COVID prevention

May 22, 2022

Praying with patients in clinical care (webinar)

I was so very honored, privileged, and blessed to present a webinar for the International Christian Medical and Dental Associations this last week on the subject of […]
May 21, 2022

“At First Light” declared “the perfect labor induction agent”

Long-time readers know that for the last 15 years I’ve served as a Visiting Professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa. […]
May 20, 2022

High intake of ultra-processed foods increases risk for a second heart attack and stroke

HealthDay reports research suggests that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]
May 19, 2022

Barb and I “Walk for Life” in two weeks as Crisis Pregnancy Centers come under attack

It’s my and Barb’s 20th year of participating in Life Network‘s “Walk for Life.” If you don’t support a Crisis Pregnancy Center, we hope you’ll consider […]
May 18, 2022

Marketing of unhealthy foods still reaches US children, study finds

A report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut found that most U.S. children are still vulnerable to brand […]
May 17, 2022

Nice review of last fall’s book release: The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

In the fall of 2021, I published the first book looking back at my family medicine practice years with John Hartman, MD, in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001). […]
May 16, 2022

COVID the 3rd-leading cause of U.S. deaths — Vaccines could have prevented over half

COVID-19 accounted for 460,513 deaths in the US last year, up almost 20% from 2020, making it the third-leading cause of death in the country for […]
May 13, 2022

Marijuana may increase heart attack risk, study finds

Researchers analyzed data on more than 11,000 people between 40 and 69 years old who smoked marijuana at least once every month and discovered a strong […]
January 19, 2022

COVID-19 treatments: What’s authorized and what works

New cases of COVID infections are surging and in the U.S. are at the highest levels of the pandemic. The fast-spreading Omicron variant is fueling this […]
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 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 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 […]
February 8, 2022

Over 900K COVID deaths – more than all U.S. combat deaths in every war combined

According to an article in Wikipedia, the U.S. has had 666,441 combat deaths in all of the wars the U.S. has ever fought. COVID has now […]
February 28, 2022

Infants of vaccinated mothers less likely to be hospitalized for COVID

Infants born to mothers vaccinated with two doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine during pregnancy are dramatically less likely to be admitted to the hospital for […]