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May 4, 2011

Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 3 – Herbs for Children and the Risks

As pediatric surgeons were performing surgery on children in the 1990s, some noticed an increase in bleeding problems. They could not explain their observations until researcher, […]
May 4, 2011

The Christian divorce rate myth (what you’ve heard is wrong)

It’s been proclaimed from pulpits and blogs for years — Christians divorce as much as everyone else in America. But some scholars and family activists are questioning […]
May 3, 2011

Social media has good and bad effects on kids

In a couple of past blogs, I ‘ve written about the negative effect of social media such as Facebook (Kids’ use of electronic media at night […]
May 2, 2011

Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 2 – Chiropractic for Children

The most common pediatric complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy requiring a therapist is chiropractic. One estimate claims that the number of children being treated by chiropractors […]
May 2, 2011

Bariatric surgery should be considered as treatment for diabetics with severe obesity

Recently a friend at church, who is obese and has type 2 diabetes, asked if she should consider bariatric surgery. For my friend and the millions […]
April 30, 2011

Laughter not only feels good, it’s good for your heart

Having a good laugh helps relieve stress and benefits your blood vessels, according to yet another expert.
April 29, 2011

Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 1 – Introduction

In this, my newest series of blogs, I want to discuss the growing interest in alternative medicine among adults that has now carried over to children […]
April 29, 2011

Less stress and more sleep may help you lose weight

If you or someone you love is overweight or obese, here’s some good news on a couple of other ways (other than better nutrition and exercise) […]
July 15, 2009

The Truth About Diets and Exercise (Humor)

A friend sent this to me and I don’t know the source, but loved the humor. If you know the source, let me know so I […]
July 15, 2009

Twelve Home Remedies for Migraine Headaches

I found this excellent article on home remedies for migraine headaches — which impact more women than men. Several of these I use in my practice. […]
July 18, 2009

Health Myth #6: “Government-run universal health care would increase the international competitiveness of U.S. companies.”

This is the sixth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 18, 2009

Doctors can help parents help their overweight kids lose weight

Many parents don’t have enough self-confidence to implement and enforce changes in their child’s behavior that will reduce the child’s risk of obesity, researchers from Harvard […]
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 […]
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