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September 22, 2010

Young teens underestimate bullying … wonder “Is it just me?”

How to help your child cope with a bully New research is suggesting that adolescents underestimate the degree to which their peers are bullied. The online study […]
September 19, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 12

Little Anastasha, whose life we’ve been following for the last 12 weeks, is now about 214 days old, despite her terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues […]
September 19, 2010

Stressed women may have reduced chance of becoming pregnant

We’ve known for many years that stress and anxiety can affect a woman’s pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Now, a new study is connecting stress and conception. […]
September 19, 2010

Women should try to conceive as early as possible after miscarriage

In the past, when I’ve had a family suffer a miscarriage, I’ve advised them to wait three to six months before trying to conceive again. There were […]
September 19, 2010

Low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets may produce similar weight loss

My patients ask me all the time about the differences between the low-fat diets (i.e., South Beach) and the low-carb diets (i.e., Atkins). In the past, […]
September 17, 2010

Having a Sister Can Be Good For Your Emotional Health

My wife’s sister, Sue, is in town this week. Barb and Sue are extremely close and are having a wonderful time together. So, in honor of […]
September 17, 2010

Consumer Reports Finds 12 Supplements with Unsafe Ingredients

ABC World News reported, “Dietary supplements are a $27 billion a year business in this country, but Consumer Reports has an alert” on “supplements the magazine says […]
September 17, 2010

U.S. Dietary Supplements Often Contaminated: Consumer Reports

Many popular dietary supplements contain ingredients that may cause cancer, heart problems, liver or kidney damage, but U.S. stores sell them anyway and Americans spend millions […]
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 […]
January 27, 2010

Benefits of multivitamins called into question

The Washington Post (1/26, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/25/AR2010012503128.html) reports that despite the multitude of varieties of multivitamins available, there is “little evidence that any of these products actually result […]
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