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April 23, 2010

Vitamin D helps fend off flu and asthma attacks

In a recent study of Japanese schoolchildren, vitamin D supplements taken during the winter and early spring helped prevent seasonal flu and asthma attacks. Here’s more […]
April 23, 2010

Increasing vitamin D levels may cut heart disease risk

I may have blogged more on vitamin D this year than any other topic. And, now, the Los Angeles Times is reporting, “Raising the amount of vitamin […]
April 21, 2010

Oral Medication May be more Effective than Topical for Killing Head Lice

In a column I wrote for physicians nearly a decade ago, I discussed the growing use of oral medications, like ivermectin, for some topical skin infections. […]
April 21, 2010

Resistant Ringworm Common in Some Elementary Schools

Treatment-resistant ringworm is common among urban elementary school children — at least according to a new report from U.S. researchers. They studied 10,514 children in kindergarten through […]
April 21, 2010

Stricter government oversight of dietary supplements may be moving closer – thank goodness

Whenever I give talks on natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements), whether to healthcare professionals or laypersons, people seem shocked to learn that these substances are […]
April 19, 2010

Good News for those with Migraine Headaches

Here’s a good news story for those of us who suffer with migraine headaches. According to two new studies, migraine sufferers may be able to get […]
April 19, 2010

Study Finds Unborn Babies Respond to Mother’s Mood

The more we learn about the unborn child, the more miraculous and amazing they seem to be. Now, a study out of Nagasaki, Japan, tells us […]
April 19, 2010

Premature baby ‘Tom Thumb’ born at 25 weeks weighing half a pound survives

German doctors have revealed photographs of the smallest premature baby boy to have survived against incredible odds after being born at 25 weeks weighing just over […]
July 23, 2010

Choosing the Best Sunscreen – Health Magazine Recommendations

If you’re heading outside this summer, bring sunscreen. But with so many choices on the shelves, how can you choose which one is best for you […]
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 […]
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

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 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 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 […]
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