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January 5, 2012

A new worry for soccer parents: Heading

What happens inside the skull of a soccer player who repeatedly heads a soccer ball? That question motivated a provocative new study of the brains of […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 2, 2012

Experts surprised by rising prevalence of celiac disease

Food companies are always trying to take advantage of the latest dietary trend or health craze. But the story of how we got to a place […]
October 22, 2008

Pro-life Pharmacy in Virginia Now Open

Several news outlets are reporting on The Divine Mercy Care (DMC) Pharmacy, which opened yesterday in Chantilly VA. The unique pharmacy is a Catholic-run business that […]
October 22, 2008

Did you know the birth control pill can cause abortions?

More and more men and women are learning that a number of forms of birth control (including the birth control pill, the IUD, the morning after […]
October 24, 2008

Simple remedies can ease sinus woes

Saltwater nasal sprays, warm compresses and other do-it-yourself remedies can help lessen the misery of inflamed sinuses, according to experts at the Mayo Clinic. More Information:
October 24, 2008

Doctors Admit the Obvious: You Can’t Get a Live Organ from a Dead Body

In a remarkably candid article about organ donation in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a doctor and a bioethicist have made the unnerving observation […]
October 27, 2008

How to decrease the wait for your doctor’s appointment

To kill time in the obstetrician’s waiting room, Lora Jacobsen and her husband, Dustin, discuss names for their future child. Then they read old parenting magazines […]
October 27, 2008

Do you lie to your doctor? If so, it could cost you your life.

Have you ever lied to your doctor? Even a little “white lie”? Perhaps fibbed about how much you drink or exercise, or how healthily you eat? […]
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