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March 31, 2011

Parents continue to give OTC cough, cold treatments to young children despite FDA warnings

In a couple of past blogs, FDA: Skip OTC remedies to treat colds in young children and Cold medicines and children: a dangerous mix? I’ve warned parents […]
March 30, 2011

Chiropractic Care: an evidence-based evaluation

I’ve had several questions from readers about my views on chiropractic care. It’s a topic I reviewed for my evidence-based book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the […]
March 30, 2011

Isoflavones reduce postmenopausal insomnia, hot flashes

In a past blog, Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms, I discussed the data supporting a trial of isoflavones in women with menopausal […]
March 30, 2011

Diet soda consumption may be linked to increased heart attacks and strokes

I often have patients ask if I think diet sodas are a healthy substitute for regular soft drinks. I tell them, “NO!” The primary reason, that […]
March 26, 2011

Taking low-dose aspirin and NSAIDs can be a challenge (Part 2)

In a previous blog, “Taking low-dose aspirin and NSAIDs can be a challenge – (Part 1),” I wrote: I have many patients who are taking low-dose […]
March 25, 2011

Pointers for measuring your blood pressure at home

I’m a proponent of my patients monitoring their blood pressure at home. However, there are a couple of concerns when using a home monitoring device to […]
March 25, 2011

Smoking pot hastens onset of mental illness

This headline is not a new one, but another study reminds us that smoking marijuana has been linked with an increased risk of mental illness. Now […]
March 25, 2011

Obesity has cut three to four years from US life expectancy

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I predicted that if the current obesity epidemic was not dealt with, that […]
August 12, 2009

Television Viewing Linked to Blood Pressure Increases in Children

In the past I’ve discussed the studies showing that the more screen time kids have (TV, Internet, video games, cell phone), the more likely they are […]
August 12, 2009

10 Reasons Married Women May Not Have A Satisfying Sex Life

Are you married and yet find that your sexual relationship with your spouse has fallen off or is non-existent? Well, you’re not alone. Men and women […]
August 13, 2009

Under Obamacare bureaucrats would play God

In my blog of three days ago, “One side says no ‘death panel’ in health care bill,” I showed you an Associated Press story that blasted […]
August 13, 2009

Surgical techniques may help alleviate migraines

When I first read the medical headlines saying that there was a surgery in which 83% of the patients reported at least a 50 percent reduction […]
August 13, 2009

Federal health officials target sugary drinks as largest driver of obesity epidemic

The Boston Globe is reporting that, according to federal disease investigators, “the cost of treating obesity has doubled in the past decade,” and “sugar-laden beverages” are […]
August 13, 2009

Americans continue to confront lawmakers at healthcare town halls

In my August 3 blog, I joined other conservative leaders in encouraging you to be sure to contact your congressmen during their August recess back home. […]
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