Skin Health

May 18, 2022

Marketing of unhealthy foods still reaches US children, study finds

A report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut found that most U.S. children are still vulnerable to brand […]
May 17, 2022

Nice review of last fall’s book release: The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

In the fall of 2021, I published the first book looking back at my family medicine practice years with John Hartman, MD, in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001). […]
May 16, 2022

COVID the 3rd-leading cause of U.S. deaths — Vaccines could have prevented over half

COVID-19 accounted for 460,513 deaths in the US last year, up almost 20% from 2020, making it the third-leading cause of death in the country for […]
May 13, 2022

Marijuana may increase heart attack risk, study finds

Researchers analyzed data on more than 11,000 people between 40 and 69 years old who smoked marijuana at least once every month and discovered a strong […]
May 12, 2022

Seven hours of sleep appears to be ideal night’s rest, study suggests

CNN reports research indicates that “around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest.”
May 11, 2022

Long COVID – Another reason for the vaccine instead of natural infection

CNN reports that “emerging research suggests that a small portion of people who now live with long COVID may have shown no COVID-19 symptoms at all when […]
May 10, 2022

Study: Vegetarian diets appear to be healthy for growing children

HealthDay reports, “Vegetarian diets are a healthy choice for growing kids – though they may slightly raise the odds of youngsters being underweight, a … study suggests.”
May 9, 2022

Study compares COVID-19 cognitive effects to 20 years of natural brain aging

A small study published in eClinicalMedicine reported that cognitive impairment caused by severe COVID is equivalent to 20 years of aging or the loss of 10 IQ […]
April 8, 2011

Medical groups urge tanning ban for minors

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new report urging a ban on allowing minors to use tanning beds.
May 26, 2011

AMA, other medical groups urge states to ban children under 18 from tanning salons

USA Today reports, “Since 1992, rates of melanoma – once considered an old person’s disease – have risen 3% a year in white women ages 15 […]
May 26, 2011

Dangers of tanning not hitting home

A recent survey is revealing that a majority of young women admit to using tanning by both the use of tanning beds and basking in the […]
May 28, 2011

How to Keep Bugs Off This Memorial Day (and Summer)

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for most of us. So, now that summer is officially here and everyone is spending some […]
May 28, 2011

5 Skin Protection Tips For Memorial Day (and Summer)

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared the Friday before Memorial Day, which kicks off the summer, a “Don’t Fry Day.” Here are five […]
July 5, 2011

New guidelines for sunscreen

The Food and Drug Administration’s long-awaited announcement of significant changes to sunscreen labeling was widely reported both by television and print media. The changes will empower us, […]