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Are Knee Replacements Over-Prescribed

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to an article published in the June 2014 issue of the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism, only 44% of knee replacements were indicated! This means that 56% weren't clearly indicated. You have to ask yourself why this is so. Is it because orthopedists do too many operations because they want the business? Is it because MDs are poorly trained...

Creating Wellness Through Lifestyle

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Primary care is lifestyle medicine and promotes wellness through prevention. Mainstream medicine depends on our getting sick and relying on medications, technologies and surgeries.              

Grape Seed Extract for Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  In small clinical trial this supplement worked as well as conventional medications, but without side effects. The importance of white coat hypertension and side effects were also discussed.              

How Safe is the Medicine Doctors Prescribe Most?

submitted by: admin on 11/07/2013
Just because more doctors prescribe Tylenol than any other pain medication does not make it safe, especially for the babies of pregnant mothers according to an article published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in October of 2013. This study of 3000 sibling pairs showed that pregnant mothers using Tylenol (acetaminophen or paracetamol) for...

One in Ten Stent Patients are Readmitted within Thirty Days

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
  One in every 10 people who get a stent for a blocked coronary artery ends up in the hospital within 30 days according to a Duke Medical Center article in Archives of Internal Medicine in November of 2011. In this study of 13,000 patients over 10 years have complications such as bleeding or a heart attack. Of these patients, 8% died within a year and...

Patient Errors in Taking Medications

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2024
The majority of patients coming home from the hospital know little about the medications they are taking or why. This leads to confusion and errors that can have serious consequences. Methods to prevent this are presented.

Preventable Deaths Due to Treatable Conditions in the US

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The US is ranked last among industrialized countries for preventable deaths because of lack of access to health care and complications caused by treatments. The practice of medicine is complicated and dangerous. Drugs cause about 400,000 deaths annually in the US.          

Preventable Medical Mistakes

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The Institute of Medicine calculates that there are 50-100,000 unnecessary deaths in the US every year. This number is likely much higher because of under-reporting. Personalized health care and working with causes rather than suppressing symptoms. We also need to work together...integratively.          

Preview: Addiction Overview

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2024
10% of Americans are addicted to drugs, much of this is from medications prescribed by physicians. Typical programs for rehabilitation are unsuccessful. What it takes for a successful program is reviewed and new breakthroughs in medications to support the chemical brain disease resulting from drug addiction is reviewed.

Reduce Stress to Treat Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Stress and anxiety are the most common causes for high blood pressure and is treatable. We tend to rely on medication to treat high blood pressure and the underlying stress. Americans are over-stressed. Relaxants lower blood pressure as well or better than antihypertensive drugs.        

Skipping Medications Can Be Dangerous

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2024
Medications all have side effects, but there are times when they save lives. The cost of drugs results in some people skipping them but the consequences can lead to more hospitalizations and more deaths

Ulcerative Colitis Supplements

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Mainstream medicine relies on drugs that have many dangerous side effects. There are simple nutritional approaches that can profoundly reduce symptoms and prevent relapses; they are discussed.        

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