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May 13, 2010

Trip to Italy – Day #6 – Venice to Cinque Terre

This morning, Thursday, May 13, we left Venice early (745 am), via water taxi to the train station and caught the bullet train to Milan. After […]
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 […]
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

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

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 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 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 10, 2010

Placenta-derived stem cell therapy may benefit patients with Crohn’s disease

The successes for adult, cord blood, and placental-derived stem cells just keep piling up. Now comes an AP report saying, “Celgene Corporation … reported a successful […]
July 7, 2010

The Story of Anastasha – Part 1 (It will bless you!)

The Story of Anastasha – Part 1 (It will bless you!) One of the blessings of my life is being able to serve as a Visiting […]
July 7, 2010

Showing Gratitude for Partner’s Generosity Strengthens Bonds

When you do something for your romantic partner, is it the thought that counts? Yes, but a new study suggests something else matters: the return favor of […]
July 9, 2010

GAO study reveals contaminants in herbal supplements

Today I’m in Orlando, Florida, where I’ll be speaking to the Florida Academy of Family Physicians on this exact issue. And, I find that most of […]
July 9, 2010

Study: Shark cartilage does not help patients with lung cancer

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that shark cartilage may not benefit patients with lung cancer, according to a study published in the Journal […]
July 9, 2010

Is milk from grass-fed cows more heart-healthy?

Reuters Health has a report I thought you might find interesting. It’s based upon a new study answering the question, “If milk does the heart good, […]
July 11, 2010

My Family, or the Poor?

In times of economic difficulty, charitable organizations and faith communities all report a significant drop off in giving. I know that at our Mission Medical Clinic, […]
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