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Don’t Get Sucked In

 January 22, 2013

Don’t Get Sucked In   My smart southern father always said to us kids, “Just because they say so doesn’t mean it’s true. If everyone else is going to jump off the bridge, that doesn’t mean you should too.” In my teenage years, that was never the statement I wanted to hear, especially when I wanted to go to […]

We Are Dying Earlier Than Other Countries

 January 18, 2013

We Are Dying Earlier Than Other Countries   Recently the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine released a new report titled “U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health”. The study was commissioned to find out why life expectancy in the United States is going downward compared to other countries who are […]

Walnuts And Infertility

 January 18, 2013

Walnuts And Infertility   I have to admit, this subject I am writing about is truly not my expertise, but I felt it may be interesting for those of you trying to get pregnant. It has been found that the daily addition of 75 grams of shelled whole walnuts may have a positive effect on […]

The Happiest People In The World

 January 17, 2013

The Happiest People In The World    My great friend and colleague, Hernan, sent me this video. He lives in the country that won the number one place for the happiest people in the world. I want to share the video with you. Maybe it’s true that we Americans are working too hard and not […]

Natural Treatments For Fibromyalgia

 January 17, 2013

Natural Treatments For Fibromyalgia I’m sure it is no fun to have chronic pain everyday from Fibromyalgia. I have spoken to several people who have expressed their pain, not only the pain within their body, but the pain of trying to get a doctor to help take the pain away. I have heard their frustrations […]

Cancer Screenings Fell In The Last 10 Years

 January 16, 2013

Cancer Screenings Fell In The Last 10 Years   A study which was supported by a National Cancer Institute fellowship revealed that in the last ten years, the United States population did not meet Healthy People 2010 (HP2010), except for colorectal cancer. This was published December 27, 2012 in Frontiers in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. […]

Who Is Your Hero?

 January 16, 2013

Who Is Your Hero? When I was a child, there were many TV heroes one could choose to emulate. There was Superman with his incredible strength, Batman with his great ability to save the day, and even Jimmy Stewart who believed in the angel that rang the Christmas bell. Oh, and I can’t not mention […]

Finally! New US Food Safety Rules

 January 15, 2013

Finally! New US Food Safety Rules   Have you noticed how many food recalls we have had in the past couple of years? It’s been everything from peanut butter, cabbage, onions, bell peppers, lettuce, cantaloupe, spinach, and more. I can not remember ever having so much food sickness as we have had recently. It seems […]

Be Careful When Taking Drugs With Grapefruit

 January 15, 2013

Be Careful When Taking Drugs With Grapefruit   Warning! People are trying to lose weight with many different methods. One way is by ingesting a lot of grapefruit. This information came to me and I felt I needed to share it with you. The Canadian Medical Association Journal has recently published findings that a number […]

Nurses Are Still The Most Trusted Medical Professionals

 January 14, 2013

Nurses Are Still The Most Trusted Medical Professionals   A new Gallup Poll survey shows in the United States, 85% of the people still believe nurses rank the highest for honesty and ethics. I agree with that. Remember, I was a nurse before I went back to medical school to become a doctor. I have been on […]