Woman’s Health

November 23, 2011

Do you give thanks in ALL things?

Barb and I support a wonderful missionary couple, Brian and Christy Lewis, who work with Wycliffe International in southeast Asia. Recently, the Lewis family has wrestled with illness and […]
November 23, 2011

Giving thanks isn’t just pious or polite. It’s good for you

Kim Painter, a columnist for USA Today wrote a column reminding each of us of the potential health value of thanksgiving: Thursday, in between the cheese ball […]
November 22, 2011

The health benefits of being thankful

There are many ways to develop a positive attitude, but one easy way to begin is with the habit of giving thanks. Here’s an excerpt on […]
November 20, 2011

Losing weight in middle age lowers heart disease risk

The New York Times “Well” blog reports that according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “overweight adolescents who slim down in middle age may […]
November 20, 2011

Dietary changes may lower cholesterol better than statins

On its website, ABC News/Good Morning America reports that dietary changes may “do a better job” than taking statins to lower cholesterol.
November 18, 2011

Hunger hormones cause post-dieting weight gain

NBC Nightly News recently reported that a new study gives us clues of “why it’s so hard to keep weight off once you have lost it.”
November 17, 2011

Marijuana causes brain changes similar to those in schizophrenia

HealthDay reports, “Marijuana causes disruptions in concentration and memory similar to those that occur in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study” published in the Journal […]
November 17, 2011

Will new tests promote abortion of an ‘undesired sex’ baby?

Art Caplan, MD, is a physician and bioethicist, who is prochoice, but shares the significant reservations I have about a new blood test that helps a […]
January 14, 2011

“Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?” A Letter From A Reader.

I received this email asking a question I frequently receive from young Christian couples trying to decide about which birth control to consider. My answers to […]
January 19, 2011

Ella Abortion Drug Falsely Called a “Contraceptive Pill”

The ella® abortion drug has been billed by its distributor, the FDA, and abortion advocates as an improved “emergency contraceptive pill.” It is available across the United […]
January 21, 2011

More Transparency at Abortion Clinics May Stop Butchers Like This

A Philadelphia-area abortionist is facing eight murder charges today stemming from an investigation that began after the 2009 death of a 41 year-old woman. When authorities […]
February 1, 2011

Prayer May Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

Patients use prayer as part of healing process Prayer teaches coping methods for the victims of domestic abuse and allows an outlet for dealing with a […]
February 2, 2011

Does postmenopausal estrogen plus progestin therapy increase breast cancer risk?

It’s not rare for my female patients who are in menopause to ask whether postmenopausal estrogen plus progestin therapy increases breast cancer risk. We used to think […]
February 2, 2011

‘Beauty sleep’ turns out to be true, says study

The idea of people needing “beauty sleep” has acquired some scientific backing, according to a Swedish study. People deprived of sleep for long periods appear less attractive […]