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December 13, 2011

Panel recommends cholesterol testing for all kids

In June I told you in this blog that “all children should be screened for high cholesterol when they’re 9 to 11 years old according to […]
December 13, 2011

Sweetened beverage consumption associated with hypertension risk

MedPage Today reports, “Consuming beverages flavored with either sugar or artificial sweeteners was associated with a higher risk of developing hypertension,” according to research presented at […]
December 12, 2011

Zinc for the common cold—not if, but when

A new Cochrane Review finds that zinc supplementation CAN reduce the duration and severity of a cold SOME, but ONLY if it’s started early on.
December 11, 2011

Busted: Top five flu myths

‘Tis the season for colder weather, impending family gatherings, holiday preparations … and sick days caused by colds and the flu. Along with flu season comes the […]
December 11, 2011

Cold and Flu Old Wives’ Tales Debunked

Was mom’s stay-well advice right? Don’t go out with wet hair. Rest. Cover your mouth when you cough.
December 9, 2011

Simple lifestyle changes dramatically cut risk for type 2 diabetes

USA Today reported, “Making just ONE key lifestyle change can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by roughly one-third.”
December 9, 2011

Whole grain consumption reduces colorectal cancer risk

MedPage Today reports, “Individuals eating three daily servings of whole grains had a significantly, though modestly, lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to pooled data from nearly […]
December 8, 2011

Chicken pox vaccine dramatically reduces death rates

The Wall Street Journal reports in “Aches & Claims” that the Varivax chicken pox vaccine has reduced mortality by 88%, according to a study published in Pediatrics.
February 18, 2009

Are multivitamins helpful or harmful when it comes to preventing chronic diseases?

According to the LA Times, “a spate of high-profile studies published in the last few years shows that a variety of popular supplements — including calcium, […]
February 20, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 3 – Devout Faith Helps but Does Not Guarantee Good Health

Interest in the connection between faith and health has led to a relatively large number of studies investigating the link. Some religious groups, including some actively […]
February 23, 2009

The mother of octuplets versus her doctor. Who should choose? Whom should society support?

A recent editorial here in Colorado Springs reported: An unemployed, divorced woman with six children – living with her bankrupt parents in their teensy weensy home […]
February 23, 2009

Why Obama cannot support Abortion and Marijuana

Our local newspaper, the Gazette, opines, “It seems too good to be true, this new quote from the White House. Unless President Barack Obama denounces it, […]
February 25, 2009

Specific vitamins and a supplement (B vitamins, vitamin D, and calcium) may lower risk of stroke, blindness, and cancer

In recent blogs I have discussed studies showing that multivitamins may not to be helpful for preventing chronic diseases: Are multivitamins helpful or harmful when it […]
February 27, 2009

Study indicates moderate alcohol consumption increases women’s risk of cancer

A study on more than 1.2 million women in the UK finds that alcohol consumption may account for nearly 13% of all breast, liver, rectal, and […]
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