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December 6, 2010

Low-dose aspirin reduces risk of developing and dying from colon cancer

ABC World News reported what most of us doctors have known for some time: that “at high doses, aspirin can cause side effects, like bleeding and […]
December 6, 2010

Statin drugs may lower colon cancer risk: study

Statin drugs, which are used to lower cholesterol, may also lower the risk of colon cancer by as much as 12 percent, U.S. researchers have reported. The […]
December 3, 2010

Physicians increasingly concerned about breast cancer campaign’s misleading message

One of my most read blogs in recent months is this one: “Nurse practitioner writes about her decision to stop getting mammograms.” Now, for a fitting […]
December 3, 2010

Hormone therapy helpful for younger women?

Hormone therapy (formerly called HRT or hormone replacement therapy) may pose little risk to younger women, and could even help some aspects of their health – […]
December 3, 2010

Hormone therapy after menopause may worsen breast cancer

The CBS Evening News recently reported, “For women going through menopause, the decision about whether to take hormone replacement therapy has been controversial and confusing.” In […]
December 1, 2010

Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 8 – Concluding Bible Study

Here’s the last of an eight-part devotional for men based upon my chapter on health in Coach Joe Gibbs best-selling book, Gameplan for Life, was featured […]
December 1, 2010

Red yeast rice products NOT recommended for high cholesterol

The Chicago Tribune “Julie’s Health Club” blog reported that “some red yeast rice products have been shown to lower cholesterol levels as effectively as moderate doses […]
December 1, 2010

SAMe and Depression

SAMe (S-adenosyl methionine) is getting renewed attention as an option for patients with mild-to-moderate major depression. New guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association now suggest SAMe […]
January 13, 2010

Time spent watching television may be linked to increased risk of death

The Wall Street Journal reports that there may be a link between the time an individual spends watching television and his or her risk of death, […]
January 15, 2010

Be Careful Using a Neti Pot Everyday

Nasal Irrigation using “neti pots” or rinse bottles are often used to clear the sinuses, soothe cold and allergy symptoms, and decrease sinus infections. But now […]
January 15, 2010

Could African Mango Help With Weight Loss?

Irvingia gabonensis is becoming a popular natural ingredient for weight loss. It is now showing up in several weight loss products such as Integra Lean Irvingia, […]
January 15, 2010

Mission Ethiopia

This blog will be silent from today until Wednesday, January 27. Why? Because Barb and I will be serving on a medical mission trip to Ethiopia. […]
January 27, 2010

Vitamin D deficiency in kids is getting more attention

A recent cross country study sample suggests that MOST children in the U.S. have suboptimal vitamin D levels. Healthy blood levels of vitamin D are at […]
January 27, 2010

Heart patients lacking vitamin D more likely to be depressed

People with heart disease and similar conditions who don’t have enough vitamin D are more likely to be depressed than their counterparts with adequate levels of […]
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