vaccination

December 10, 2021

Good sleep reduces cognitive decline even in early Alzheimer’s

HealthDay reports that getting the right amount of sleep — not too much and not too little — could reduce your risk of mental decline as you […]
December 9, 2021

Part 2 of my interview with Jerry B. Jenkins on “The Inside Story” releases today

My newest TV show, “The Inside Story: Conversations on the art – and the heart – of writing,” a show for aspiring writers, launched last Thursday […]
December 9, 2021

FDA adds boxed warning on breast implants

Recently federal regulators placed a so-called “black box warning” on breast implant packaging. 
December 8, 2021

Five hours of moderate exercise a week reduces cancer risk

Just a few hours a week of moderate exercise may reduce your risk of cancer, a new study suggests.
December 7, 2021

Dietary choices could prevent healthy sleep

Sleep medicine experts say five substances people regularly consume can have a negative effect on sleep quality and duration.
December 6, 2021

“Cold turkey” helps smokers quit better than E-cigarettes

Using e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to keep from relapsing to cigarettes doesn’t appear to be effective.
December 4, 2021

My Fabulous New TV Show for Those Who Want to Write a Book (with a special price for YOU!)

I’m so excited to announce that my newest TV show just launched last Thursday (December 2) on LiftableTV. It’s NOT a medical show, but a show […]
December 3, 2021

FDA unveils proposal to make hearing aids available over the counter

A long-awaited Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal would allow millions of consumers to buy over-the-counter hearing aids in stores or online without a prescription or […]
May 11, 2011

Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 6 – Vaccination and Alternative Medicine

The anti-vaccination movement has no better friends than in the alternative medicine world. In the Massachusetts study mentioned in my last blog, less than one-third of […]
June 16, 2011

Pediatric society rejects ‘personal belief’ exemption for vaccination of kids

Research has shown that children who are exempted from vaccinations have a 35-fold higher risk for measles, a 23-fold higher risk for pertussis and a nine-fold […]
August 18, 2011

Rising Costs Complicate Vaccine Guidelines

The group that advises the U.S. government on vaccination thinks some new vaccines may NOT be worth the cost.
August 18, 2011

Vaccinations should be required

In an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, Author David Ropeik writes that the government should regulate and require vaccination.
October 7, 2011

IOM: Vaccines safe and unrelated to autism

The print media devoted major coverage to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report showing that the benefits of vaccines far exceed their risks. In addition, the IOM assures […]
October 27, 2011

Those around babies need whooping cough vaccine

The whooping cough vaccine has been a rite of childhood for decades, but rising rates of the disease have health officials urging pregnant women and all […]