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September 8, 2010

Strong relationships improve chances of living longer

In my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I discuss what I call the “four wheels of health”: physical, emotional, […]
September 8, 2010

GAO report criticizes mail-order genetic testing

Barb and I were watching the ABC World News and I was happy to see their report on “stark findings” from a Government Accountability Office “undercover […]
September 8, 2010

New Guidelines: Most women may be able to safely give birth vaginally following C-sections

New guidelines out from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are out to reverse the old expression ‘once a cesarean, always a cesarean. The group […]
September 7, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 10 – Day of Life 200

Little Anastasha, despite her likely terminal diagnosis of anencephaly, continues to grow and prosper in her mom’s womb. And, she continues to bless her parents, her […]
September 7, 2010

More Women Aware of Possible Problems with the Birth Control Pill

Did you know the birth control pill can cause abortions? Jenn Giroux, RN, new Executive Director of HLI America, a new program of Human Life International […]
September 7, 2010

What to do for nighttime leg cramps?

Patients and doctors are still looking for something that works and is safe for nocturnal leg cramps. Almost half of elderly patients have frequent leg cramps […]
September 7, 2010

New Hospital Comparisons Available from HHS

Health consumers can find out significantly more about the quality of care at their local hospital(s) as a result of the US Department of Heath and […]
September 3, 2010

New Alternative to DEET to Prevent Mosquito Bites

#mce_temp_url#Six insect repellents earn recommendations from Consumer Reports As we head into the final holiday weekend of the summer, many of you may be outdoors this […]
April 12, 2010

Organic: What it actually means on different products

You see the word ‘organic’ more and more. But what does it actually say about what it’s on? Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher […]
April 14, 2010

TENS judged to be ineffective for low-back pain

Lots of us doctors, and many physical therapists, utilize TENS (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) for low back pain. Now a Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog […]
April 14, 2010

Acupuncture may provide some relief from depression during pregnancy

The New York Times reported in “Vital Signs” that, according to a new study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, “acupuncture may provide some relief” from […]
April 14, 2010

Walking Plus Glucosamine Sulfate May Improve Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

A 30-minute walk taken at least 3 days a week combined with glucosamine sulfate supplements may reduce symptoms of mild to moderate hip or knee osteoarthritis […]
April 16, 2010

TV Interview: Super Sized Kids and Childhood Obesity

Earlier this week I was in the Kearney, Nebraska area to speak twice on the topic of “Childhood Obesity: Practical Tips for Busy Families.” The Two […]
April 16, 2010

‘No child left on his or her fat behind’

Also, while in Kearney, Nebraska, this week, a reporter from the local paper came to one of my two talks on the topic of “Childhood Obesity: […]
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