Men’s Health

September 29, 2021

Avoiding Jet Lag

The resurgence of travel will bring questions about jet lag. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter for those on trips of three or […]
September 28, 2021

Preventing Kidney Stones

Anyone who has suffered from the excruciating pain of a kidney stone will want to prevent them in the future. Here’s the latest from the experts […]
September 27, 2021

Treating fever in children

As the cough and cold season begins, parents always ask about treating fever in kids. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter.
September 24, 2021

Less sugar linked to fewer heart disease events

Sugary foods and beverages are strongly associated with obesity and diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the leading cause of death in the […]
September 23, 2021

Is the “quadpill” the future of blood pressure control?

One of the main barriers to blood pressure control is the failure of prescribers to add medications when the blood pressure is not controlled.
September 22, 2021

Diabetes Remission

In a recent consensus statement, diabetes experts defined what it means to become disease-free from Type 2 diabetes.
September 21, 2021

Reducing your and your kids’ risk of diabetes

If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, you may find yourself worrying about whether it will show up in you or your kids. And your […]
September 20, 2021

What’s the right amount of sleep?

Sleep duration is tied to early Alzheimer’s disease according to a recent large analysis by Stanford University researchers. The study involved 4,417 with normal cognitive scores at […]
February 18, 2009

Are multivitamins helpful or harmful when it comes to preventing chronic diseases?

According to the LA Times, “a spate of high-profile studies published in the last few years shows that a variety of popular supplements — including calcium, […]
February 20, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 3 – Devout Faith Helps but Does Not Guarantee Good Health

Interest in the connection between faith and health has led to a relatively large number of studies investigating the link. Some religious groups, including some actively […]
February 25, 2009

Specific vitamins and a supplement (B vitamins, vitamin D, and calcium) may lower risk of stroke, blindness, and cancer

In recent blogs I have discussed studies showing that multivitamins may not to be helpful for preventing chronic diseases: Are multivitamins helpful or harmful when it […]
February 27, 2009

Study indicates cutting calories may help people lose weight regardless of diet

A new study confirms that the type of diet you pick doesn’t matter so much for weight loss; it’s sticking to it that counts.  Researchers compared […]
February 27, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 4 – Can Faith be Unhealthy?

While faith can have positive effects on health, it can also have negative effects. Although religious beliefs are a source of comfort and support for many […]
March 4, 2009

Study suggests heartburn drugs may reduce Plavix effectiveness

A CBS Evening News story had patients calling my office today. Katie Couric reported, “A warning tonight for heart patients who combine Plavix [clopidogrel bisulfate] with […]