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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 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 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

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 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 12, 2010

Dealing With Those All-Too-Public Tantrums

Parents often have a hard time figuring out what to do when their children decide to throw tantrums. It doesn’t help matters that kids often have […]
April 12, 2010

Doctors Say Schools May Be Spreading Misinformation About Homosexuality

The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is sending a letter to school superintendents asking that they not tell students who may experience same-sex attractions to simply […]
April 9, 2010

“Fat dissolving” spa treatments do no such thing

So-called “fat dissolving treatments” offered by spas do NOT eliminate fat and the companies should stop saying so — at least according to a press release […]
May 27, 2010

Indulging in four unhealthy behaviors ages the average individual by 12 years

It is generally understood that being inactive, eating poorly, smoking, and drinking too much are bad – very bad – for your health. Now, a newly […]
May 27, 2010

So, just how much activity is needed to improve your health?

The government’s latest physical activity guidelines recommend: Keep track by the week. Adults need at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity activity each week, such as brisk […]
May 27, 2010

Warning to Parents: Tobacco “candy” could poison your kids

A scary report is out from Reuters Health claiming that thousands of young children are accidentally poisoned by tobacco products each year in the U.S., and […]
May 31, 2010

5 Skin Protection Tips For Memorial Day (and Summer)

Whether you are light- or dark-skinned, whether it’s cloudy or sunny outside, we physicians recommend you wear a sunscreen, and plenty of it. But, the simple act […]
May 31, 2010

Grilling This Memorial Day (and Summer)? Spices may play role in reducing cancer risk

Researchers are reporting that adding certain spices to your steaks or burgers before tossing them on the grill this Memorial Day (and summer)  will not only […]
May 31, 2010

How to Keep Bugs Off This Memorial Day (and Summer)

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for most of us. So, now that summer is officially here and everyone is spending some […]
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