Resources on Health

It doesn’t take much for me to worry. A news story. A sick child. An unexpected bill. A phone call late at night. Whatever the worry, I dwell and mull over it endlessly. I fret and think, “What if?” I... Continue...

After 400 years of bitter slavery to Egypt, God finally delivered his people. The Israelites found themselves on the other side of the Red Sea and in a desert. Three days later, God responded to their complaint for water by... Continue...

Safety is a prevailing concern for American parents. My generation baby-proofed our homes, obsessed over the safest car seats and boycotted sleepovers. But as hard as we’ve tried, we can’t avoid suffering. An example of this is found in an... Continue...

World AIDS Day is held each year on December 1 as an opportunity to raise awareness about the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died from AIDS. Here are five... Continue...

“You mean the STD vaccine? No thanks. She doesn’t need that.” I have heard this refrain many times, both in my practice and in conversations with friends and family. Parents who otherwise have no qualms about protecting their children with... Continue...

She sat in my office stiff and straight-backed, looking down at my desk as though something was keeping this 16-year-old girl’s rapt attention. She twirled her hair. She bit her lip. She looked at her shoes. She fussed with the... Continue...

Youth suicide is a major public health concern in the United States, and a leading cause of death for children 5 to 11. Here are five facts you should know about children and suicide: 1. Suicide in elementary school–aged children... Continue...

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day.   Millions of people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias that often leave them feeling confused, afraid and alone.  These conditions don’t just affect individuals,... Continue...

Midway through the last century, a prominent scientist named F.M. Burnet stated: “If one looks around the medical scene in North America or Australia, the most important current change he sees is the rapidly diminishing importance of infectious diseases. .... Continue...

In a whisper she says, “Oh, he’s been dealing with depression for many years.” In a telephone call, a teenager reports that a friend took his own life last night. A few weeks ago, our neighbor was in the news.... Continue...