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June 15, 2011

Feds issue warning to makers of unproven STD treatments

The AP reports, “Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that their makers claim will cure or prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like […]
June 14, 2011

People who let go of regrets are happier and more satisfied with life

The Bible teaches, “‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry …” (Ephesians 4:26). In other […]
June 14, 2011

Prescribing Jesus gets doctor unjustly censured

A Christian doctor in England has been threatened with an official warning from his professional body for discussing Jesus with a patient, The (London) Sunday Times […]
June 13, 2011

The list of long- and short-term benefits of breastfeeding continues to grow

Long-time readers of this blog know I’m a big, big fan of encouraging, equipping, and enabling new moms to exclusively breastfeed their infants for at least […]
June 13, 2011

Breastfed babies have better head growth and lower blood pressure

Breastfeeding is universally recommended as the superior method for feeding infants because it’s linked to prevention of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and long-term prevention of […]
June 13, 2011

Breastfeeding protects against SIDS

According to a review (meta-analysis) of 24 studies in the journal Pediatrics, breastfeeding substantially reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), especially when breast milk […]
June 12, 2011

Breast-feeding reduces later behavior problems

A recent British study finds more behavioral issues among kids who were formula-fed, as compared to kids who are breastfed. In fact, breast-fed children are significantly […]
June 12, 2011

Prolonged bottle feeding boosts kids’ obesity risk: study

Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old babies who are still drinking from a bottle at 2 years of age may be prone to obesity by the time they […]
August 8, 2009

The healthy rewards of volunteering

Volunteering to help others not only feels good, but a growing body of research suggests, it actually improves your physical and emotional health. “One of the […]
August 9, 2009

Concerns About the HR3200 Healthcare Reform Bill

A fellow named Fred wrote this to me: “Don’t you have your own ideas, Doc? How would you propose to fix the system? Evidently it is […]
August 10, 2009

Loneliness is increasing and it can harm your health

In my new book (to be released in a couple of weeks), 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I have a chapter on “Avoid Loneliness Like […]
August 10, 2009

Separating Swine Flu Myths From Facts

With the world facing its first pandemic of influenza in over forty years, it’s easy to get caught up in all the hullabaloo that’s circulating about […]
August 11, 2009

One side says no ‘death panel’ in health care bill

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says the health care overhaul bill would set up a “death panel.” Federal bureaucrats would play God, ruling on […]
August 11, 2009

Concerns about the end of life provisions in the healthcare bill

Sarah Palin is making headlines again, this time by expressing her views on the national debate over healthcare reform. In a Facebook blog entry, Palin wrote, […]
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