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April 7, 2008

Teens with TV in their bedroom highly unhealthy

A new study confirms what I’ve been saying for years – children who have a TV in their bedroom are less likely to be highly healthy […]
April 7, 2008

The power of a healthy marriage

A good marriage is a great way to avoid loneliness and cultivate a warm and supportive relationship. Two news stories this week report that good marriages […]
April 4, 2008

1% Animal, 100% Wrong

This, from the Family Research Council: In the midst of a vicious debate over a U.K. bill that would legalize inter-species embryo experimentation, Newcastle University scientists […]
April 4, 2008

Water Myths

Ever heard that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day? When I was researching my book 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People, I surveyed […]
April 4, 2008

Health Headlines

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Says Abortion is the New Civil Rights Cause Planned Parenthood Report: More Abortions, Fewer Adoptions and Prenatal Care Cardio-metabolic risk can […]
April 4, 2008

Health Headlines

Pro-Life Groups Bash Barack Obama For “Don’t Punish With a Baby” Comment Heart group urges “hands-only” CPR in emergencies Evangelicals less likely to divorce, Barna survey […]
April 4, 2008

Evangelicals less likely to divorce, Barna survey says

Marriage Myth Busted – Divorce Rate NOT 50% A common and oft repeated statement about marriage is that “50% of all marriages end in divorce.” This […]
April 4, 2008

Heart group urges “hands-only” CPR in emergencies

For CPR – kiss “mouth-to-mouth” goodbye The American Heart Association is now recommending what it calls “Hands Only” CPR (chest compressions alone with NO mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). […]
December 27, 2011

Obese children not necessarily doomed to diabetes, heart disease – if they lose weight!

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Fat kids often turn into fat adults with a host of related health problems: diabetes, high blood pressure, […]
December 28, 2011

Study: Few physicians inform parents of child’s obesity

The AP reports that doctors who care for children “are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds,” but a study published in […]
December 28, 2011

“Broken heart syndrome” far more common in women than men

The AP reports, “Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer” Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as “‘broken heart syndrome,’ when sudden or prolonged stress […]
December 29, 2011

Canadian guidelines recommend against mammograms for women in their 40’s

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “a Canadian task force recommends” that women in their 40s should not undergo “routine mammograms.”
December 29, 2011

Review: Acupuncture may be safe treatment for kids

HealthDay reports, “When done by well-trained professionals, acupuncture can be a safe treatment for children,” according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
December 30, 2011

Long-term statin use declared safe safe

Recent research published in The Lancet suggests that the benefits from statins, the revolutionary class of cholesterol-lowering medications, “increase the longer someone takes them with NO […]
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