Woman’s Health

February 3, 2022

Think Omicron is mild? Think again if you’re not vaccinated!

A new CDC study reports that unvaccinated adults are 23 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 during Omicron wave than adults who were vaccinated […]
February 2, 2022

Why Omicron should not be called “mild”!

Healthcare and public health experts with whom I’m speaking are increasingly concerned about the media and others calling the Omicron variant of COVID a “mild COVID.” […]
February 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – February 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Barb’s BIG Surprise Birthday Celebration “At First Light” – 77 days and counting to the April 19 release “At […]
January 31, 2022

Should you wait for an Omicron-specific booster?

A public health expert and epidemiologist told me, “Not just, no! But, hell no!” She added, “You need to let your readers know that if they […]
January 28, 2022

Study finds lasting protection from COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination offers long-lasting protection from the worst outcomes of COVID-19, according to the results of a new study.
January 27, 2022

Unvaccinated kids at much higher risk of severe heart problems

The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant has fueled the pandemic’s fire, resulting in record-breaking case counts in the U.S., with teenagers seeing some of the highest incidence rates. […]
January 25, 2022

Some say getting COVID is safer than the vaccine. They are wrong!

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is a far, far safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19. The reason is simple: COVID-19 vaccination helps protect […]
January 24, 2022

Habitual daily consumption of coffee or tea decreases risk for Alzeheimers, dementia, and stroke

Healio reports, “Drinking multiple cups of coffee or tea a day, or a combination of the two, was associated with a decreased risk for dementia and stroke” […]
April 17, 2009

Employed by God: If you are a Christian and you are working in a secular position, are you working for God?

The delusion (the fixed false belief) that some people do sacred work for God while the rest of humanity settles by doing secular work is an […]
April 21, 2009

Considering an Alternative Therapy? Here are signs that it may be fraudulent and unsafe

According to HealthDay News, alternative therapies, such as herbal remedies, acupuncture, or acupressure, are becoming increasingly popular. But you should always use caution when experimenting with […]
April 21, 2009

What Are Friends for? A Longer Life!

Tara Pope, one of my favorite columnists, reports in the New York Times: “In the quest for better health, many people turn to doctors, self-help books […]
April 21, 2009

His Brain, Her Brain: The Impact upon Patient, Personal, and Professional Relationships

In 2008 I was honored to be asked to present this topic to the 36th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in San […]
April 24, 2009

Amazing new study suggests breastfeeding may lower a mom’s risk for hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease later in life

I’ve been an incredibly strong advocate of breast feeding since my earliest days as a family physician, writer, and medical journalist. But, my support and advocacy […]