Bioethics

January 5, 2012

A new worry for soccer parents: Heading

What happens inside the skull of a soccer player who repeatedly heads a soccer ball? That question motivated a provocative new study of the brains of […]
January 5, 2012

Soccer “headers” may increase risk of brain injury

NBC Nightly News reported, “a new study that says frequent headers show brain injuries similar to that seen in patients with concussion, also known as mild traumatic […]
January 4, 2012

Violent video game play may have long-term effect on brain functioning

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Researchers at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America reported that young men’s brains changed after […]
January 4, 2012

‘Flat Head’ Syndrome in babies usually temporary

A new report reminds physicians who care for children, and parents, that since more young babies are sleeping on their backs (to prevent SIDS), there is […]
January 3, 2012

New review of melatonin sleep supplements

Melatonin supplements may help some people get to sleep sooner, particularly those with chronic sleeping problems, but don’t just buy ANY supplement. A new review says […]
January 3, 2012

If you have hypertension can you take NSAIDs?

Is it okay for patients with uncomplicated hypertension to take NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxyn, celecoxib, etc? 
January 2, 2012

Vitamin E can be harmful

You may be hearing that vitamin E increases the risk of prostate cancer. This was a surprise to many doctors, but is actually based upon reliable […]
January 2, 2012

Experts surprised by rising prevalence of celiac disease

Food companies are always trying to take advantage of the latest dietary trend or health craze. But the story of how we got to a place […]
September 9, 2009

Sarah Palin Bashes Rationing in Health Care Bills

Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has penned an opinion column running in the Wall Street Journal that again bashes Obama and Congress. She expands on her […]
September 9, 2009

President Obama’s Speech on Healthcare Reform – Did He Lie?

Earlier today, I gave you a report card you could use to grade the President’s speech tonight on healthcare reform. By my count, the president failed […]
September 10, 2009

The AMA says “Comprehensive Sex Ed Said to Have Most Impact.” Baloney.

An AMA report says abstinence should be one part – but not the only one – of teaching kids about sexual activity. Are they correct, or […]
September 15, 2009

How many uninsured people need additional help from taxpayers?

To my surprise, the most popular blogs I’ve ever written are on healthcare reform. So, now that we are on the eve of the Senate unveiling […]
September 16, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 1 – Introduction

My blogs on spanking are among the most read of those I publish. This may be due to the fact that opposition to parents spanking their […]
September 25, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 2 – Canada

In the midst of our national debate about healthcare reform, people on both sides of the debate seem to pick and choose among the facts and […]