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June 25, 2008

Lack of vitamin D raises death risk

The AP is reporting new research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes. In fact, patients with the lowest blood […]
June 25, 2008

CDC Reports a Steep Rise in Diabetes Patients in U.S.

WebMD is reporting on the CDC’s latest diabetes statistics – and, the results are gruesome. Nearly 24 million people in the U.S. have diabetes — including almost […]
June 25, 2008

New Children’s Vaccine Means Fewer Shots

WebMD is reporting the FDA approval of a new five-in-one vaccine. This is great news as it will mean fewer shots are needed to protect babies […]
June 25, 2008

Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment

HealthDay News is reporting that oral cannabis (a form of medical marijuana) was ineffective in treating certain types of acute pain and actually increased sensitivity to […]
June 25, 2008

Safety checklist for operations launched

The BBC is reporting that a safety checklist designed to cut the risk of surgical complications is to be circulated to doctors world-wide.  The list has […]
June 25, 2008

Vaccine Myth #11: The DTP Vaccine Caused Deafness in the 1994 Miss America Beauty Pageant Winner

The Miss America winner was reputed to have become permanently deaf because of a bad DTP vaccine, but this story was totally false.
June 24, 2008

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June 23, 2008

Social Ties May Help Cut Dementia Risk

WebMD Health News is reporting a study funded by the National Institute on Aging showing that elderly women who maintain close friendships and strong family ties […]
July 18, 2011

Death, diabetes, and heart disease risk increase with only two hours of TV a day

In the past I’ve told you that children younger than two years of age should have NO screen time, while children over two should have less […]
July 19, 2011

Emergency medical care myths

In a Huffington Post report, Leigh Vinocur, M.D., debunked three emergency medical care myths. I must tell you that I believed each of these three “myths.” So, this […]
July 19, 2011

Long-term sedentary jobs linked to cancer risk

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, sedentary behaviors, particularly those that require minimal energy expenditure, may increase the risk of developing […]
July 20, 2011

‘Hammock’ effect or ‘rocking’ helps adults fall asleep faster

You’re lying in a hammock on a warm afternoon. You rock softly back and forth. In no time you’re … snoring. This is no real surprise—after […]
July 21, 2011

FDA allows silicone breast implants to remain on market

Five years after they were allowed back on the market in this country, the FDA is saying they are confident silicone breast implants are indeed safe, […]
July 21, 2011

Long-term use of daily aspirin may prevent melanoma

It turns out that an aspirin a day may keep melanoma at bay, according to a new study. 
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