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March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008 Health Headlines

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues Cholesterol Testing Not Enough for Some You May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk A […]
March 31, 2008

Cholesterol Testing Not Enough for Some

This story is important for readers that plan to have their cholesterol level checked this year. Not only should you get an entire lipid profile (which […]
March 31, 2008

MEDIA ALERT

Dr. Walt and Barb will appear as guests on the Thursday, April 3rd broadcast of “Living the Life” at 930 am on your local ABC Family […]
March 31, 2008

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues

The controversy about Vytorin and Zetia continues. As I’ve been saying since this story began to break, the group of patients studied was one that had […]
January 2, 2012

Vitamin E can be harmful

You may be hearing that vitamin E increases the risk of prostate cancer. This was a surprise to many doctors, but is actually based upon reliable […]
January 3, 2012

If you have hypertension can you take NSAIDs?

Is it okay for patients with uncomplicated hypertension to take NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxyn, celecoxib, etc? 
January 3, 2012

New review of melatonin sleep supplements

Melatonin supplements may help some people get to sleep sooner, particularly those with chronic sleeping problems, but don’t just buy ANY supplement. A new review says […]
January 4, 2012

‘Flat Head’ Syndrome in babies usually temporary

A new report reminds physicians who care for children, and parents, that since more young babies are sleeping on their backs (to prevent SIDS), there is […]
January 4, 2012

Violent video game play may have long-term effect on brain functioning

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Researchers at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America reported that young men’s brains changed after […]
January 5, 2012

Soccer “headers” may increase risk of brain injury

NBC Nightly News reported, “a new study that says frequent headers show brain injuries similar to that seen in patients with concussion, also known as mild traumatic […]
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