Mental Health

November 14, 2021

T minus 2 days until “The Best Gift”

Of my 40 books, this is perhaps the most heartfelt. I pray The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons will be a blessing […]
November 14, 2021

“The Ultimate Writer’s Conference” early bird pricing ends November 19

I invite you to join me for The ULTIMATE WRITER’S CONFERENCE, an unprecedented LIVE-STREAM event I’ll be MC’ing on March 12, 2022. At this fast-paced, interactive […]
November 13, 2021

T minus 3 days until “The Best Gift”

The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons is the sequel to my first book (The Best Medicine) about being a family physician […]
November 12, 2021

T minus 4 days until “The Best Gift”

Early readers have told me that this will be their favorite Christmas present to give to family and friends this year: The Best Gift: Tales of a […]
November 12, 2021

What doctors wish their patients knew about cutting down on screen

According to a report from the AMA, while the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone, digital tools have allowed people to work remotely, participate in school from […]
November 11, 2021

Five days until the U.S. release of “The Best Gift”

The excitement is building for the November 16 release of my next book, The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons can be preordered […]
November 11, 2021

Remembering My Favorite Veteran on Veteran’s Day

I love what my friend, Congressman Doug Lamborn, wrote today about Veteran’s Day (and my hero, my dad):
November 11, 2021

Does a low carb diet worsen your cholesterol?

Going on a low-carb diet has long been a popular weight-loss strategy. But some doctors and nutrition experts have advised against doing so over fears that […]
April 4, 2011

Absolutely Amazing: The Vast Majority of “Locked-In Patients” Satisfied With Life

Many people believe that people with “locked-in syndrome,” a form of nearly complete paralysis, would want to die, commit suicide, or be euthanized. It turns out […]
April 8, 2011

Optimism helps heart patients live longer, while pessimism harms

In my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I have a chapter on how your attitude about life impacts your health. […]
April 11, 2011

Ten tips for getting a better night’s sleep

The following ten tips, provided by the National Sleep Foundation, can help you achieve sleep and the benefits it provides. These tips are intended for “typical” […]
April 13, 2011

New study reignites debate on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The New York Times notes that after a disease can be “diagnosed reliably through lab tests, creating an accurate case definition” becomes easy. But for illnesses with […]
April 15, 2011

Electronic device use prior to bed hindering Americans’ sleep quality

HealthDay reported that “many Americans might be losing valuable shut-eye because they spend the hour before bedtime in front of the electronic glow of a television, […]
April 21, 2011

Popular baby media does not actually advance learning

In past blogs I’ve warned parents, “‘Baby Einstein’ or ‘Brainy Baby’ may turn your baby into anything but,” and “Don’t Count on DVDs to Improve Your […]