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September 29, 2010

Birth Order May Affect a Child’s Intelligence and Personality

Birth order within families has long sparked sibling rivalry, but it might also impact the child’s personality and intelligence, a new study suggests. First-borns are typically […]
September 29, 2010

What are the Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts?

Healthy fast-food breakfasts? Sounds like an oxymoron, eh? Well, there may be some options for your consideration. And according to at least one expert, they’ll help […]
September 27, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 13 – Day of Life 221

Little Anastasha, whose life we’ve been following for the last 13 weeks, is now about 221 days old, despite her terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues […]
September 27, 2010

CDC: Flu Vaccine Has Arrived … Get Yours ASAP

The CDC’s ‘Flu Ends with U’ Campaign has started and most doctors offices and pharmacies already have the vaccine in stock. It may still be late summer, […]
September 27, 2010

Generics As Good As Costly Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

A new study is reporting what I’ve been telling my patients for years: generic blood pressure medications are as good as the far more costly brand […]
September 27, 2010

A Good Doctor’s Visit Starts With a Little Homework

In my newest health book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I discuss the essential of being your own healthcare quarterback. […]
September 24, 2010

Reminder: Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet This Weekend

Americans are being encouraged to gather expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from their medicine cabinets this Saturday and take them to one of the more […]
September 24, 2010

Got a Tattoo? Then Be Sure to Get a Hepatitis C Test!

The global fad for tattoos, particularly among young people, is growing — and along with it the risk of acquiring hepatitis C, according to a multinational […]
March 25, 2010

Can Hibiscus Tea lower your blood pressure? Surprising new research says, “Yes.”

When I speak on natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements), I tell folks that my favorite natural medicines website is the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database which […]
March 29, 2010

Eating Processed Meat Riskier Than Red Meat

Here’s some surprising information from the Harvard School of public health. It’s an old news, new news story. First a reiteration of some old news: Eating […]
March 29, 2010

Coffee and Your Health

Today I’m teaching the family medicine residents at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma. One of them asked if there were […]
March 29, 2010

Superfoods for Women

Most of us love to eat great food. But, we also want to feel great. Can we do both? You bet you can if you choose […]
March 30, 2010

Afternoon Nap Might Make You Smarter

A study is claiming that snoozing refreshes the brain’s capacity to learn. While the findings are preliminary, this new research raises the prospect that sleep, specifically […]
March 30, 2010

Dark chocolate Easter eggs good for your heart?

Easter eggs and other chocolate may be good for you – at least in small quantities and preferably if it’s dark chocolate – according to research […]
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