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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) […]
April 28, 2011

Herbal remedies of limited help for colic

Colic is the bane of many sleep-deprived parents of newborns — but even though some crying, colicky babies may respond to alternative medicine remedies their use […]
April 27, 2011

Laughter and music lower blood pressure

Laughter and music not only lift the mood, they might also drop blood pressure among middle-aged adults, a new study suggests.
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 […]
September 10, 2009

The AMA says “Comprehensive Sex Ed Said to Have Most Impact.” Baloney.

An AMA report says abstinence should be one part – but not the only one – of teaching kids about sexual activity. Are they correct, or […]
September 11, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 2 – The Costs of Abnormal Labor

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter […]
September 13, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 5 – What Causes Sickness?

Theologians tell us that, in one sense, from a Biblical perspective, all sickness has its ultimate origin in sin because human suffering stems from the fall […]
September 14, 2009

Vaccine Myth #2: Vaccines Don’t Work

This is the second entry in a series from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child. Probably the best recent example of the positive […]
September 14, 2009

Retail medical clinics offer low-cost care at similar quality to physicians’ offices

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that “retail clinics provide less costly treatment than physician offices or urgent care centers for […]
September 14, 2009

Parents Unnecessarily Wary of 2009 H1N1 Vaccine for Children

Many younger parents are wary of the 2009 H1N1 (Swine flu) vaccine for their children. They need not be.
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