Monthly Archives: November 2008

Healing for the Holidays: Adult Stem Cell Research Still Outpaces Embryonic by Miles and Miles and Miles …

Today we seem to be floating on a tattered raft of bad news, but this is a week for Thanksgiving, and it seems only right to note that for all the trouble we face, we live in the most blessed … Continue reading

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Podcast – 11-18-08 – WOLC

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This holiday season, you can thank our troops. It’s fast and simple.

Just go to this web site, and pick out a thank you card. Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a military personwho is currently serving in Iraq. You can’t pick out who gets it, but it … Continue reading

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Ten Health Eating Tips for the Holiday Season

Here’s an article I wrote for Significant Living magazine on Ten Health Eating Tips for the Holiday Season:   Food is an important part of almost all holidays, celebrations, family reunions, and cultural traditions. And, this is certainly true of the … Continue reading

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Being thankful can make you healthier, happier

Here’s a excerpt from two of my books, 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People and God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Person. You can find my books here.  There are many ways to become more highly healthy, but one easy … Continue reading

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Giving thanks isn’t just pious or polite. It’s good for you

Kim Painter, a columnist for USA Today penned this reminder of the health value of thanksgiving: Thursday, in between the cheese ball appetizers and the pumpkin pie desserts, most of us will indulge in something proven to have powerful health … Continue reading

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eHarmony: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

My friend, Tony Perkins, the President of the Family Research Council, writes, “The surest way to lose the culture war is refusing to fight. Unfortunately, no company illustrates that better than eHarmony, whose shocking concession to the homosexual movement is … Continue reading

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On Conscience, HHS Rules!

The FRC is reporting, “He may technically be a “lame duck,” but President Bush is going out with guns blazing. With just two months left in office, the administration dealt a crippling blow to online gambling and is prepared to … Continue reading

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Podcast – 11-20-08 – Moody Radio Florida

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Generation Rx: Could your teens be abusing prescription drugs?

Because of a rapidly growing trend of abusing prescription drugs, our latest generation of teens is now becoming known as ‘Generation Rx.’ More than 4.5 million teens report taking prescription painkillers or stimulants to get high each year. And, among … Continue reading

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I’m saying “No” to assisted suicide. Will you? New web site encourages doctors, caregivers to pledge no to assisted suicide

With Washington becoming the second state to legalize assisted suicide, and others likely to follow, euthanasia opponents have put together a new web site to urge doctors, medical caregivers and citizens to say no to assisted suicide. The site comes … Continue reading

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Pharmacy Savings Over 70% Are Easily Found with Free, Online Resources

With 25% of Americans paying out-of-pocket to fill prescriptions, and with those ranks likely to grow in coming months, I wanted you to know about a report from PharmacyChecker.com, called “Safe Strategies for Drug Savings.” The bottom line is that … Continue reading

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Podcast – 11-12-08

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Some medical professionals concerned about Metamucil ad campaign

The makers of laxatives have a new message for you: “Cleansing your colon is cool, and it could keep your heart healthy and your waistline trim.” But, that spin is prompting concerns among doctors and dietitians who see potential for … Continue reading

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Two simple treatments appear effective for sinus sufferers

The New York Times reports that NeilMed Pharmaceuticals manufactures’ Sinus Rinse, “an over-the-counter nasal irrigation product that has relieved millions of sinusitis sufferers from throbbing headaches and the nose-clogging effects of seasonal sinus infections.” While “much has been written” about … Continue reading

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Podcast – WLOC – 11-11-08

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Poscast – WOLC – 11-4-08

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Is your grocery store among America’s healthiest grocery stores?

Supermarket chains are increasingly offering healthier foods. One chain was recently selected the healthiest grocery store in America – partly for its locally produced foods. Another was ranked second because of healthier food lines. The third place finisher had 600 … Continue reading

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Doctor Urges Caution in Interpreting New Findings on Cholesterol Drug

On March 31, 2008, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca trumpeted the early closing of its so-called JUIPITER trial of a cholesterol-lowering drug (statin), Crestor. The results after only two years yielded “unequivocal evidence” of the drug’s effectiveness, the trial concluded, and the … Continue reading

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Inexpensive blood test identifies people with a normal cholesterol at risk for heart attack, stroke – and a statin medicine may save lives and change preventive medicine

Whew! This is long title describing the remarkable results of a study, just announced at the American Heart Association’s meeting in New Orleans, which showed that AstraZeneca’s cholesterol fighting Crestor (rosuvastatin) slashed deaths, heart attacks, strokes, and artery-clearing procedures in … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers on Bottled Water and How It Compares to Tap Water

Americans drank 9 billion gallons of bottled water last year, or slightly more than 29 gallons for every man, woman, and child in the country. They also spent $22 billion on a product that critics of the bottled water industry … Continue reading

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U.S. News unveils ranking of health insurance plans (including Medicare)

U.S. News & World Report recently released its ranking of the top health insurance plans in the U.S. If you desire to be your own healthcare quarterback, as I recommend in my book, God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Person, … Continue reading

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Five steps to getting a second opinion online

In the past, I’ve blogged about how online services let patients seek a second opinion from home. Now, CNN Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, has written a nice article on obtaining a second opinion online. An online second opinion has the … Continue reading

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Vaccines: Separating fact from fiction

When it comes to the arguments about the safety of vaccines, what’s a worried mom to do? Between the scary claims about shots themselves and the scary news about what can happen without them, you might feel like you need … Continue reading

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Study links teen pregnancy to sexy TV shows

A new report suggests that television may be playing a starring role in your child’s sex education. Exposure to some forms of TV is a corrupting influence on children, leading teens who watch sexy programs into early pregnancies and children … Continue reading

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Your child’s lack of sleep is linked to their risk of obesity

When I published in my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, and on my SuperSized Kids Website, it shocked many parents to learn that helping their kids consistently get a good night’s sleep helps … Continue reading

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