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February 24, 2010

Osteopathic care may ease late-pregnancy back pain

Low back pain in pregnancy is extremely common and manipulative therapy has been shown in a number of studies to be very helpful — especially for […]
February 24, 2010

Are heels OK for little girls? Parents, doctors debate!

The AP had a report carried in USA Today that I thought you parents of girls might find helpful. Basically, not only do I not recommend […]
February 21, 2010

Obese Children Twice as Likely to Die Young

In my Amazon.com best-selling book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I predicted that if we did not stem the epidemic […]
February 21, 2010

One in five US teens may have abnormal lipid levels — most related to overweight or obesity

The Washington Post reports that “one out of every five US teenagers has a cholesterol level that increases the risk of heart disease,” according to a new […]
February 21, 2010

Surgery better than diet, exercise in morbidly obese teens

Reuters is reporting that severely (morbidly) obese teens who had surgery to limit what they could eat lost more weight and enjoyed more health benefits than […]
February 21, 2010

Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Soaking in more sunlight and drinking more dairy may help you ward off colon cancer according to a report in Medscape. Researchers in Europe have found […]
February 21, 2010

Daily Calcium Plus Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Fracture Risk

MedScape reports that daily supplements of calcium plus vitamin D, but not of vitamin D alone, are associated with significantly reduced fracture risk, according to the […]
February 20, 2010

Farmed or wild fish: Which is healthier?

CNN has a nice report about a question that I’m often asked, “Which is healthier — farmed or wild fish?” These days, it’s hard to know […]
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, […]
July 12, 2010

Regular teeth brushing linked to healthier hearts

Your mom told you to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Now comes another study proving mom right. Long-time readers know that in at […]
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