Men’s Health

November 30, 2021

If you have high blood pressure, you should monitor your BP at home

If you are over 50 and you have high blood pressure or a health condition for which blood pressure control is essential, at-home blood pressure checks […]
November 29, 2021

Teenagers with concussions need to move, not rest

Teenage athletes used to be told to get lots of rest after a concussion. That advice may be out of date. 
November 19, 2021

Should you use low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has for years recommended that middle-aged and older Americans consider taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack […]
November 19, 2021

“The Best Gift” is on a Black-Friday sale already

My latest book, The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons, can be found at a crazy-good Black Friday sale for almost 50% […]
November 18, 2021

As kids increase screen time, their mental health suffers

We know that getting regular exercise and spending less time on screens is good for kids. So, it’s no surprise that researchers discovered that kids who […]
November 17, 2021

More bad news for vapers

Many young adults and teens think that vaping or using e-cigarettes is safe. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
November 16, 2021

“The Best Medicine” releases today!

The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons launches today. After you read it, I hope you’ll agree that it’s the perfect gift […]
November 16, 2021

Breastfeeding can dramatically help a mother’s mental health

Besides the long-established benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mom, a new study reports one more: Nursing could help chase the blues away.
September 27, 2010

Generics As Good As Costly Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

A new study is reporting what I’ve been telling my patients for years: generic blood pressure medications are as good as the far more costly brand […]
September 27, 2010

CDC: Flu Vaccine Has Arrived … Get Yours ASAP

The CDC’s ‘Flu Ends with U’ Campaign has started and most doctors offices and pharmacies already have the vaccine in stock. It may still be late summer, […]
September 29, 2010

What are the Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts?

Healthy fast-food breakfasts? Sounds like an oxymoron, eh? Well, there may be some options for your consideration. And according to at least one expert, they’ll help […]
October 1, 2010

Infidelity Rises When She Makes More Than He Does

A new study finds that men are more likely to cheat if their income is much lower than what their wife or female partner makes, while […]
October 4, 2010

Problems Persist With Ginseng Supplements

Long-time readers know of my fondness for ConsumerLab.com. Their independent testing of natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) guides my teaching and my prescribing. Now, a […]
October 8, 2010

Tart Cherry Juice (Sour Cherry): What Are The Facts?

Tart cherry juice is now becoming a popular drink for everything from heart disease, insomnia, and muscle pain to preventing cancer. It’s in commercial products such […]