Mental Health

February 22, 2022

Marijuana causes on-going cognitive impairment even when no longer high

A recent analysis of previous research on the impact of cannabis on young’s people’s cognition found that many of the known learning and memory difficulties associated […]
February 21, 2022

Marijuana use associated with higher cardiovascular risk

Under the “this should be absolutely no surprise” category, new research suggests that the use of marijuana may raise a person’s risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease […]
February 19, 2022

WWII Aficionados – Only Two Months to Wait!

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 […]
February 18, 2022

Another study finds e-cigarettes less effective for quitting smoking

People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking found them to be less helpful than more traditional smoking cessation aids, according to a study, published in the journal BMJ.
February 17, 2022

Study: Autism diagnosis more likely for boys exposed to more screen time at age one year

I’ve told you in the past of the detrimental effects of too much screen time for children and teens. Now comes a very concerning study about […]
February 16, 2022

Increasingly women are falling behind on cervical cancer screening

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a substantial decline in screening for common cancers such as breast, prostate, and colon cancers. A recent study added cervical […]
February 15, 2022

Breast-feeding protects the mother’s cardiovascular health

Most everyone knows that breastfeeding has myriad benefits for the growing baby. But did you know that breastfeeding has many benefits for the mother also? Now […]
February 14, 2022

Dear St. Valentine, What are the health benefits of your chocolate?

Chocolates are a perennially popular way to show someone you think they’re special, especially on St. Valentine’s Day! And dark chocolates may even be healthful.
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 […]
October 11, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 15 – Day of Life 235

Many of us have been following, week by week, the life of Anastasha. She is unborn, but carries the  terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues to […]
October 18, 2010

To Not Sleep, Perchance to Shorten Your Life

In past blogs, I’ve discussed the studies showing that if you chronically have a poor night’s sleep or you are chronically sleep deprived, that will result […]
October 18, 2010

Sleep-Deprived Teens Eat More Fat, Study Finds

In my best-sellilng book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat (currently on sale for $1.99 here), I discuss how a good […]
October 18, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 16 – Day of Life 242

We have all been following the journey of Anastasha Kalil. Now it appears her life may be very near its end. Tonya is 36 weeks pregnant […]
October 20, 2010

Study finds later abortions linked to mental health risks, women pressured

A new study finds the later a woman has an abortion the more likely it is that she faces mental health risks and is under pressure […]