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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 […]
February 17, 2010

Sexual satisfaction is a complex process that vexes many women and their doctors

Continuing our Valentine’s Day theme of sexual satisfaction in marriage, I thought you might find this article from the Washington Post of interest. It’s penned by Daphne […]
February 17, 2010

What to Do When Heart Disease Hurts Your Sex Life

This article, from Health.com, will be, I would think, very helpful for married couples where one or both spouses has cardiovascular disease. It answers a number […]
February 17, 2010

Poll Shows Majority of Americans Say Abstinence Effective, Want Parents Involved

Abstinence-only program helps kids postpone sex A new Rasmussen poll shows a majority of Americans believe abstinence education programs are effect and a commanding majority would […]
February 16, 2010

Herbals and Heart Health

The folks at Natural Standard recently sent out a notice of a significant review in the cardiology literature on the potential interactions between herbs and heart […]
February 16, 2010

Acupuncture found lacking for fibromyalgia

Reuters Health is reporting on a new study examining the treatment of fibromyalgia with acupuncture. Indeed, acupuncture may provide some temporary pain relief for people with […]
February 16, 2010

Colon Cleansing and Body Detoxification: Any Evidence of Benefit or Harm?

Claims of marked health benefits from “detoxification” have stimulated public interest in colonic cleansing and generated a multimillion-dollar industry promoting oral agents, colonic hydrotherapy, or enema […]
September 8, 2010

New Guidelines: Most women may be able to safely give birth vaginally following C-sections

New guidelines out from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are out to reverse the old expression ‘once a cesarean, always a cesarean. The group […]
September 8, 2010

GAO report criticizes mail-order genetic testing

Barb and I were watching the ABC World News and I was happy to see their report on “stark findings” from a Government Accountability Office “undercover […]
September 8, 2010

Strong relationships improve chances of living longer

In my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I discuss what I call the “four wheels of health”: physical, emotional, […]
September 12, 2010

Two new studies lend more support to compression-only CPR

As you may have heard, the rules of CPR are about to change, as two newly published studies question the way millions of us learn to […]
September 12, 2010

New Lesbian Parenting Study Makes Claims Unsupported by the Evidence

You probably heard or read a headline saying something like this, “The National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) published byAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers the […]
September 12, 2010

Having good friends appears to ‘boost’ survival

Last week I blogged on the topic that “Strong relationships improve chances of living longer.” Now, another study is showing that having a good network of […]
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