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May 25, 2010

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Reviewed

According to a new review of the role of perimenopausal hormone therapy published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, women must be informed of the potential benefits and […]
May 23, 2010

Trip to Italy – Our Last Day

1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain 2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only […]
May 22, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #15 – Rome Day #3

Rome is magnificent and brutal, painfully historical and modern, wonderfully peacefully and maddeningly bustling, captivating and repulsing … at all at the same time. To us, […]
May 21, 2010

Trip to Italy – Days #13-14 – Rome Days #1-2 – The Wedding

Yesterday, Thursday, May 20, we trained to Rome and then checked into the Roman Residence (where we stayed earlier in the trip). Massimo, the owner, warmly […]
May 20, 2010

New research touts the benefits of marriage on health

Tara Parker-Pope, of the New York Times, recently did an excellent analysis on the topic of the effects of marriage on health. Parker-Pope reports, “Contemporary studies […]
May 20, 2010

Raw milk advocates and health officials step up dispute

In the past, I’ve blogged about the potential dangers (including a few fatalities) from consuming or giving your children raw (unpasteurized) milk. Recently USA Today carried […]
May 20, 2010

Unexpected Consequences of Twitter, Facebook, and the Self-Esteem Movement?

Here’s an interesting story that I’ve excerpted from an article, “Twitter and YouTube: Unexpected Consequences of the Self-Esteem Movement?” published in the Psychiatric Times. To Americans […]
May 19, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #12 – Florence Day #4

Our final day in Florence started out cool and crisp before a drizzle interrupted, but did not stop, our few remaining explorations. After a breakfast of […]
June 25, 2010

Adults may need up to twice the amount of vitamin D than is typically recommended

Here’s news about a new guideline that will change something I do in practice. The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Older adults need up […]
June 25, 2010

How much vitamin D is too much?

Now that so many more people are taking vitamin D, some are asking how much vitamin D is too much. And, it’s important to note that […]
June 28, 2010

Study: Working overtime increases heart risk

People who regularly put in overtime and work 10 or 11-hour days increase their heart disease risk by nearly two-thirds, research suggests. The findings come from a […]
June 28, 2010

Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes lasting for at least an hour

The AP reports, “Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour,” with more fit exercisers reaping a greater number of […]
June 28, 2010

Drinking fewer sugary drinks lowers blood pressure

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that “there may be a link between drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages and lowering blood pressure,” according to a study […]
June 30, 2010

Listening to Mozart Won’t Make Your Child Smarter

First we learned that DVDs intended for babies are not only not helpful to children, but may harm them. Now comes a study showing no evidence […]
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