Category Archives: Health

Exercise and Breast Cancer

The evening news last night was full of an important new study on alcohol and breast cancer.  It’s an important study because it incorporated data from 12 million people — yes, 12 million people — in 120 studies.  In short, … Continue reading

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Trying to Conceive Soon After Pregnancy Loss May Increase Chances of Live Birth

Couples who attempt to conceive within three months after losing an early pregnancy, defined as less than 20 weeks gestation, have the same chances, if not greater, of achieving a live birth than those who wait for three months or … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Realize It Would Be This Hard

On Monday, I went to my cardiologist.  After an exam, he had good news:  “You’re practically perfect,” he said, beaming.  I beamed too:  “My wife might disagree with you, at least some times.” Then he added:  “But I do have … Continue reading

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Today’s news was a study in contrasts.  In Oregon, a woman  with terminal brain cancer whom ABC News called an “advocate for death with dignity” committed suicide. She said it was cancer that was ending her life, she was simply … Continue reading

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The Church Gets It Right Again: This Time on Premarital Relationships

The Catholic Church is being proven right again.  This time by a serious academic study conducted at the University of Denver. It finds the more people who attend your wedding to share in the launch of your marriage, the better … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Hormonal Contraceptives Increases Risk of Gestational Diabetes

While the Obama Administration is pushing the use of contraceptives — and demanding Catholics pay for them — evidence continues to accumulate showing the health dangers of using hormonal contraceptives. The latest, released today by the Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading

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Fasting Is Good Spiritually — And Can Improve Health

For prediabetics, many interventions focus on lifestyle changes and weight loss, but new research on periodic fasting has identified a biological process in the body that After 10 to 12 hours of fasting, the body starts scavenging for other sources … Continue reading

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Over Two-Thirds of Americans Have HPV, Study Finds

The Catholic Church is regularly ridiculed for its insistence that sexual activity should be only between one man and one woman, married to each other. But Jennifer Fulwiler, an atheist who became Catholic, describes a moment in which she realized … Continue reading

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You Don’t Deserve to Feel Bad, Even When You Have Been Bad

When we go to Confession, we’re supposed to not simply confess our sins, but to make amends. Now, new research at Baylor University, Waco, Tex., finds that forgiving ourselves for hurting another is easier if we first make amends. The … Continue reading

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Lashing Out at Your Spouse? Check Your Blood Sugar

Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research reveals. In a 21-day study, researchers found that levels of blood glucose in married people, measured each … Continue reading

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