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July 21, 2010

Low immunization rates linked to epidemic spread of whooping cough

Barb, my wife, reported to me that friends who are expecting a baby very soon, have informed those who may be visiting or caring for the […]
July 19, 2010

The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 3

Thanks to Dr. Steiner and Kate for thoughtful and encouraging comments on Part 2 of Anastasha’s story. You can find their comments here. I’m hoping others […]
July 19, 2010

Sugar Before Shots Reduces Discomfort for Infants

A new review is reporting that fewer tears are shed by babies when they get a sweet solution before injections. A report in HealthDay News says, “A […]
July 19, 2010

Delaying childhood vaccinations offer no benefit to children, and may be harmful

I’ve written in the past about the debate between doctors about delaying vaccines. This debate is based upon the fears among some parents that the current […]
July 19, 2010

Several vaccines at once absolutely OK for kids’ brains: Study

Reuters Health has a report saying, “Parents can rest assured that getting kids their vaccine shots on time will not hurt their mental skills later on.” Here […]
July 16, 2010

Coffee’s endless health debate is grounded in fact

Today, I have three blogs to encourage all of you who, when you wake up at the crack of dawn each day need your coffee. Some […]
July 16, 2010

Coffee may have perks for longer living

Drinking up to six cups of coffee a day may lower the overall odds of dying prematurely, mainly because it cuts the risk of dying from […]
July 16, 2010

Tea and coffee ‘protect against heart disease’

Drinking several cups of tea or coffee a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year-long study from the Netherlands has found. It adds to a […]
March 24, 2010

Amberen a new supplement for hot flashes. Does it work?

According to a new report by the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD), Amberen is a popular new dietary supplement used mainly for menopausal symptoms such as […]
March 24, 2010

St. John’s wort may cool the hot flashes of menopause

Reuters Health has a nice report on the popular herbal remedy, St. John’s wort, and some news from a small study that says it may help […]
March 24, 2010

If you take St. John’s wort, here’s another potential side effect you need to know about

My favorite natural medicines website is the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database and the NMCD has a new warning about St. John’s wort (SJW) and your eyesight: St. […]
March 25, 2010

Increased spiritual support may be linked to higher quality of life in cancer patients

This headline is likely not news to most of the readers of this blog — or likely to most people. We all seem to know intuitively […]
March 25, 2010

Loneliness harms blood pressure

Like happiness, loneliness is contagious In my book, the 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, one of the ten essentials of health I write about is […]
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 […]
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