Bioethics

December 29, 2011

Review: Acupuncture may be safe treatment for kids

HealthDay reports, “When done by well-trained professionals, acupuncture can be a safe treatment for children,” according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
December 29, 2011

Canadian guidelines recommend against mammograms for women in their 40’s

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “a Canadian task force recommends” that women in their 40s should not undergo “routine mammograms.”
December 28, 2011

“Broken heart syndrome” far more common in women than men

The AP reports, “Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer” Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as “‘broken heart syndrome,’ when sudden or prolonged stress […]
December 28, 2011

Study: Few physicians inform parents of child’s obesity

The AP reports that doctors who care for children “are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds,” but a study published in […]
December 27, 2011

Obese children not necessarily doomed to diabetes, heart disease – if they lose weight!

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Fat kids often turn into fat adults with a host of related health problems: diabetes, high blood pressure, […]
December 27, 2011

Abstinence programs credited with reducing teen sex rates

Abstinence education programs are being credited with the good news coming in a new report the CDC issued recently from the National Center for Health Statistics […]
December 26, 2011

Vibration platforms do not prevent bone loss in women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “whole-body vibration machines … fall short in […]
December 26, 2011

The benefits of ‘bright light therapy’ for depression

The New York Times reports, “For the millions of Americans who suffer from mild to severe winter blues – a condition called seasonal affective disorder, or […]
October 17, 2009

The Dark Side of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the brilliant (and omnipresent) pink-ribbon campaign is once again raising huge amounts of money in the “race for the cure.” […]
October 21, 2009

Christian Doctors Refuse Bribe from Senate Leader

The Christian Medical Association (CMA), the nation’s largest association of faith-based physicians, today spoke out against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) reported offer to get […]
October 23, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 6 – Japan

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 […]
October 28, 2009

What Lessons Massachusetts Holds for U.S. Health Care Reform

Mark Trumbull of the Christian Science Monitor has an article, reprinted by ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=8899142, that I found instructive as we here in the U.S. consider […]
October 31, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 7 – Norway

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 […]
November 2, 2009

Christian Medical Association Labels House Healthcare Bill an “Overdose” That Threatens Patient-Physician Relationship

The 16,000-member Christian Medical Association, the nation’s largest faith-based associaation of physicians, today said that the 2,000-page healthcare overhaul bill (HR 3962) introduced in the House […]