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May 26, 2011

Dangers of tanning not hitting home

A recent survey is revealing that a majority of young women admit to using tanning by both the use of tanning beds and basking in the […]
May 26, 2011

AMA, other medical groups urge states to ban children under 18 from tanning salons

USA Today reports, “Since 1992, rates of melanoma – once considered an old person’s disease – have risen 3% a year in white women ages 15 […]
May 25, 2011

Problems discovered with vitamin D supplements

Many consumers do not realize that natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are essentially unregulated in the U.S. Without the wonderful work of several independent quality […]
May 24, 2011

Scientists discover how peppermint soothes IBS and gastric pain

New research is offering insight into how an unexpected natural medication, peppermint, is helping patients relieve their symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
May 24, 2011

Meditation calms irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

A study presented recently at a medical meeting revealed that a form of meditation called “mindfulness training” was associated with significantly improved symptom scores for irritable […]
May 23, 2011

Did you know premarital sex increases the later risk of divorce?

A recently released summary reviews the social science research over the past twenty years and reveals a strong correlation between premarital sexual activity and a significantly elevated […]
May 22, 2011

Natural allergy remedies that really work

Allergy season is just around the corner, but individuals preferring natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) can breathe easier knowing that several therapies have supportive evidence […]
May 22, 2011

Chantix may work better if taken weeks before stopping smoking

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “The smoking-cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) may work better if people take it several weeks before trying to quit,” […]
June 26, 2009

Bone Density Scans May Be Useless in Osteoporosis Drug Therapy

Healthcare professions should not bother with bone mineral density (BMD) testing in postmenopausal women during the first three years of drug (bisphosphonate) therapy for osteoporosis, Australian […]
June 26, 2009

Should a new mom rush to lose those extra pounds gained during pregnancy?

Most new moms will weigh more after delivery of the new baby that they did prior to becoming pregnant. And, most new moms are concerned about […]
June 29, 2009

In summer, kids need real play time

According to a wonderful report in USA TODAY, if you’re looking for ways to get your children to move more this summer, show them the games […]
June 29, 2009

Helping Your Child Accept a New Pair of Glasses

Some children may resist wearing eyeglasses, despite the resulting improvement in vision, school work and even extracurricular sports. So, here are some tips from the Cleveland […]
July 2, 2009

How to feed your baby right, even before birth

Our daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and son, Scott, are expecting their second child (our second grandchild) in November. So, if you’ve noticed an increase in prenatal posts in […]
July 2, 2009

A Vaccine for the H1N1 Swine Flu: The Race is On — And What it May Mean for You

The U.S. is racing to make huge supplies of swine flu vaccine — and trying to figure out who needs it most — even as the […]
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