Alternative Medicine

February 23, 2022

Marijuana use during pregnancy again tied to adverse outcomes in infants

Research published in JAMA Network Open found that marijuana exposure during pregnancy was associated with a number of adverse outcomes for the baby.
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 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 19, 2022

WWII Aficionados – Only Two Months to Wait!

The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing […]
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 17, 2022

Study: Autism diagnosis more likely for boys exposed to more screen time at age one year

I’ve told you in the past of the detrimental effects of too much screen time for children and teens. Now comes a very concerning study about […]
February 16, 2022

Increasingly women are falling behind on cervical cancer screening

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a substantial decline in screening for common cancers such as breast, prostate, and colon cancers. A recent study added cervical […]
February 15, 2022

Breast-feeding protects the mother’s cardiovascular health

Most everyone knows that breastfeeding has myriad benefits for the growing baby. But did you know that breastfeeding has many benefits for the mother also? Now […]
October 6, 2010

A Skeptical Look at Power Balance Products

I’ve had a couple of folks write in and ask about Power Balance devices. It looks like this may be an example of a quack product and […]
November 5, 2010

8 Tips for Eating Healthy During Menopause

Good news! Aging does not have to equal weight gain. Women do tend to put on a pound a year in their 40s and 50s, but […]
November 8, 2010

Yoga: Should Christians Be Concerned?

Yoga is an alternative therapy that raises difficult questions for Christians. The physical and breathing exercises taught in yoga classes may improve general well-being. However, as […]
November 17, 2010

Lactoferrin for Acne. Does It Work?

Drinking cow’s milk enriched with the protein lactoferrin may improve acne by up to 20 percent, researchers report in the journal Nutrition. Here are details from […]
November 19, 2010

Patients use prayer as part of healing process

The Chicago Tribune reports, “The relationship between prayer and physical healing has long been the subject of conflicting studies. Some indicate prayer can help, but at […]
November 22, 2010

FDA approves Botox as treatment for chronic migraines

On the front page of its Business Day section, the New York Times reported, “The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Botox, the anti-wrinkle shot […]