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December 8, 2009

Many autism therapies are unproven and risky

In a gripping series exploring autism and its treatments, the Los Angeles Times reports that “after reviewing thousands of pages of court documents and scientific studies […]
December 5, 2009

The Essential Role of the Father (and a Doula) in Childbirth — “Let my people go!”

In the 1990s, I published a number of papers in the medical and birthing literature to help birthing families design and experience safer and more satisfying […]
December 5, 2009

Should dads be in labor and delivery?

Ten years ago I published an article for a midwifery journal on the issue of whether the father of the baby should be in the delivery […]
December 5, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 13 – Summary

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 […]
December 2, 2009

If safer toys are on shelves this year, how can you find them?

In general, parents shopping for children this holiday season can be confident that toys on the shelves are safer than they have been in the past, […]
December 2, 2009

NOW the healthcare reform debate begins

Healthcare Reform that Most Americans Support Christian Medical Association Labels House Healthcare Bill an “Overdose” That Threatens Patient-Physician Relationship Yesterday, the United States Senate began debating […]
December 2, 2009

Newly released test show most Milk Thistle supplements are substandard

White Plains, New York — December 2, 2009 — A recent review by ConsumerLab.com of ten milk thistle supplements showed that only one met ConsumerLab.com’s quality […]
November 30, 2009

Herbal remedies need real regulation

In my best-selling book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, I explain the reasons that natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) received so little regulation in the […]
October 11, 2010

Taking a Spiritual Inventory of Your Healthcare Professional

Take a Spiritual Inventory Finding a doctor and other health care team members who share your spiritual foundation and practices may be crucial for you—and thankfully […]
October 11, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 15 – Day of Life 235

Many of us have been following, week by week, the life of Anastasha. She is unborn, but carries the  terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues to […]
October 13, 2010

Can Calcium Supplements Cause Heart Attacks?

Calcium supplements are coming under scrutiny due to concerns that they might increase heart attacks. A new study shows that patients over 40 who take 500 […]
October 13, 2010

Medicine Errors Harming Children. What Can A Parent Do?

Australian researchers are claiming that many parents are incapable of giving their children the correct dose of liquid medicines. Using household spoons to measure them out could […]
October 13, 2010

Breastfeeding May Lower Moms’ Diabetes Risk

Most of us are aware of the many, many benefits to the baby when the mom chooses to breastfeed … especially when mom exclusively breastfeeds for […]
October 15, 2010

Omega-Enhanced Margarines a Heart-Saver? Or Not?

They taste like butter and offer a boost of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but these omega-enhanced margarines may NOT actually help your heart, according to […]
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