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April 27, 2011

Cancer risk from airport scanners extremely low, study finds

My previous blogs on airport scanners (see list below) have been particularly popular among readers for obvious reasons. Now, Bloomberg News is reporting, “Airport body scanners pose little […]
April 26, 2011

Got earwax? Self-irrigation with a bulb syringe may be effective and save a trip to the doctor

For patients with occluding earwax, self-irrigation with a bulb syringe significantly reduces subsequent demand for ear irrigation by health professionals, according to the results of a […]
April 25, 2011

Maqui berry is the latest trendy super food

Maqui berry (pronounced “mah-kee”) is one of the hottest new berries being marketed for “weight loss,” “detoxification,” and for “general health.” But, does it work? Or […]
April 25, 2011

If you’re 50 or older, get the shingles vaccine

This is a good news story for anyone fifty years of age or older who wants to avoid the pain or after effects of shingles. If […]
April 24, 2011

It’s Easter, and ‘He is risen’

Today is the holy day in which Christians celebrate their redemption. And a newspaper editorial tells the “old, old story” as well as any preacher:
April 22, 2011

Parents: Do NOT use car safety seats outside the car

The AP is reporting that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent” new recommendations about car safety […]
April 22, 2011

Parents: Children younger than age 13 should ride in back seat of your car

The AP reported that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent” new recommendations about the use of […]
April 22, 2011

Parents: Use booster seat in the car until your child is 4 feet 9 inches tall

The AP reports the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent” new recommendations about child booster seats.
July 24, 2009

New Analysis of the Myth: “46 Million Americans Without Health Insurance”

Advocates for expanding taxpayer-subsidized health insurance through Universal Health and their allies in the press, repeat this 46 million number constantly. Let us walk through the statistics […]
July 27, 2009

Two dietary supplements used by high school athletes contain illegal and dangerous steroids

Two over-the-counter dietary supplements that anti-doping officials say are popular among high school football players contain steroids, according to court papers filed by federal authorities. More […]
July 27, 2009

Obesity rate in preschoolers may have finally leveled off!

Finally a good news story about the childhood obesity epidemic. An analysis published in the July 24 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicated […]
July 27, 2009

The Lincolnian View of Abortion – Part 1

Once upon a time, I did an ethics paper on “The Lincolnian View of Abortion.” I took all of the Lincoln-Douglas, and simply substituted the word […]
July 28, 2009

Daily Glass of Orange Juice Is Heart Smart

An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, but orange juice may be good at the job, too. An antioxidant in orange juice […]
July 28, 2009

Iced Coffee Drinks Can Pack as Many Calories as an Entire Meal

Enjoying an iced coffee drink? Better skip dinner or hit the gym afterwards, with a cancer charity warning that some iced coffee drinks contain as many […]
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