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August 17, 2009

Vegans may have low calcium intake which could impact bone health

If you’re a vegan, you likely know the necessity of taking B12 supplements. Now, you may need to add a calcium supplement to your regimen. More […]
August 17, 2009

Sports creams may do little for pain

You know, there are just certain things I’ve never questioned — like sports creams help sore muscles or joints. Well, it turns out that one may […]
August 16, 2009

Don’t confuse Obamacare with Colorado’s healthcare reform

President Barack Obama’s plan is to push American health care down the path toward socialized medicine. According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, a majority of Americans […]
August 15, 2009

What is wrong with end-of-life counseling in healthcare reform?

I was on a radio interview yesterday, where the interviewer asked, “So, what’s wrong with end-of-life counseling? I mean, isn’t it considered quality medicine for doctors […]
August 14, 2009

Health Myth #10: Preventive Medicine Saves Money

According to a column by Charles Krauthammer, MD, “Obama (touts) prevention as amazingly dual-purpose: ‘It saves lives. It also saves money.’ Reform proponents repeat this like a […]
August 13, 2009

Americans continue to confront lawmakers at healthcare town halls

In my August 3 blog, I joined other conservative leaders in encouraging you to be sure to contact your congressmen during their August recess back home. […]
August 13, 2009

Federal health officials target sugary drinks as largest driver of obesity epidemic

The Boston Globe is reporting that, according to federal disease investigators, “the cost of treating obesity has doubled in the past decade,” and “sugar-laden beverages” are […]
August 13, 2009

Surgical techniques may help alleviate migraines

When I first read the medical headlines saying that there was a surgery in which 83% of the patients reported at least a 50 percent reduction […]
December 22, 2010

A Christmas story – Part 2

Last time, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Here’s the second of three parts. I hope it will be […]
December 24, 2010

Holiday Depression And Stress

Yesterday, my last day in the medical office before Christmas, I saw three patients all suffering from holiday depression. One was a grandmother who had suffered […]
December 24, 2010

A Christmas story – Part 3

Monday, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Part 2 was posted Wednesday. Here’s the last of three parts. I hope […]
December 27, 2010

New Guidelines for Antidepressants

New guidelines say to select antidepressants based on side effects, other medical conditions, drug interactions, and cost … because they’re all similarly effective. This means the […]
December 27, 2010

Should smokers get a screening CT scan?

With the news that CT scans — or computerized tomography — can prevent lung cancer deaths, smokers and ex-smokers may wonder whether they should ask for […]
December 27, 2010

Eating monounsaturated fats boosts heart health

We’ve actually known this fact for sometime. In fact, monounsaturated fats are one of the reasons the Mediterranean Diet is so healthful. Which just shows that […]
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