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March 20, 2009

Q & A: Should men still get PSAs screenings or not?

Two eagerly awaited studies of a total of 250,000 men have raised new questions and concerns about the risks and benefits of the prostate-specific antigen test, […]
March 18, 2009

How to buy the best fish for your family

Fish, which is high in “good fat,” omega-3 fatty acids, confers multiple health benefits, but it can be challenging to find freshest fish as so often […]
March 18, 2009

Obesity associated with large losses in expected lifespan: Study indicates. What can you do for your family?

  USA Today reports, “Weighing too much may take as much as a decade off your life, according a new analysis of studies that involved 900,000 […]
March 18, 2009

Ironically, the most devout are the most likely to utilize death-to-the-end treatment

The New York Times reports, “Terminally ill cancer patients who drew comfort from religion were far more likely to seek aggressive, life-prolonging care in the week […]
March 16, 2009

Is Prince Charles Endorsing Quackery? His Herbal Detox Products Stir Controversy

In an unusual turn of events, a prominent scientist in the United Kingdom is accusing Prince Charles of contributing to the “ill health of the nation” […]
March 13, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 6 – Why God’s Response to Prayer Isn’t Always to Heal

Despite what many television preachers tell us, the Bible does not teach that God’s response to a prayer to cure illness is an immediate physical healing. […]
March 13, 2009

Research suggests wine neither increases nor reduces breast cancer risk

In a recent blog I told you about a study of more than 1.2 million women in the UK that concluded that alcohol consumption may account for […]
March 11, 2009

For Kids’ Sake, Make Family Meals a Habit

Listen up, kids. Sitting down to eat with your parents night after night might seem like a drag, but over the long run, it’ll be good […]
March 30, 2011

Isoflavones reduce postmenopausal insomnia, hot flashes

In a past blog, Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms, I discussed the data supporting a trial of isoflavones in women with menopausal […]
March 30, 2011

Chiropractic Care: an evidence-based evaluation

I’ve had several questions from readers about my views on chiropractic care. It’s a topic I reviewed for my evidence-based book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the […]
March 31, 2011

Parents continue to give OTC cough, cold treatments to young children despite FDA warnings

In a couple of past blogs, FDA: Skip OTC remedies to treat colds in young children and Cold medicines and children: a dangerous mix? I’ve warned parents […]
March 31, 2011

Report highlights potential dangers of complementary and alternative medicines for children

In my evidence-based book on alternative medicine, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, I wrote a cautionary chapter on the […]
March 31, 2011

Surprise! Stretching before run may not help in preventing most running injuries

A new study is raising eyebrows among those of us who include sports medicine in our practices. Now, before I give you the details of the […]
April 1, 2011

Osteoporosis drugs may increase risk for atypical leg fractures. So, why do I say “don’t worry”?

Bisphosphonates are oral medications designed to prevent bone breaks in older women. Name brands include Boniva, Fosamax, and Actonel) . Now there are reports saying these […]
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