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January 25, 2012

CDC recommends hepatitis B vaccine for adults with diabetes

Here’s a practice changer for me. HealthDay reports, “Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for ALL unvaccinated adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes aged 19 to […]
January 24, 2012

Diet, weight loss reduce knee joint pain in osteoarthritis patients

HealthDay reports, “A diet consisting of eight weeks of protein shakes and soup followed by adding low-calorie, high-protein foods can help people with knee osteoarthritis (knee […]
January 24, 2012

New treatment for tendon and joint problems

ABC World News reported, “There is a revolutionary new treatment for the wear and tear on joints that can come with exercise after 50.”
January 23, 2012

How parenthood makes life meaningful and how marriage makes parenthood bearable

When Baby Makes Three, the 2011 State of Our Unions report from the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values, relies on nationally representative data to […]
January 23, 2012

How to avoid airborne infections on planes

Scott McCartney writes in the Wall Street Journal “The Middle Seat” column about how to avoid contracting airborne infections during air travel.
January 22, 2012

Should early “prostate cancer” NOT be called “cancer”?

The AP reports that a team of “specialists convened recently by the National Institutes of Health say it’s time to strip the name ‘cancer'” from low-risk […]
January 20, 2012

Treating high blood pressure in the elderly helps prolong life

MedPage Today reports, “Older patients with isolated systolic hypertension gained an extra day of life expectancy for every month of treatment with diuretic-based stepped care, according […]
January 20, 2012

Normalizing blood pressure in middle age reduces lifetime risk for heart disease, stroke

HealthDay reports, “Blood pressure changes in middle age can affect your lifetime risk for heart disease and stroke,” according to a study published in Circulation.
December 12, 2008

Cutting Drug Costs: 11 Dos and Don’ts

In these tight economic times, people are looking for ways to stretch their money. But when it comes to your medications, some cost-cutting strategies make sense, […]
December 15, 2008

American Society of Reproductive Medicine Statement Confirms the Pill Causes Abortion

Amidst an ongoing debate among prolife advocates about whether to classify the Pill as an abortifacient or a prophylactic, pro-abortion advocates have published an authoritative statement […]
December 15, 2008

For Colds, Step Aside, Chicken Soup: Make Way for Hot Fruit Drinks

Cold viruses are stubborn germs that need both coaxing – and time – to get out of your system. So you might need some help while […]
December 17, 2008

The Top 10 Natural Products of the Year

As you’ve read in my recent health headline postings, alternative medicines are used by 38 percent of American adults and nearly 12 percent of children, according […]
December 17, 2008

If you or someone you love is using an albuterol inhaler, you need to read this

Fast-relief albuterol inhalers to treat asthma symptoms will go green in the United States starting January 1, 2009, as mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug […]
December 18, 2008

For Pro-Lifers, an Early Christmas Present from President Bush — regulations to protect the conscience rights of healthcare professionals

President Bush’s days may be numbered, but not his pro-life influence. In a monumental decision that will be felt well into the next administration, the White […]
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