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December 8, 2011

Doctors warn against mailing chickenpox items

This was a new one to me. The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Some parents, hoping to avoid giving their kids the chickenpox vaccine, were […]
December 8, 2011

Melanoma detection device receives FDA pre-market approval

The AP reports, “Dermatologists will soon get some high-tech help deciding which suspicious-looking moles should be removed and checked for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.”
December 7, 2011

Study finds correlation between happiness and longer life

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study by epidemiologists at University College, London, “happiness is good for your health.” The results […]
December 6, 2011

Alcohol and breast cancer … what am I telling my patients?

In a blog earlier today, “Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk,” I told you, “Less than a drink a day even a glass […]
December 6, 2011

Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk

A study linking alcohol consumption to breast cancer risk garnered a significant amount of coverage, with all three national news broadcasts covering the story recently. The story […]
December 5, 2011

Christmas Season Sale – My Autographed Books

What better gift could you give a reader than an autographed book? Well, the folks at my on-line book store have just slashed the prices of […]
December 5, 2011

Drinking coffee associated with decreased skin cancer risk

The Los Angeles Times reports that according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, “drinking coffee […]
December 4, 2011

Supplements for lactose intolerance vary dramatically in strength and cost

Can lactose-free milks and lactase enzyme supplements provide help to the millions of Americans with lactose intolerance. Yes! Absolutely! But, and this a BIG “but,” it […]
February 27, 2009

Study indicates cutting calories may help people lose weight regardless of diet

A new study confirms that the type of diet you pick doesn’t matter so much for weight loss; it’s sticking to it that counts.  Researchers compared […]
February 27, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 4 – Can Faith be Unhealthy?

While faith can have positive effects on health, it can also have negative effects. Although religious beliefs are a source of comfort and support for many […]
March 4, 2009

Study suggests heartburn drugs may reduce Plavix effectiveness

A CBS Evening News story had patients calling my office today. Katie Couric reported, “A warning tonight for heart patients who combine Plavix [clopidogrel bisulfate] with […]
March 4, 2009

Sen. Brownback supports partial-birth abortion advocate, Governor Sebelius — pro-Lifers stunned

According to LifeSiteNews.com, “Kansas’ U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, who has long identified with the pro-life movement, has shocked pro-life leaders by supporting the nomination of extreme […]
March 9, 2009

What if healthcare reform in America led to the banning of life-prolonging cancer drugs? Don’t think it could happen? Then read this.

My friend, Gary Bauer, wrote in his daily email blast, “During the debate on the so-called ‘stimulus’ bill, many conservatives warned against a provision snuck into […]
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