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April 21, 2011

Popular baby media does not actually advance learning

In past blogs I’ve warned parents, “‘Baby Einstein’ or ‘Brainy Baby’ may turn your baby into anything but,” and “Don’t Count on DVDs to Improve Your […]
April 20, 2011

Many overweight mothers, children underestimate their actual weight

If parents falsely think that their children are normal weight, when in fact they are overweight or obese, then they are unlikely to do anything to […]
April 20, 2011

Type 2 diabetes appearing more often in kids

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I warn that the childhood obesity epidemic was leading to dramatic increases […]
April 19, 2011

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of metabolic syndrome and prediabetes

Researchers have found more proof that the Mediterranean diet is associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. In short, it’s one highly healthy choice […]
April 18, 2011

Study suggests physical exercise significantly reduces IBS symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be a chronic disease whose symptoms can be difficult to control. Now, HealthDay is reporting that “Increasing one’s physical activity routine can […]
April 18, 2011

Changing Your Diet May Help Manage IBD

Though no single eating plan works for everyone, changing your diet can help you better manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). For people with Crohn’s disease or […]
April 16, 2011

CoQ10 test results show high quality, but wide differences in dosages, formulations, and cost

CoQ10 is among the most popular supplements in the U.S. and is used for cardiovascular disease and a range of other conditions. However, it is easy, […]
April 15, 2011

Electronic device use prior to bed hindering Americans’ sleep quality

HealthDay reported that “many Americans might be losing valuable shut-eye because they spend the hour before bedtime in front of the electronic glow of a television, […]
July 29, 2009

Does abstinence-based sex education work or not?

A friend, who is a family physician, recently wrote to me and said, of abstinence-based sex education, “It doesn’t work.” Is he right, or wrong? More […]
July 29, 2009

Cloning without embryonic stem cells. Does this end the embryonic stem cell debate?

The story broke on NBC Nightly News on July 23, when Brian Williams reported that there is a mouse in China that goes by the name […]
July 29, 2009

AMA considering role of physicians’ clothing in transmitting bacteria

Picture a doctor in your mind’s eye, and what do you see? A stethoscope, maybe. Perhaps a little black bag. And almost certainly a white lab […]
July 31, 2009

New Study Finds 66 Percent Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Abortion

A new study done on women in Turkey who had abortions has reported a 66 percent increased risk of contracting breast cancer as a result. The […]
July 31, 2009

Vision Therapy as Remedy for Learning Disabilities Debunked

Behavioral vision therapy, eye exercises, and colored lenses have no role in treatment of dyslexia and other learning disabilities, according to a statement published by the […]
July 31, 2009

Texting drivers 23 times more likely to crash, study suggests

Barb and I were watching ABC World News Monday night, July 27, when Charles Gibson said, “There’s a new study out today that shows that texting […]
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