Mental Health

November 2, 2021

Only two weeks until “The Best Gift” of the season is available for you

My next book, my 39th, is the second book about my days as a young husband, father, and family physician in the then-small-town of Kissimmee, Florida. The […]
November 2, 2021

Can childhood trauma lead to chronic disease in adults?

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, reported that “Traumatic events in childhood have been linked in previous studies to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, […]
November 1, 2021

Monthly Family Update – November 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: The Best Gift releases November 16 Debbie Macomber’s Foreword to The Best Gift Super-Early-Bird sign up for “The […]
November 1, 2021

Should you consider intermittent fasting?

Eating meals within a consistent window of time may help reduce a person’s risk of heart disease or diabetes, according to a new review published in Endocrine Reviews.
October 31, 2021

Lost my hero 18 years ago but his book is coming soon!

Eighteen years ago today, my brothers, my children, and I lost our hero, our dad and grandfather. We all miss him like crazy. Most of the […]
October 31, 2021

I need you help in spreading the word about my next book, “The Best Gift”

THIS LIMITED OFFER ENDS VERY SOON! DON’T DELAY!!! Dear Friends, A free digital copy of my newest book, The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning […]
October 29, 2021

Will the proposed graphic warnings on cigarette packs work?

New research into the effects of “graphic health warnings on cigarette packs” estimates that “the percentage of people smoking in the U.S. will drop from about 14 […]
October 28, 2021

Why is there a no-chemo revolution in treating breast cancer?

The New York Times reported that a “quiet revolution in breast cancer treatment” is underway in which there is “a slow chipping away at the number of people […]
May 16, 2011

Men and women truly see things differently

There are still some, particularly ardent feminists, who claim that men and women are innately the same and that gender differences are environmentally acquired. As one […]
May 19, 2011

Too much TV increases cardiovascular risk for kids

In a number of previous blogs, I’ve warned you of the risks of too much TV for your kids. Now we have a new and far […]
May 23, 2011

Did you know premarital sex increases the later risk of divorce?

A recently released summary reviews the social science research over the past twenty years and reveals a strong correlation between premarital sexual activity and a significantly elevated […]
May 24, 2011

Meditation calms irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

A study presented recently at a medical meeting revealed that a form of meditation called “mindfulness training” was associated with significantly improved symptom scores for irritable […]
May 24, 2011

Scientists discover how peppermint soothes IBS and gastric pain

New research is offering insight into how an unexpected natural medication, peppermint, is helping patients relieve their symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
May 31, 2011

Parents’ fighting can even affect infants

The CNN “The Chart” blog reported that infants “exposed to their parents’ marital discord may be more likely to experience sleep issues during toddlerhood,” according to […]