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July 28, 2010

Indoor Tanning Poses Melanoma Risk; There Are NO Safe Devices

Indoor tanning increases the risk for melanoma and should be avoided, according to investigators of a new case–control study from the state of Minnesota.
July 28, 2010

Study: Tanning-bed use triples melanoma risk

USA Today reports that “people who have ever used tanning machines were…more likely to develop melanoma than others, according to a study” published in Cancer Epidemiology, […]
July 28, 2010

Defeating the Lice Without Emptying Your Wallet

It’s an unfortunate fact of life. If your children go to school or camp, they will each almost certainly end up with at least one case […]
July 26, 2010

The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 4

I don’t have any medical updates this week from Craig and Tonya DeLisi about their unborn child Anastasha. Those of you following their journey know that […]
July 26, 2010

Kitchen Spoons Dole Out Dangerous Overdoses to Kids

For years I’ve told parents in my practice that kitchen teaspoons and tablespoons are highly inaccurate in dispensing medicine to kids. I have always recommended using […]
July 23, 2010

Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits California: Six Babies Die

In several of my past blogs, including two earlier this week (Low immunization rates linked to epidemic spread of whooping cough and Parents who refuse vaccines put […]
July 23, 2010

Letter from Professor about the Family Physician Academy and Coke

In a past blog of mine (Partnership Between Family Physicians and Coca-Cola Poses Ethical Problem) I wrote, “What does my national academy of family physicians, the […]
July 23, 2010

Choosing the Best Sunscreen – Consumer Reports Recommendations

With summer upon us, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for the season. To help navigate the vast selection crowding store shelves and to ensure […]
May 10, 2010

Little evidence that supplements help tinnitus

The Los Angeles Times reports that although “tinnitus can sometimes be treated with electronic masking devices” or “cognitive behavioral therapy,” a number of sufferers “end up looking […]
May 11, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #4 – Venice

Today, Tuesday, May 11, we leave Rome and head to one of our favorite Italian cities. The tourists call it ‘Venice,’ the Italians call it ‘Venezia,’ […]
May 12, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #5 – Venice

We had not set an alarm clock, but were delighted to be awakened today, Wednesday, May 12, by the sound of an accordion and an man […]
May 12, 2010

A Simple ‘Thank You’ Brings Rewards to All

Expressing gratitude benefits both you and the person being thanked, a new study finds. This new research backs up the studies I discuss in my book, 10 […]
May 12, 2010

Let Your Kids Play Creatively and They Will Become Healthier Adults

According to new research, we grown-ups need to encourage our kids to play. Indeed, children who engage in creative and active play may grow up to […]
May 12, 2010

Most St. John’s Wort Supplements Fail Quality Tests

As I report in my best-selling book, Alternative Medicine: The claims, the options, the evidence, how to choose wisely, St. John’s wort can be a safe […]
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