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July 13, 2011

Reading with mom can boost a child’s kindergarten readiness

Home learning experiences such as reading books with parents can improve low-income preschool children’s readiness to start school, researchers say in a press report from Society […]
July 12, 2011

CDC: Most teens not getting enough aerobic activity

The CDC released a report of a nationwide survey of more than 11,000 high school students across the country, finding that only 15 percent get the minimum of […]
July 12, 2011

CDC: One in four high school students drinks soda daily

According to the results of a nationwide survey of over 11,000 high school students in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly […]
July 11, 2011

Which vitamin D supplement boosts levels best — D2 or D3?

It turns out that vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) has the edge.
July 10, 2011

ConsumerLab.com puts multivitamins to the test

Long-time readers know of my fondness for and (unpaid) endorsement of ConsumerLab.com, one of the two best companies that test natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) […]
July 10, 2011

Sleep deprivation associated with carbohydrate craving and depression

In a number of past blogs I’ve discussed the association with lack of sleep and overweight and obesity. This association is found in children, teens, and […]
July 7, 2011

Mom’s sleep position during pregnancy may affect stillbirth risk

HealthDay reported that pregnant women who sleep on their back or right side have “twice the risk of having a stillborn infant” as women who sleep […]
July 7, 2011

Life expectancy has fallen in hundreds of US counties

In my 2005 book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I published this the then shocking statement, “If we don’t get […]
July 20, 2009

The word “abortion” is NOT in the Bible. So, how can you be against it?

A friend of mine, a family physician, recently wrote this to me: “Nowhere in the Bible do I find any definition of when life begins; in […]
July 20, 2009

Moderate Wine, Little Meat, Many Vegetables May Be Key Mediterranean Diet Items Linked to Longer Life

We know a Mediterranean diet is healthy and lengthens life. But, which items in this diet are most helpful? Well, finally, at study has teased out […]
July 20, 2009

Health Myth #7: “The cost of uncompensated care for the uninsured significantly increases hospital costs.”

This is the seventh in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 22, 2009

Hormone therapy for menopause symptoms increases ovarian cancer risk. Should you worry?

I’ve received questions from women who are taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms who are wondering about a flurry of news reports this last week like […]
July 22, 2009

Health Myth #8: “Nationalized health care would not impact patient waiting times.”

This is the eighth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. And, it’s very interesting […]
July 22, 2009

Webcast Thursday to Educate Pro-Lifers About the Dangers of Obama’s Health Care

There is a coalition of pro-life leaders who are alarmed that we pro-lifers unaware of what is at stake with some of the Health Care Plans […]
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