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July 31, 2009

Texting drivers 23 times more likely to crash, study suggests

Barb and I were watching ABC World News Monday night, July 27, when Charles Gibson said, “There’s a new study out today that shows that texting […]
July 31, 2009

Vision Therapy as Remedy for Learning Disabilities Debunked

Behavioral vision therapy, eye exercises, and colored lenses have no role in treatment of dyslexia and other learning disabilities, according to a statement published by the […]
July 31, 2009

New Study Finds 66 Percent Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Abortion

A new study done on women in Turkey who had abortions has reported a 66 percent increased risk of contracting breast cancer as a result. The […]
July 29, 2009

AMA considering role of physicians’ clothing in transmitting bacteria

Picture a doctor in your mind’s eye, and what do you see? A stethoscope, maybe. Perhaps a little black bag. And almost certainly a white lab […]
July 29, 2009

Cloning without embryonic stem cells. Does this end the embryonic stem cell debate?

The story broke on NBC Nightly News on July 23, when Brian Williams reported that there is a mouse in China that goes by the name […]
July 29, 2009

Does abstinence-based sex education work or not?

A friend, who is a family physician, recently wrote to me and said, of abstinence-based sex education, “It doesn’t work.” Is he right, or wrong? More […]
July 28, 2009

Iced Coffee Drinks Can Pack as Many Calories as an Entire Meal

Enjoying an iced coffee drink? Better skip dinner or hit the gym afterwards, with a cancer charity warning that some iced coffee drinks contain as many […]
July 28, 2009

Daily Glass of Orange Juice Is Heart Smart

An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, but orange juice may be good at the job, too. An antioxidant in orange juice […]
November 15, 2010

Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 1 – Introduction

Here’s the first of an eight-part devotional for men. It’s based upon a chapter on physical health that I wrote for Coach Joe Gibbs’ best-selling book, […]
November 17, 2010

Nurse practitioner writes about her decision to stop getting mammograms

Last week I blogged on the topic “Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: What’s a Woman to Do?” That blog was somewhat technical — although I think […]
November 17, 2010

TV show contestants on “The Biggest Loser” lose fat while preserving muscle mass, study shows

USA Today reports, “The grueling boot-camp workouts on NBC’s The Biggest Loser help contestants lose large amounts of body fat while preserving their muscle mass, a […]
November 17, 2010

Lactoferrin for Acne. Does It Work?

Drinking cow’s milk enriched with the protein lactoferrin may improve acne by up to 20 percent, researchers report in the journal Nutrition. Here are details from […]
November 17, 2010

Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 2 – The Four Wheels of Health

Here’s the second of an eight-part devotional for men based upon my chapter on health in Coach Joe Gibbs best-selling book, Gameplan for Life. The devotional was […]
November 19, 2010

Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 3 – The Physical Wheel of Health

Here’s the third of an eight-part devotional for men based upon my chapter on health in Coach Joe Gibbs best-selling book, Gameplan for Life. The devotional was […]
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