Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dr. Death Makes a Comeback

Jan. 22, 2015 6:52 p.m. ET

 ‘I guess Jack’s won,” a pal of mine said, alluding to Jack Kevorkian , whose views on physician-assisted suicide are lately back in vogue. With backing from liberal financier George Soros —a longtime supporter of “right to die” legislation—proponents are intent on expanding beyond Oregon, Vermont and Washington the roster of states where the practice is legal.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Diet and Exercise Can Curb Effects of Parkinson’s Disease, and Promote Overall Immune System Health

January 16, 2015 
 By Dr. Mercola
 Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder in which neurons in dopamine-producing cells within a region of your brain known as the substantia nigra, which is required for normal movement, begin to die.

Symptoms, which typically progress over time, include tremors, slow movement, rigid limbs, stooped posture, an inability to move, reduced facial expressions, and a shuffling gait.

The condition can also cause depression>>>

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Osteopathic Medicine's Holistic Approach Is More Important Than Ever

Who would have imagined just a few years ago that certain major corporations would be out of business, bankrupt, or just remnants of what they once were? Yet, this is my concern for the future of osteopathic medicine. Although our profession has undergone unprecedented growth, the growth alone will not guarantee future success. The main strengths of osteopathic medicine are our philosophy and training, which provide a more holistic and comprehensive approach to treating patients than does allopathic medicine. However, we currently seem to be swept up in a tide to emulate allopathic medicine, and we are eroding the principles that it truly takes to be the most well-rounded and educated physicians. 

A tremendous amount of information is>>>

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Self-help: Addicts buying Suboxone on street

Jona Ison, Gannett Ohio 7:21 a.m. EST December 13, 2014

All Chris Evers knew was he wanted to get clean.

By the time he embraced that thought, it was 2011, and the court already had sent Evers, a Chillicothe native who now lives in Wayne County, to treatment three times instead of prison.

"Old friends, old habits don't die so easily," he said.

Evers decided he wanted to try Suboxone, a drug used to aid treatment of opiate addiction, but couldn't afford it legally. So he began buying it illegally on the streets.

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‘Father of Viagra’ gets knighthood

I find this hard to believe!    

The man who calls himself the “father of Viagra,” the drug used to treat erectile disfunction, joined the ranks of Brits knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Dr Simon Campbell received the knighthood “for services to Chemistry” in the annual New Year’s Honours, according to the official list of awards, placing him in the same elite company as Sir Elton John and Sir Richard Branson.

And many today are surely grateful>>>

ADA Issues New Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

Changes include a new blood sugar standard for children and adolescents; a lower BMI screening threshold for Asian Americans; and new recommendations on statin use based on risk status...

Researchers reviewed the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2015, focusing on revisions to clinical practice recommendations.

The researchers note that all individuals, including those with diabetes, should be encouraged to limit the amount of sedentary time by breaking up extended amounts of time (more than 90 minutes) spent sitting. The committee also recommends people with diabetes do resistance training at least twice a week, unless they can't for other medical reasons.

Premeal blood glucose targets were revised to reflect new data with a new target of 80–130 mg/dL.
With respect to cardiovascular disease and risk management, the recommended goal for diastolic blood pressure was changed from 80 to 90 mm Hg for most people with diabetes and hypertension.

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Is It Safe to Eat Moldy Bread or Cheese?

January 10, 2015
By Dr. Mercola
You take a block of cheese out of your refrigerator and notice fuzzy spots of white or green mold. Should you toss it or simply cut the mold off? What about mold that appears on other foods, like strawberries or bread?

The "rules" about when it's safe to eat moldy food or not vary depending on the type of food. Generally speaking, if the food is hard, such as a brick of cheddar cheese or a carrot, you can cut off the moldy section (plus about one inch around it) and use the rest.
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Artificial Sweeteners Threaten Your Health

 Dr. Perlmutter is one of my favorite alternative medicine authors and I highly recommend all of his publications.      mc

It seems self evident that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages would be associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D). And in fact, this has been demonstrated in multiple studies. This is understandable when you consider what a powerful slug of fructose is delivered by each can or bottle of this stuff.

So it is that the term, “sugar free” is being exploited to death by soft drink manufacturers because of the mistaken public perception that choosing artificially sweetened drinks would be a healthier choice. It is a mistaken perception as now we’re seeing studies that have demonstrated that the risk for T2D is also dramatically increased in individuals who choose not to drink sugar sweetened beverages, but opt for those that contain artificial sweeteners.

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