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December 24, 2010

Holiday Depression And Stress

Yesterday, my last day in the medical office before Christmas, I saw three patients all suffering from holiday depression. One was a grandmother who had suffered […]
December 24, 2010

Toy Safety Tips for Christmas Day

As the presents are being opened tomorrow, if you have small children in the house, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges gift-givers to keep […]
December 22, 2010

A Christmas story – Part 2

Last time, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Here’s the second of three parts. I hope it will be […]
December 22, 2010

Give Yourself the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Here are some steps you can take (if not this year, next) to protect your and your family’s health by keeping it simple during the Christmas […]
December 22, 2010

Ten Ways to Avoid Christmas Tree and Holiday Allergies

Here are some nice tips from the folks at Fox News. Of course, by now, some of us have learned the hard way, right? Rule No.1 […]
December 20, 2010

A Christmas story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based upon sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. The series includes: Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor’s First […]
December 20, 2010

Books for those considering the mission field (or praying for missionaries)

My dear friend, John McVay, who is the Chief of Staff at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency and also directs their Medical Missions Program wrote me […]
December 20, 2010

The ABCs of CPR Rearranged to “CAB”

Every shopping season we all hear a wrenching story or two of someone who dies of a heart attack at a mall with people standing around […]
October 21, 2009

Christian Doctors Refuse Bribe from Senate Leader

The Christian Medical Association (CMA), the nation’s largest association of faith-based physicians, today spoke out against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) reported offer to get […]
October 21, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 6 – Does physical punishment make the child angry at the parent?

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 21, 2009

Choosing a Safe Halloween Costume

It’s that time of year — when the stores are chock-full of skeletons, ghosts, zombies and other youthful disguises. How can you choose a costume that […]
October 21, 2009

You child wants a pet turtle? Just say no!

Despite a long-standing federal ban on the sale of small turtles, the reptiles continue to be sold in the U.S. and to make owners, usually young […]
October 22, 2009

New Swine Flu Website from the AMA looks terrific

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just today unveiled a new Web site for patients like you who want to learn more about the 2009 H1N1 (Swine) […]
October 22, 2009

Does elderberry fruit extract block the influenza virus? It may!

According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, (an subscription-based, independent, evidence-based, and highly trustworthy website that I highly recommend), “extracts of elderberry seem to block replication of […]
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