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Addiction Programs Don't Work with Richard Gracer, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Many addiction programs exaggerate their success. In general only about 15% of people in these programs get better. Usually there is a problem that is urgent that leads to getting into a program. Underlying problems must be addressed. For the first time, a doctor has developed a treatment program especially for "hidden" addicts-people whose lives...

Anti-depressants Do More Harm than Good

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  A study at McMaster University published in Frontiers in Psychology, showed that anti-depressants do more harm than good! Conventional wisdom dictates that these drugs are safe and effective. These drugs increase the risk for fetal development problems, sexual dysfunction, digestive problems, and stroke. They may even cause osteoporosis. There...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder vs Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
New research shows that children's risk for learning and behavior problems and obesity rises in correlation to their level of trauma exposure. These findings should encourage physicians to consider diagnosing PTSD rather than ADD/ADHD, which can have similar symptoms to PTSD, but the treatment is very different. A Stanford University study examined kids...

Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Treatment is Common

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
  A study out of Singapore, published in Annals of Oncology in March of 2012, showed that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy had symptoms of chemobrain manifested by memory loss, difficulty in decision making and speech problems. Patients were generally not aware they had symptoms because they attributed them to fatigue, anxiety, and mood...

Chronic Problems Need Chronic Solutions with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
Doing a little every day to deal with stress or pain is more realistic to resolve problems that have been present for a long time. It may be possible to deal with symptoms of chronic disease quickly, but the body needs time to recover.

Drug Samples, Are They a Good Idea?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Big Pharma is very liberal in giving MDs free samples for their patients. They do this because it introduces the MD to their products and sells them. They are not free as someone has to pay for this, and it is ultimately us.      

Fast Tracking Big Pharma's Drugs

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
Certain drugs should be made available as soon as possible. However, generally this approach leads to a conflict of interest between the FDA and Big Pharma that brings drugs to market much easier.

Healing Circles with a Caring Team of Practitioners

submitted by: admin on 01/05/2016
Healing circles are for those who have challenging health issues and are not getting better. A team of practitioners convene at no cost to provide information, listen, care, and support patients.                

Is Cramming for Finals Productive?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Sacrificing sleep for extra study is counterproductive according to a UCLA study published in the journal, Child Development. For 14 days, 535 high school students kept diaries on how long they studied, how long they slept, and whether or not they experienced academic problems. Today's educational system is built on competitiveness and rewards...

Sleeping Together: The Challenges

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
The dynamic of sharing sleeping space is very interesting. Len and Vicki share interesting stories related to sleeping habits; snoring, white noise, colds, blanket sharing, restless legs, and much more are discussed.

Synthetic HDL

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
HDL is the protective form of cholesterol that prevents hear attacks and strokes. The ratios of cholesterol, LDL, and HDL are reviewed. The role of inflammation is explained in causing plaque. Increasing HDL is a promising new idea, but there are problems. The value of cholesterol is also reviewed; it makes vitamin D, healthy cell membranes, many hormones. When...

The Drug Shortage "Crisis"

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Suddenly, out of nowhere, we seem to be facing what are being called "drug shortages" for some chemotherapy drugs, certain antibiotics, ADHD drugs, some anesthetics, and even electrolye solutions. Sounds fishy to me! While it is difficult to be certain, the lack of respectable ethics of Big Pharma makes one wonder what is going on. Could it be that...

The Story of Cosmetics: The Safe Cosmetics Act with Stacy Malkan

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry is an excellent book that talks about the film, "The Story of Cosmetics" including the toxicity and lack of regulation of the cosmetics industry. Makeup, hair dyes, lipstick, and even baby shampoos are linked to cancer, birth defects, fertility problems, skin problems and much more....

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