The Wall Street Journal reports on a study from the University of Arizona that found it only took four hours for germs on a contaminated door in a workplace to spread to other surfaces and the hands of half of the employees in an office.
USA Today reports that according to a study published in the journal Nature, “reaching for artificial sweeteners to avoid sugar may be trading one evil for another.” Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel posit that “differences in gut microbes may explain why some people can handle artificial sweeteners just fine while in […]
Reuters reports that according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, the majority of US children who are on medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) are not undergoing any sort of behavioral counseling.
The CBS News website reports that 80 percent (four out of five) of “heart attacks in men are actually preventable when a person makes changes to lifestyle that include maintaining a healthy weight and diet, adopting a regular exercise program, avoiding cigarettes and keeping alcohol consumption to a minimum,” according to a study published in […]
The New York Times reports an outside advisory panel for the FDA voted for the FDA “to impose strict new limitations on the multibillion-dollar testosterone drug industry.”
Here are the top blogs you, my dear readers, read during the third quarter of 2014, with the number of unique readers (rounded off to the nearest 100) listed to the side.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Girls’ Book featured on Focus on the Family Article in Today’s Christian Living Spiritual Assessment in Clinical Care Girls’ and Boys’ Books Garner #1 Amazon.com Best-Seller Ratings “Grace Prescriptions” released last month First “Grace Prescriptions” Conference a great success Events of the last month Upcoming Events
The Wall Street Journal reports that some leading cancer experts say that while screening and advanced diagnostics are finding smaller abnormalities in prostate, breast, and other tissues, these minor abnormalities may not ever harm the patient and should not be treated as aggressively as they are now.
The Wall Street Journal reports an outside panel of FDA advisers recommended approval of two new obesity treatments.
The Washington Post reports in its “Wonkblog” blog that teenagers who smoke marijuana on a daily basis are more than 60 percent “less likely to complete high school than those who never use.”
On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that mile-long races are making a comeback at a time when research indicates that intense exercise in short bursts may provide an equivalent fitness benefit to workouts based on endurance.
I’m pleased to let you know that my newest book, The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body, will be featured on the national Focus on the Family radio program today, Wednesday, September 24. You can learn more about the broadcast here.
USA Today reports that according to a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, “signs of autism symptoms can be erased if babies begin therapy even before they can toddle.”
A missionary friend is one of several readers who have written me recently about essential oils. He writes, ” Dr. Walt, we are discovering more and more of our friends getting into “essential oils” for various ailments. Have you researched these? I know that some of the compounds are probably in your alternative medicine handbook, […]
A friend who is a family physician, is one of several readers who have written me recently about aromatherapy. She writes, “Walt, I have more patients who seem interested in ‘aromatherapy’ for various situations. What can you tell me about it? I know that you have a chapter on aromatherapy in your alternative medicine book, but […]
The Huffington Post reports that nearly half of adults in the U.S. are afraid that there will be a large outbreak of Ebola in this country. If you’re one of these folks, DON’T read my book, The Gabon Virus.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Listen to me give a lecture, live, on Monday, September 9 Girls’ Book Featured on Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk” Radio Program Girls’ Book Garners a #1 Amazon.com Best Seller Rating “Morning Glory, Evening Grace” devotional grows nearly 500% “Grace Prescriptions” being released this month Bryson […]
Last week I published a presentation I gave, The High Calling of Servanthood, as a visiting professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You responded so positively, I thought I’d post another study I did on the topic of humility. Let me know what you think.
The Los Angeles Times “Health & Medicine” columnist Mary Macvean wrote on the effect of the word “natural” on consumer choices.
The Los Angeles Times reports the FDA approved Merck & Co.’s new type of sleeping pill, called Belsomra (suvorexant), aimed at helping people with insomnia.
Following up on its discovery in May of high levels of the toxic metal cadmium in several cocoa-based products, ConsumerLab.com recently tested additional, popular cocoa products sold in the U.S. to assess the extent of the problem.
As long-time readers know, I have the privilege of serving as a visiting professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have recently identified their core values as: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, and Servanthood and asked me to speak to the faculty and staff on the topic of servanthood. I thought […]
On today’s edition of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk” radio program, Dr. Meg Meeker and I continue our discussion about how parents can help teen girls navigate puberty.
Hormones. Hormones. Hormones. How can moms and dads help their teen girls understand the changes happening in their bodies? On today’s edition of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk” radio program, Dr. Meg Meeker interviews me on how parents can help teen girls navigate puberty.
The Wall Street Journal reports that according to a meta-analysis appearing in the journal Reproductive Technology, morning sickness in expectant moms is tied to the birth of larger babies with better health, less of a chance of miscarriage and a reduced risk of birth defects.
Reuters reports that research published in Hypertension suggests that regular consumption of probiotics may help to reduce blood pressure.
In this prayer letter: PRAYER REQUESTS 1) Writing Projects PRAISES AND ANSWERS TO PRAYERS 1) Girls’ Book Featured by Sam’s Club 2) Scott’s New Assignment 3) The Land In-Between EVENTS OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS EVENTS OF THE NEXT TWO MONTHS RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS 1) Girl’s Book Featured on Focus on the Family Canada […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that the US has fewer smokers than ever before. But, even though the rate of smoking is now less than 20 percent, some 40 million people still smoke in this country and over 25% don’t exercise at all.
NBC Nightly News reported, “There is new hope tonight in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.” Among some of the research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark is a “landmark study” offering “the first concrete proof that some of the things people have been doing to prevent Alzheimer’s may actually work.”
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.