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Dr. Don Casebolt

Stories by Dr. Don

Pot: A risky, mixed bag for body, mind

Here is the skinny. Twenty-threes states plus the District of Columbia allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Washington, Oregon and Colorado also allow it for recreational purposes.

Column: Journals cite homosexual health hazards

As a retired physician with a passion for preventive medicine, I have recently been checking scientific literature to learn more about diseases that are part of the homosexual lifestyle.

Global studies link animal proteins, cancer rates

In the October 2014 issue of the Harvard Health Letter there was an article entitled “Protein check: How much do your really need?”

Fruits and veggies help prevent strokes

In recent years a number of studies have shown that eating diets high in fruits and vegetables can significantly reduce your chances of having a stroke.

Athlete's brain is a terrible thing to waste

The July 12 edition of the Union-Bulletin had two articles dealing with the human brain. One, a column by Theresa Osborne with the Walla Walla YMCA, gave great advice on how to protect your brain. A second article discussed the frequency of concussions among teenagers. It reported that 1 in 5 adolescents has probably suffered a concussion.