brain health

June 11, 2022

Latest Review of my WWII Book – At First Light – is very encouraging

Most of you know that my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse, […]
June 10, 2022

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions tied to avoidable adverse events and expenditures in children

Healio reports, “Researchers found that inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions were associated with avoidable adverse drug events in children, including Clostridioides difficile, and substantial health care expenditures.”
June 9, 2022

Childhood poisoning from melatonin increased more than 500% the last 9 years

The AP reports, “Researchers are drawing attention to a rise in poisonings in children involving the sleep aid melatonin – including a big jump during the pandemic.”
June 8, 2022

Coffee drinkers – even those who take it with sugar – live longer

Moderate consumption of coffee, with or without sugar, is associated with a reduced risk of death, according to a prospective cohort study of British adults.
June 7, 2022

Many parents are making a mistake that could increase their baby’s risk of SIDS

According to a report in HealthDay, most parents know that placing newborns on their backs to sleep can slash the risk of sudden infant death syndrome […]
June 6, 2022

What does “D-Day” really mean? You may be surprised!

Here’s an Op-Ed I wrote titled, “What should our D-Day anniversary mean?” It ran in today’s Washington Examiner newspaper in Washington, D.C. I hope it will be a blessing (and […]
June 5, 2022

Spiritual Assessment (or Spiritual History) in Clinical Care

Last February (it was 2022, and not 2021 as I have on the slide), I was asked to present a keynote address at the Faith and […]
June 4, 2022

Barb and I are on a “Walk for Life” today

Barb and I love and have supported the work of Life Network for over 20 years. And this will be our 20th year supporting their “Walk […]
February 18, 2022

Another study finds e-cigarettes less effective for quitting smoking

People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking found them to be less helpful than more traditional smoking cessation aids, according to a study, published in the journal BMJ.
February 21, 2022

Marijuana use associated with higher cardiovascular risk

Under the “this should be absolutely no surprise” category, new research suggests that the use of marijuana may raise a person’s risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease […]
February 22, 2022

Marijuana causes on-going cognitive impairment even when no longer high

A recent analysis of previous research on the impact of cannabis on young’s people’s cognition found that many of the known learning and memory difficulties associated […]
February 24, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase risk for a second and fatal heart attack or stroke

HealthDay reports research suggesting that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]
March 11, 2022

What to do for the disturbing symptoms of long COVID?

As I told you earlier this week, I’m blessed to be a small part of a great team of healthcare professionals at UCHealth and the University […]
March 18, 2022

COVID-19 may cause loss of gray matter and tissue damage in the brain

The New York Times reports, “COVID-19 may cause greater loss of gray matter and tissue damage in the brain than naturally occurs in people who have not […]