Woman’s Health

February 19, 2012

Kids’ snacks CAN be healthy and inexpensive

It’s well-documented that healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables tend to cost more than “junk” foods such as chips and cookies, a phenomenon that’s […]
February 18, 2012

Black tea may help lower blood pressure

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Drinking three cups of black tea daily over months may help lower blood pressure,” according to research published […]
February 17, 2012

Campaign to publish list of overused tests, treatments

The AP reports, “Chances are you’ve heard that many expert groups say cancer screening is overused, too, from mammograms given too early or too often to prostate […]
February 17, 2012

Milk powder may help prevent gout flares

MedPage Today reports, “Daily consumption of enriched skim milk powder could help prevent gout flares,” according to a proof-of-concept study published in the Annals of the […]
February 16, 2012

Narcissistic men have higher levels of harmful cortisol

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Men who are narcissists may be at risk for some health problems, since they could have inherently higher […]
February 16, 2012

Different types of stress said to have different effects on body

The Wall Street Journal discusses the differences between the benefits of and damaging types of stress.
February 15, 2012

Only 25% of kids use sunscreen regularly

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “kids are really bad about using sunscreen consistently,” according to a study published in Pediatrics.
February 15, 2012

Women report feeling more pain than men

A Stanford Medical Center study found women report feeling more pain than men do on a variety of common ailments including back and neck injuries, digestive […]
April 14, 2010

Walking Plus Glucosamine Sulfate May Improve Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

A 30-minute walk taken at least 3 days a week combined with glucosamine sulfate supplements may reduce symptoms of mild to moderate hip or knee osteoarthritis […]
April 19, 2010

Good News for those with Migraine Headaches

Here’s a good news story for those of us who suffer with migraine headaches. According to two new studies, migraine sufferers may be able to get […]
April 23, 2010

Increasing vitamin D levels may cut heart disease risk

I may have blogged more on vitamin D this year than any other topic. And, now, the Los Angeles Times is reporting, “Raising the amount of vitamin […]
April 23, 2010

Vitamin D Supplementation and Cancer Prevention

Readers of this blog know that, in general, I’m in favor of healthcare professionals checking vitamin D levels as part of routine exams. I do this […]
May 3, 2010

Study fails to find evidence that bisphosphonates cause atypical femoral fractures

ABC World News has been doing report after report on the possibility that the osteoporosis medications, called bisphosphonates (like Boniva, Fosamax, Actonel, Reclast, and Zometa) may […]
May 5, 2010

Expectant Mom’s Exercise Keeps Newborn’s Birth Weight Down

A pregnant mother’s exercise may lower her baby’s risk of obesity later in life. The new research shows that regular moderate-intensity exercise during pregnancy reduces an […]