Men’s Health

December 20, 2021

Avoiding the Christmas blues

A patient recently told me that Christmas music actually makes her sad—and she’s embarrassed to feel like a Grinch. If you can relate, you’re not alone.
December 16, 2021

American Heart Association updates guidance for improving your diet and heart health

Healio reports, “The American Heart Association has published an updated dietary guidance that outlines 10 recommendations for improving diet quality and cardiometabolic health in the U.S.”
December 15, 2021

Diets high in processed foods linked to memory impairment

An animal-model study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity has linked a diet high in processed foods to memory impairment when compared with a healthy diet.
December 13, 2021

Researchers find industrial plastics in majority of fast food items

The Washington Post reports, “A new study reports that far too often, small amounts of industrial chemicals called phthalates . . . have been found in samples of food […]
December 10, 2021

Good sleep reduces cognitive decline even in early Alzheimer’s

HealthDay reports that getting the right amount of sleep — not too much and not too little — could reduce your risk of mental decline as you […]
December 9, 2021

Part 2 of my interview with Jerry B. Jenkins on “The Inside Story” releases today

My newest TV show, “The Inside Story: Conversations on the art – and the heart – of writing,” a show for aspiring writers, launched last Thursday […]
December 9, 2021

FDA adds boxed warning on breast implants

Recently federal regulators placed a so-called “black box warning” on breast implant packaging. 
December 8, 2021

Five hours of moderate exercise a week reduces cancer risk

Just a few hours a week of moderate exercise may reduce your risk of cancer, a new study suggests.
June 30, 2008

Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky

HealthDay News has an informative review on Trans Fat labeling. The bottom line? Trans fat is always unhealthy, since no amount of the artery-clogging artificial fat […]
July 2, 2008

Most people do not need colon cleansing (colonics)

A Los Angeles Times health column advises people not to believe that “our bodies [are] awash in ‘toxins,’… and that we should therefore go to dramatic […]
July 2, 2008

Watermelon: A Natural Viagra?

Don’t be fooled by this headline from WebMD Health News reporting a researcher who says that watermelon may be a natural Viagra.  My Take?
July 9, 2008

Antibiotics can harm tendons, FDA warns

Reuters is reporting that a class of antibiotic drugs, known as fluoroquinolones, will be getting a black box warning from the FDA about the risk of tendonitis […]
July 14, 2008

Vitamin D tests soar as deficiency, diseases linked

USA Today is reporting that testing for vitamin D levels, once uncommon, has skyrocketed as medical studies raise awareness about vitamin D deficiencies. Physicians agree that […]
July 14, 2008

Make Family Vacations A Healthy Memory

A recent news story, Why time off is time well spent for your health, emphasized the health benefits of a frequent, restful vacations. The story reminded me […]