Mental Health

March 21, 2022

Does your favorite sunscreen cause cancer?

According to ConsumerLab.com, “Scientists have discovered at least two different compounds in sunscreen that are carcinogens — benzene and benzophenone.” Carcinogens are substances that can cause cancer.
March 19, 2022

“At First Light” WWII book releases in one month

The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing […]
March 18, 2022

COVID-19 may cause loss of gray matter and tissue damage in the brain

The New York Times reports, “COVID-19 may cause greater loss of gray matter and tissue damage in the brain than naturally occurs in people who have not […]
March 17, 2022

6 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve had a number of family and friends who have benefited from using the online service Noom
March 16, 2022

Women who breastfed children much less likely to develop or die from heart disease or stroke

Healio reports that women who ever breastfed during their lifetime were far less likely to develop heart disease or stroke.
March 15, 2022

Study finds lasting protection from COVID-19 vaccines

COVID vaccination, particularly the mRNA vaccine, offers long-lasting protection from the worst outcomes of COVID-19, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at […]
March 14, 2022

Study: Regular home BP readings are the most accurate at diagnosing hypertension

HealthDay reports, “Regular blood pressure readings at home are more accurate for diagnosing high blood pressure than those taken at a doctor’s office.”
March 13, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part Two – The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

With the permission of my publisher, for the month of March, I’m giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the first four chapters of my latest book […]
August 20, 2010

How Much Sunlight Is Equivalent to Vitamin D Supplementation?

Readers of this blog are well aware than many (if not most) Americans have insufficient to deficient levels of vitamin D. Other than prescribing oral vitamin […]
August 25, 2010

Weight loss may help reduce menopausal hot flashes in overweight or obese women

CNN reports, “Overweight women who experience hot flashes — the uncomfortable flushing and sweating spells that accompany menopause — may be able to cool those symptoms […]
September 7, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 10 – Day of Life 200

Little Anastasha, despite her likely terminal diagnosis of anencephaly, continues to grow and prosper in her mom’s womb. And, she continues to bless her parents, her […]
September 8, 2010

Strong relationships improve chances of living longer

In my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I discuss what I call the “four wheels of health”: physical, emotional, […]
September 12, 2010

Having good friends appears to ‘boost’ survival

Last week I blogged on the topic that “Strong relationships improve chances of living longer.” Now, another study is showing that having a good network of […]
September 12, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 11

Little Anastasha, only about 207 days old, despite her likely terminal diagnosis of anencephaly, continues to grow and prosper in her mom’s womb. And, she continues […]