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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 […]
March 23, 2011

Three lifestyle changes significantly reduce cancer rates

In two previous blogs (“Thirty percent of breast cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes” and “Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds“) I’ve […]
March 23, 2011

Elimination diet may benefit some young children with ADHD

In my book, Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster (currently on sale for $1.99 here), I discuss the possibility that certain diet changes may help SOME kids with ADHD. […]
March 23, 2011

Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says

In my book, Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster (currently on sale for $1.99 here), I encourage parents to be very careful in choosing who evaluates their […]
March 21, 2011

FDA: Skip OTC remedies to treat colds in young children

The Boston Globe reported that the Food and Drug Administration does not recommend giving children under age four “any sort of over-the-counter cold remedy” because of […]
March 21, 2011

Giving baby solid foods too early linked to obesity

Here’s another reason to consider breast feeding you baby … babies who are formula-fed and introduced to solid foods before they are 4 months old are […]
October 13, 2009

Parents, if you don’t immunize your child to Swine flu, you need to know this

Parents who are choosing not to have their child immunized for Swine flu (and, unfortunately, that may be the majority of parents), are being urged to […]
October 13, 2009

Handwashing to prevent the flu: What water temperature and how long?

Most of you should be aware, by now, that frequent hand washing not only helps protect you from the flu, but also a variety of other […]
October 14, 2009

ObamaCare Full of Contradictions

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has an excellent column in Human Events analyzing the obvious contradictions in ObamaCare. Here are a few excerpts:
October 14, 2009

Physician calls for increased FDA regulation of dietary supplements

In my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, I lament the lack of regulation of dietary supplements in the U.S. Because of this lack, it’s very […]
October 14, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 5 – Is appropriate spanking harmful to a child?

Opposition to parents spanking their children has been growing significantly in elite circles over the past few years. And, my blogs on spanking are among the […]
October 14, 2009

Reason Three to Get the Swine Flu Vaccine – Previously healthy people are almost as likely to die from Swine flu

As I recommend the Swine flu vaccine in the office, most healthy adults tell me, “I’ve never had the flu, I have no medical problems, so […]
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