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Cutting Edge Treatment for Stroke

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
While having a stroke can be devastating, there are cutting edge strategies that can help a lot more than conventional medical practice that includes physical therapy, anticoagulation, and sometimes surgery. Most strokes are caused by clots from arteriosclerosis or atrial fibrillation or hemorrhage into the brain, but stroke-like conditions such as head trauma,...

How Safe is Medical Care

submitted by: admin on 09/25/2013
According to an article published in the August issue of BMJ quality and Safety, there are more than 43 million hospital injuries caused by unsafe medical care worldwide. The authors reviewed more than 4,000 scientific articles and tracked adverse outcomes from the use of medication, urinary tract infections caused by catheters, systemic infections from...

Hypnosis Helps Hot Flashes

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  According to an article in the October issue of the journal Menopause, hypnosis can help cut hot flashes by as much as 74%. Women had five weekly sessions where they received suggestions for images of coolness, a safe place, or relaxation and received an audio recording of a hypnotic induction. The control group received all but the recording. At 12...

Is Strontium Safe Treatment for Osteoporosis?

submitted by: admin on 01/22/2014
Strontium renalate is a potent stimulator of new bone growth that helps increase bone density in people with osteoporosis. However, a study by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in January of 2014 shows that there is an increase in serious heart problems including heart attacks as well as more blood clots in veins. The EMA will likely lead to taking two drugs,...

Minimizing Stroke

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Dr. Saputo defines what a stroke is, how it affects the brain, and reviews how it affects our body. The difference between a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke is reviewed. The importance of getting to an emergency room immediately can be critical in dissolving the clot. The action of aspirin and ginkgo biloba in the setting of a stroke are reviewed....

Steroids Can Cause Osteoporosis in 3 Months

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Glucocorticoids such as Prednisone and Prednisolone can cause osteoporosis within 3-6 months of use and lead to fractures, especially vertebral fractures. Nearly 5% of women in the US are on these drugs for a variety of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, vasculitis, and a myriad of skin disorders. The risk...

Stroke

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
The types, causes, and treatment of stroke are reviewed from both the mainstream and CAM approaches.

What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Atrial fibrillation occurs when the top part of the heart, called the atria, beats at around 300 beats per minute and leads to ineffective contraction of the atria. This predisposes to clots forming in the left atrium that can break off and travel to the brain and block circulation and result in strokes. Anticoagulation is the treatment of choice but there is...