatically give one to families with young children. Well I hate to deflate the party, but I have some news that may cause a few balloons to pop.
Where do you sit at the great debate—are you a splitter or not? Doctors and pharmacists often take different sides on whether or not splitting pills is safe. So, which side is right?
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.
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”?
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.