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June 23, 2008

New Testing of Unborn Child for Down’s Could Pose Ethical Dilemmas

A test that can detect Down’s syndrome from the blood of pregnant women, which would be the first reliable noninvasive prenatal test for the chromosomal disorder, […]
June 23, 2008

Mosquitoes: With repellants, you’re covered

USA Today has a great report out on the effective ways to ward off mosquitoes and the sometimes serious illnesses their bites can cause. And, the […]
June 23, 2008

Online services let patients seek a second opinion from home

USA Today reports that online second-opinion services offer patients consultations from specialists based on the medical records that they fax, mail or send via the Internet.  […]
June 23, 2008

John McCain’s wife loves medical mission work

ABC News is reporting that while Americans will be attending church this Sunday, Cindy McCain the woman who could one day be first lady will be […]
June 23, 2008

Treat knee pain with creams rather than pills

According the BBC, gels or creams containing painkillers are better than tablets for chronic knee pain. This report is based upon National Health Service research in […]
June 23, 2008

Ohio Law To Allow Women to See Ultrasound Before Abortion Will Save Lives

LifeNews.com is reporting a new Ohio law requiring abortion practitioners to give the woman an opportunity to view the active ultrasound image of the unborn child. […]
June 23, 2008

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Healing Broken Bones

CitizenLink is reporting that researchers at the University of North Carolina have used adult stem cells to improve the healing of broken bones in mice. Dawn […]
June 21, 2008

Health Headlines

Study Shows Family Relationships Bring Greater Happiness Than High Income Anti-Smoking Initiative in Massachusetts Results in Fewer Heart Disease Deaths Bone health may suffer in non-menstruating […]
July 24, 2011

Experts concerned about growing number of youth with type 2 diabetes

In a past blog I told you that “Type 2 diabetes (is) appearing more often in kids.” Now that story is worsening.
July 24, 2011

Which foods lead to more weight gain than others? You might be surprised.

It turns out that there are some specific foods that may be the biggest culprits behind weight gain according to a study published in the New England […]
July 25, 2011

Ever heard of anal angina? FDA approves nitroglycerin for chronic anal fissures.

When I first started practice, I had the privilege to serve in the small town of Bryson City, North Carolina, the southern wilderness entrance to the […]
July 26, 2011

Have you heard of Lazy Cakes Relaxation Brownies? Slowtivate? Unwind? Be careful!

Lazy Cakes Relaxation Brownies are stirring up lots of controversy. Why?
July 26, 2011

Could too much calcium harm your health? Here’s the latest.

Calcium is commonly used to prevent osteoporosis and fractures, but experts are now debating how much calcium is really needed, especially by women.
July 27, 2011

Teens look to parents as guide to healthy sexual behaviors

Yet another study has shown what many parents are shocked to discover: Mom and Dad are most often the key to a teen developing highly healthy […]
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