Bioethics

November 3, 2011

The PSA Controversy: A view from family physicians.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, has once again rejected the status quo, following the evidence to propose a recommendation some likely will find controversial. Here’s […]
November 3, 2011

The PSA Controversy: A view from the American Cancer Society.

To screen or not to screen for prostate cancer, that is the question. Or is it? Here’s the viewpoint of my friend, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, the Deputy […]
November 2, 2011

Task force recommends “D” rating for PSA screening for prostate cancer

TV and print media have extensively covered the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) decision to give a “D” rating to PSA testing. What’s this mean […]
November 2, 2011

Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update 1)   Endorsements for Hazel Creek 2)   Cover for Hazel Creek 3)   Finished Writing […]
November 1, 2011

A Christian view of caring for a dying parent

I have a dear friend, Tim, who is a healthcare profession and now involved in providing loving care and caring for his mother as she approaches […]
November 1, 2011

Is the US infant mortality ranking “shameful”? I say, “no,” but here’s the debate:

Of the over 2000 blogs I’ve posted, one of the most popular was Health Myth #1: “The U.S. has one of the highest infant mortality rates […]
October 31, 2011

Want to dramatically reduce your breast cancer risk?

USA Today ran a number of articles discussing breast cancer, focusing in particular on the role of inflammation. The great news here is that doing something that […]
October 30, 2011

Saw palmetto has no effect on enlarged prostate

In a surprise to advocates of treating the symptoms of an enlarged prostate with saw palmetto, a significant study reports that saw palmetto appears to have NO benefit […]
September 15, 2010

Windpipes Made with Adult Stem Cells Help Cancer Patients

In a story coming out of Rome, Italy, LifeNews.com is reporting that Italian doctors have announced the use of patients’ own adult stem cells to fabricate […]
September 15, 2010

AP Surprises With Article Showing Adult Stem Cell Research Far Outpacing Embryonic

The Associated Press surprised me and, I suspect, many other readers with a dramatic story on the contrasts between adult and embryonic stem cell research and a […]
September 19, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 12

Little Anastasha, whose life we’ve been following for the last 12 weeks, is now about 214 days old, despite her terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues […]
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 […]
October 11, 2010

Taking a Spiritual Inventory of Your Healthcare Professional

Take a Spiritual Inventory Finding a doctor and other health care team members who share your spiritual foundation and practices may be crucial for you—and thankfully […]
October 11, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 15 – Day of Life 235

Many of us have been following, week by week, the life of Anastasha. She is unborn, but carries the  terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues to […]