Monthly Archives: September 2008

Podcast – WOLC – 9-30-08

[display_podcast] Joy 102.5 WOLC Serving Maryland, Delaware, & Virginia with Christ-honoring music & programming Listen live @ www.wolc.org

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Poll Shows Sex within Marriage is Fulfilling (much more than sex out of marriage)

About 88 percent of married Americans say they are happy or reasonably content in their marriages. And three-quarters report that their sex lives are reasonably fulfilling. That’s according to a new national poll of 1,001 married Americans commissioned by Parade magazine. … Continue reading

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Horny Goat Weed Shows Promise for Erectile Dysfunction, but products sold in the U.S. fail testing

Erectile dysfunction is nothing to laugh about. But what if ED could be helped by an extract from a plant called horny goat weed? Horny goat weed and related herbs have purportedly been treatments for sexual dysfunction for years. Now scientists may … Continue reading

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Powerful Pro-Marriage Film “Fireproof” Opens in Theatres Today

At a time when the majority of marriages end in divorce, the makers of the popular “Facing the Giants” movie are bringing to select theatres a film that has already inspired numerous couples to strengthen, and, in many cases, to … Continue reading

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6 ways to save money on drugs and doctors

Go online to find cheaper contact lenses? Use a dental school for anything you need done to your teeth? Negotiate with doctors and hospitals if the bill is too high? These are just a few of six great ideas on … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter. As seasonal changes begin, it’s easy for people to get into a rut when it comes to dieting and exercise. And that rut can translate into extra pounds once … Continue reading

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Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot or Nasal Spray? If not, what’s Your Excuse?

WebMD Health News is reporting that mMore Americans are getting flu shots – but still far too few, the CDC reports. So, when are you planning to get yours? And, if not, why not? My Take?

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Christian Physicians Address President’s Council on Bioethics on Conscience Rights

Four Christian Medical Association members testified on September 12 before the President’s Council on Bioethics on the issue of conscience rights in healthcare. These testimonies are, to me, very convincing and hopefully will help more and more of us support … Continue reading

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Top Public Health Official Urges Conscience Protections

Here is a thought-provoking Op-Ed by Admiral Joxel Garcia, MD, the assistant secretary for health with the Department of Health and Human Services, published in The Washington Times.  He begins, “There is no more sacred right than the right of … Continue reading

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Doctors’ body in Canada backs down on policy to rescind conscience rights

The National Post is reporting that the regulating body for Ontario physicians has backed off a controversial proposal that would have forced doctors to put aside their religious views when dealing with patients. Protests from the Ontario Medical Association and … Continue reading

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Podcast – WDBO – 9-24-08

[display_podcast] Central Florida’s Morning News with Jim Turner NewsTalk 580 WDBO Orlando, FL.

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Podcast – WDBO – 9-10-08

[display_podcast] Central Florida’s Morning News with Jim Turner NewsTalk 580 WDBO Orlando, FL.

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Podcast – Moody Radio – 9-24-08

[display_podcast] John Blok Host of “Prime Time Florida” Weekdays 4-5 p.m. Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. Listen live online at: www.MoodyRadioFlorida.fm

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Podcast – Moody Radio – 9-17-08

[display_podcast] John Blok Host of “Prime Time Florida” Weekdays 4-5 p.m. Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. Listen live online at: www.MoodyRadioFlorida.fm

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Podcast – Moody Radio – 9-10-08

[display_podcast] John Blok Host of “Prime Time Florida” Weekdays 4-5 p.m. Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. Listen live online at: www.MoodyRadioFlorida.fm

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Is LASIK Right for You?

LASIK surgery is performed on the eyes to improve vision, often reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses. Is it right for you? Here’s My Take:

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Take Action: Support Your Doctors’ Freedom of Conscience

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments on its proposed regulations to further protect the moral and religious rights of pro-life medical workers. You can help protect your doctor’s “Freedom of Conscience.”  Here’s how:

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Both real and virtual colonoscopies work. Which does Dr. Walt recommend?

Reuters News is reporting that doctors who perform colonoscopies should not be worried that they may lose business to so-called virtual colonoscopies, despite reports that both approaches work equally well at detecting colon cancer. My Take?

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With disagreement over baby bottle chemical (bisphenol A), what’s a parent to do?

USA Today is reporting on the confusion that consumers, in general, and parents, in particular, are having about the safety of chemicals in plastic. Even federal government agencies don’t agree about the hazards posed by bisphenol A, or BPA, an … Continue reading

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Why Your Doctor Needs The Fundamental Right to Refuse

  There’s an excellent opinion piece in the LA Times titled, “The Fundamental Right to Refuse.” It’s by a ‘pro-choice atheist,’ who articulates that the present battle over conscience rights in healthcare is not only a fight for faith freedoms, … Continue reading

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Archbishop, Rabbi, Physician Group Condemn Efforts to Curb Ontario Physician Conscience Rights

LifeSiteNews.com reported that last Friday was marked the deadline for public comment on the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeon’s draft policy that seeks to prohibit medical professionals from obeying their consciences. In light of this, several prominent parties have … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Stay Flu-Free

ABC News is reporting, that with flu season less than a month away, it isn’t too soon to take steps to protect yourself from influenza. And, since the flu can knock you out for a couple of weeks, catching it … Continue reading

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If religious faith is important to you, how should you take a spiritual history of your doctor?

The better your spiritual health, the more likely you are to experience improved physical, mental, emotional, and relational health outcomes. Therefore, finding a healthcare professional that shares your spiritual foundation and practice can be critical. But, how can you do … Continue reading

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If religious faith is important to you, how should you talk to your doctor about your beliefs in God?

A recent study found that many Americans believe in divine intervention in a medical crisis. Other research shows that religious faith is important to a majority of Americans. So, if religious faith is important to you, is it okay to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Beliefs Part of Health Care for Many

HealthDay News is reporting that although you might expect the eye doctor’s office to be the last place you would have a discussion about spirituality, recent research suggests that most people would appreciate such a conversation. My Take?

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New recommendation: Flu vaccine for ALL children 6 months and older

Lots of youngsters on your street? Watch out: Flu may strike your community sooner and harder than it hits the hip singles neighborhood down the road. Flu-shot season begins this month, and for the first time vaccination is being pushed … Continue reading

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Update on the Flu Vaccine: 2008

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. This year, there are two types of vaccines, and one is NOT a shot. My Take?

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U.S. study clears measles vaccine of autism link

Now, the argument should be over. This study effectively puts the nail in the coffin to the now disproven theory that the MMR vaccine is associated with or causes autism. Period. My Take?

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Child vaccination rates hit record levels

Even though there were many parents who, in the past, did not have their children vaccinated for the now disproven theory that vaccines cause autism, Reuters is reporting that U.S. toddlers got the recommended vaccinations against childhood diseases at record … Continue reading

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Study backs up Dr. Walt’s recommendations: No harm seen in telling parent child is overweight

Reuters Health is reporting that most parents find it acceptable to be told about their child’s weight status, and the feedback has “minimal” adverse effects for most families, according to researchers from the UK. My Take?

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