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Macular Degeneration

submitted by: admin on 04/28/2017

Mad Cow Disease

submitted by: admin on 04/28/2017
The USDA does little to protect the US public against Mad Cow Disease. While there are less than 200 cases of reported of BSE, because of its suspected long incubation period, there is still concern.

Mad Cow Disease in California

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
The first US case of mad cow disease in six years was found in central California in a dairy cow that was not slaughtered for food. It has not been reported to be transmissable in milk. Testing of downer cows is only about 0.2%, so we cannot rest assured that Americans are not being exposed to a lot of cows that have the disease but are not yet sick enough to...

Magnesium

submitted by: admin on 04/28/2017
This mineral has profound effects on our biochemistry and physiology in many diseases such as asthma and heart disease. Measuring it is under-utilized and should involve measuring intracellular levels, not just serum levels because 99% is intracellular, not in blood. 

Magnesium for Bone Density

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Magnesium deficiency affects 80% of us. It is critical for hundreds of enzymatic reactions in the body. We need about 500 mg of magnesium glycinate. It is critical for building bone. Many micronutrients and lifestyle measures are needed to build bone. The dangers of calcium supplements in causing arteriosclerosis and kidney stones are reviewed.

Mainstream Medicine Nixes Acupuncture

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  A 29 study metaanalysis done by Sloan Kettering scientists and published in Archives of Internal Medicine in September of 2012 suggests that placebo accounts for the bulk of the effect of acupuncture. They found that about half of the 18,000 patients involved in these studies had about a 50% reduction in pain and that 43% with sham treatment responded...

Making Change in Medicine

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
There are many ways of dealing with back pain that do not require drugs or surgery that are reviewed. The dangers of NSAIDs is highlighted and the use and mechanism of action of infrared light therapy is discussed.

Making Choices that Don't Help

submitted by: admin on 04/28/2017
Making bad choices are often conscious. New Year Resolutions and legislation don't work. Education through school programs, family values, and role models are important. DTC and other ads undermine our intelligence.

Making Conscious Choices

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  John Renesch is a self taught social entrepreneur who has published 14 books and hundreds of articles on organizational and social transformation. He is actively engaged in teaching social transformation and in this video focuses on how making conscious choices can influence positive change on our cultural values and operations.      

Making Medical Decisions for Children

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
We tend to assume that children, especially pre-teens cannot make wise decisions about end of life issues. Quite the contrary, they have amazing insights and should be listened to.

Making Self Care Possible with Dr. Richard Kunin

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
One of the concepts stressed by Dr. Kunin is self care and how it is really the big healer.  People don't realize what they can do to help end this era of chronic disease.  Self care shoud be a part of health care reform.            

Making Sense of Energy with Debra Greene

submitted by: admin on 04/28/2017
Subtle energy, chakras, meridians, auras, prana, chi, etc are being talked about but putting them all together is challenging. Science rigidly rejects what it does not understand in a very unscientific way! Turning to outcome-based research is becoming a necessity.

Making the World a Better Place with John Easterling

submitted by: admin on 04/28/2017
What is our role in making the world a better place? Understanding how the world works is a starting place. Native indigenous tribes can teach us much. Giving, sharing, loving, contributing, caring, and being connected to the world are the foundation.

Mammogram Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
There is considerable confusion about the role of mammograms in breast cancer detection in premenopausal women. The US is the only country in the world making the recommendation that they be done on women under the age of 50. The people standing to profit from doing mammograms in this age group are the mammogram industry, Big Pharma in the sale of chemotherapy,...

Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
There is considerable confusion about the role of mammograms in breast cancer detection in premenopausal women. The US is the only country in the world making the recommendation that they be done on women under the age of 50. The people standing to profit from doing mammograms in this age group are the mammogram industry, Big Pharma in the sale of chemotherapy,...

Mammograms and Conflicts of Interest

submitted by: admin on 04/28/2017

Mammograms at age 50

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
In a recent report on mammograms published in the New York Times, they say that most women should start breast cancer screening at age 50 not 40 according to new guidelines.  They also recommend mammograms be done every two years rather than every year. The new recommendations are aimed at reducing harm from over treatment.  The report also suggests...

Mammograms Find too Many Low-Risk Cancers

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  As a woman ages her chances of being diagnosed with a low risk breast tumor increases. Women over 50 years old have too many cancers detected by mammograms that are not dangerous and lead to unnecessary biopsies and treatment with surgery, chemo, and radiation. UCSF researchers used a molecular testing device to determine the extent of malignancy breast...

Mammograms Remain Controversial

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  One third of cancers detected by mammography may not be life-threatening according to the November of 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Over the past 3 decades, an estimated 1.3 million women have been over-diagnosed of breast cancer that has led to treatment for a cancer for which they did not need treatment. Many of these cancers...

Mammograms: A Ten Year Study Shows no Benefit Under age 50

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  Many studies show that mammograms in women under 50 are not useful. The US is the only country that does mammograms in this age group. The reasons are explained. Too many biopsies result and many cancers are missed that lead to stress and unnecessary costs.