Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

A food allergy is a reaction to food which triggers a response from the body’s immune system. In dogs and cat, proteins are usually the offending substances responsible for...

Help! My Dog’s Itching is Driving Me Crazy

By Ellen Fannon, DVM One of the most common problems I see on a daily basis in my practice is itching dogs.  This is because an itching animal usually gets...

Claims Vaping a Safe Alternative to Smoking Go up in Smoke

While smoke is not involved in vaping, a firestorm of controversy about the safety of vaping has filled the air recently.

A Candid Interview with Steve Austin, Author of ‘From Pastor to Psych Ward’

I grew up in a fundamentalist church culture that demanded outward performance, to the detriment of genuine faith. Because my brain didn't work like other Christians I knew, I learned to blend in and keep my mouth shut.

Screen Time Safety for Children: The Latest Research

Children who spend more than two hours per day looking at an electronic screen demonstrate decreased memory, diminished language skills, and shortened attention spans.

Saying Good-Bye to Pets

“How will I know when it’s time to put my pet to sleep?” This is a question every veterinary practitioner hears frequently, as veterinarians are truly the only health...

Most Churchgoers Abstain from Alcohol Consumption, Survey Says

Christians’ views about alcohol consumption have remained steady over the last 10 years. This is according to a new study by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Out of 1000 Protestant churchgoers, 41%...

Locating Light Inside the Tunnel of Loss, Part 1

“There is light at the end of the tunnel.” This saying is intended to relieve our angst while experiencing difficulties, reminding us that things will improve. But, what about the Tunnel of Loss that occurs when you lose a child; in some cases, your only child or all your children?

The Latest Research on Baby Walkers

By Ginny Cruz Baby walkers are back in the news. According to a new study published October 2018 in Pediatrics, more than 230,000 children under fifteen months of age were treated...

Approaching Cancer with a Merry Heart

A merry heart does good like medicine. Proverbs 17:22a (KJV) When my 59-year-old husband, Bert, was diagnosed with Stage 4A colon cancer (metastatic to the liver), the Lord immediately brought...