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November 20, 2011

Losing weight in middle age lowers heart disease risk

The New York Times “Well” blog reports that according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “overweight adolescents who slim down in middle age may […]
November 20, 2011

Dietary changes may lower cholesterol better than statins

On its website, ABC News/Good Morning America reports that dietary changes may “do a better job” than taking statins to lower cholesterol.
November 18, 2011

Hunger hormones cause post-dieting weight gain

NBC Nightly News recently reported that a new study gives us clues of “why it’s so hard to keep weight off once you have lost it.”
November 17, 2011

Marijuana causes brain changes similar to those in schizophrenia

HealthDay reports, “Marijuana causes disruptions in concentration and memory similar to those that occur in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study” published in the Journal […]
November 17, 2011

Will new tests promote abortion of an ‘undesired sex’ baby?

Art Caplan, MD, is a physician and bioethicist, who is prochoice, but shares the significant reservations I have about a new blood test that helps a […]
November 16, 2011

Study finds no link between cell phones, cancer

Major media sources provided coverage of a large study from Denmark that found no association between cell phone use and elevated cancer rates.
November 15, 2011

Study associates profanity on TV with foul-mouthed children

USA Today reported that according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, television may be turning “children into fountains of four-letter words.”
November 15, 2011

Pediatrics group warns against secondhand TV in kids under two

In continuing coverage, USA Today reports that in the journal Pediatrics, “the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for the first time included warnings about ‘secondhand television’ in […]
March 24, 2009

Gardening Not Only Saves Money, It’s Highly Healthy

I don’t know about your part of the world, but here in Colorado, the weather was downright balmy last week. And on Friday spring was sprung! […]
March 25, 2009

How you can help protect your doctor’s freedom (You must act immediately)

President Obama said it clearly. He wants to hear from you. But he’s given you a deadline: You’ve got two weeks to voice your concerns – […]
March 25, 2009

Parents continue to have unwarranted fears and delusions about pediatric vaccines.

Infants and children get a lot of shots (vaccinations) to prevent against many different potentially fatal diseases. For this reason, parents or caregivers sometimes ask us […]
March 27, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 8 – Illegitimate Spiritual Practices.

Alternative medicine as a whole is not rooted in any particular religious tradition, but some therapies are. A number of healing rituals and traditions are part […]
April 1, 2009

Study indicates inexpensive polypill pill may significantly reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Should you consider it?

On the March 30th edition of the ABC World News, Charles Gibson reported, “Some of the country’s leading heart doctors heard results” yesterday at the American […]
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