For more than 20 years, I have been a freelance health/medical writer, and have authored, coauthored, and ghostwritten more than 40 books, all published by major houses. Although I started my career covering medical symposia in the area of conventional medicine, today I lean more toward complementary/alternative medicine and gerontology.
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Pregnant Women Need Iodine for Baby’s Brain, Why and How Much?
If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, be sure to get a sufficient amount of iodine in your diet.
Drugs Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s in Mice, But What About You?
Fear of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is high among many people, and for good reason: currently there are no drugs to that can effectively prevent or treat the disease.
Is Your Handbag Hazardous To Your Health?
A woman’s handbag is sacred territory and holds a wealth of important items, but many women are also carrying around unwelcome visitors.
SIDS and Sleeping With Your Infant, Good Idea or Bad?
New parents want to be close to their new baby, but sleeping with a young child may not be a good idea.
Whooping Cough Vaccines, Why New Ones May Harm Your Child
We live in a society where we believe the marketing rhetoric that something new is improved and better.
Coffee Lowers Liver Disease Risk, Plus Five Other Benefits
That cup of coffee you enjoy every morning could do more than help you wake up; it could reduce your risk of liver disease.
Osteoarthritis Discovery Could Lead to New Treatment Approach
A new osteoarthritis discovery suggests scientists have been looking at the disease from the wrong angle.
Yoga Beats High Blood Pressure and Much More
If you have high blood pressure, perhaps the day will come when your doctor tells you to practice yoga five days a week and to come back and see her in three months.
FDA Approves Simponi for Ulcerative Colitis, Is It For You?
If you suffer with ulcerative colitis, the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved golimumab (SImponi) for treatment of moderate to severe cases of the disease may be good news.
Why Marijuana May Be Good for Type 2 Diabetes and More
It seems to be an unlikely pair: marijuana is typically associated with the munchies, while type 2 diabetes often develops in individuals who are overweight or obese.
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