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October 28, 2009

What Lessons Massachusetts Holds for U.S. Health Care Reform

Mark Trumbull of the Christian Science Monitor has an article, reprinted by ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=8899142, that I found instructive as we here in the U.S. consider […]
October 28, 2009

Kids’ cereals: 85% more sugar, 65% less fiber than adults’

USA TODAY A new study confirms what savvy consumers have long suspected: Most breakfast cereals advertised to kids are chockfull of sugar and low on fiber. […]
October 28, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 7 – Does spanking teach a child that “might makes right,” that power and strength are most important, and that the biggest can force their will upon the smallest?

Opposition to parents spanking their children has been growing significantly in elite circles over the past few years. And, my blogs on spanking are among the […]
October 26, 2009

White mulberry for type 2 diabetes? Does it work?

Natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are popular among my patients, and among Americans. White mulberry is gaining popularity as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. […]
October 26, 2009

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 10 – Smoke and CO Detectors

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary in living a happy and […]
October 23, 2009

Student’s Research: Energy Drinks Don’t Improve Performance

The energy drink industry generated more than $6 billion in sales in the United States last year. But how much energy do the beverages actually generate? […]
October 23, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 6 – Japan

In the midst of our national debate about healthcare reform, people on both sides of the debate seem to pick and choose among the facts and […]
October 23, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 7 – Procedures

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter […]
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 […]
September 12, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 11

Little Anastasha, only about 207 days old, despite her likely terminal diagnosis of anencephaly, continues to grow and prosper in her mom’s womb. And, she continues […]
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