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November 12, 2008

Poscast – WOLC – 11-4-08

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November 12, 2008

Is your grocery store among America’s healthiest grocery stores?

Supermarket chains are increasingly offering healthier foods. One chain was recently selected the healthiest grocery store in America – partly for its locally produced foods. Another […]
November 12, 2008

Doctor Urges Caution in Interpreting New Findings on Cholesterol Drug

On March 31, 2008, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca trumpeted the early closing of its so-called JUIPITER trial of a cholesterol-lowering drug (statin), Crestor. The results after only […]
November 10, 2008

Inexpensive blood test identifies people with a normal cholesterol at risk for heart attack, stroke – and a statin medicine may save lives and change preventive medicine

Whew! This is long title describing the remarkable results of a study, just announced at the American Heart Association’s meeting in New Orleans, which showed that […]
November 10, 2008

Questions and Answers on Bottled Water and How It Compares to Tap Water

Americans drank 9 billion gallons of bottled water last year, or slightly more than 29 gallons for every man, woman, and child in the country. They […]
November 7, 2008

U.S. News unveils ranking of health insurance plans (including Medicare)

U.S. News & World Report recently released its ranking of the top health insurance plans in the U.S. If you desire to be your own healthcare […]
November 7, 2008

Five steps to getting a second opinion online

In the past, I’ve blogged about how online services let patients seek a second opinion from home. Now, CNN Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, has written a […]
November 5, 2008

Vaccines: Separating fact from fiction

When it comes to the arguments about the safety of vaccines, what’s a worried mom to do? Between the scary claims about shots themselves and the […]
May 23, 2011

Did you know premarital sex increases the later risk of divorce?

A recently released summary reviews the social science research over the past twenty years and reveals a strong correlation between premarital sexual activity and a significantly elevated […]
May 24, 2011

Meditation calms irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

A study presented recently at a medical meeting revealed that a form of meditation called “mindfulness training” was associated with significantly improved symptom scores for irritable […]
May 24, 2011

Scientists discover how peppermint soothes IBS and gastric pain

New research is offering insight into how an unexpected natural medication, peppermint, is helping patients relieve their symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
May 25, 2011

Problems discovered with vitamin D supplements

Many consumers do not realize that natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are essentially unregulated in the U.S. Without the wonderful work of several independent quality […]
May 26, 2011

AMA, other medical groups urge states to ban children under 18 from tanning salons

USA Today reports, “Since 1992, rates of melanoma – once considered an old person’s disease – have risen 3% a year in white women ages 15 […]
May 26, 2011

Dangers of tanning not hitting home

A recent survey is revealing that a majority of young women admit to using tanning by both the use of tanning beds and basking in the […]
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