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).
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.