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Aspirin Cuts Heart Attacks But Not Deaths or Strokes

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
Low dose aspirin can lower the risk of heart attacks in people without a history of heart disease by about 20%, but it does not lower the death rate or the risk of stroke. Also, there is the added risk of GI bleeding secondary to aspirin use. The risk for getting a heart attack in primary prevention is lowered from 2.3% to 1.8%, which comes to a 20% lower risk...

Can Coronary Arteriograms Cause Strokes?

submitted by: admin on 02/11/2014
A study published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology showed that small cerebral microemboli (blood clots) occur regularly during coronary arteriograms. While this leads to micro-strokes, they are usually occult and are not associated with obvious deficits. Nonetheless, they occur as a routine and do cause small areas of damage...

Can the US Economy Afford Preventive Health Care

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
US health care depends on our being sick and has become a business as its first priority. That is why we can spend almost three trillion dollars a year and still be ranked 37th in the world in the overall qualiity of health care by the World Health Organization! Throwing dollars at health care does not guarantee high quality health care!  If there was...

Chondroitin Plus Glucosamine are Equal to Celebrex

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2016
We all have pain from time to time and we want relief as soon as possible. The problem is that relieving pain with pharmaceutical drugs has side effects that are not minor, especially in the case of NSAIDs such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin, and Celebrex. There are about 30,000 deaths annually in the US from NSAIDs  and more than 300,000 admissions to hospitals...

Does Cholesterol Prevent Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Cholesterol binding proteins bind and transport cholesterol within the cell much like lipoproteins carry it in the blood stream. When the receptor sites for cholesterol in the cell are left vacant because cholesterol levels are too low, cell growth is increased. Could this be part of the reason why statins have an increased all cause mortality when...

Does Smoking Cause Weight Gain

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2014
Many people fear quitting smoking because they fear gaining weight. We've all seen this happen. But, does smoking cause weight gain?  To the surprise of many, smoking does cause weight gain. Quitting smoking also causes weight gain!  A study from BYU published in the November 2014 issue of the American Journal of Physiology documents...

Don't Underestimate the Power of Big Pharma

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Merck Pharmaceuticals murdered 50,000 people by causing heart attacks and strokes from their drug, Vioxx, that they knew would cause these problems, yet they still withheld this information from the FDA and the general public. Merck's internal records that we supoened under the Freedom of Information Act dislosed that they were aware of these problems...

Eating Omega 3 Fish Reduces Heart Attacks and Strokes in young Women

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Women between the age of 15 and 49 may reduce their risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, and hypertension by consuming fish right in omega 3 fatty acids. Compared to women eating fish high in omega 3 fats such as salmon, mackerel, cod and herring, have a 90% less risk compared to women eating little or no fish. This study was published in the journal, Hypertension,...

Heart Conditions

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. In the US alone, there are about 600,000 deaths annually and millions who have severe disabilities from its manifestations. Heart attacks are preventable. One hundred years ago they were rare! Lifestyle is the most imporant treatment to prevent and manage heart disease.  Yet it is a partnership...

How Important is Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2014
Scientists at Tufts University School of Medicine claim that the primary goal of treatment in type 2 diabetes is no longer blood glucose control. They published this work in the February 2014 issue of the journal, American Family Physician. Doctors have been imprinted with the concept that control diabetes and you'll control its complications; while...

Inflammation and Sports Injuries

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Inflammation has now been shown to promote healing, so using anti-inflammatory analgesics, while they control pain and swelling, retard healing. Injuries stimulate the production of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) and the body manages a symphony when it comes to regulating inflammation and healing. Steroids are the ultimate example of reducing inflammation...

Insomnia Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  A good night's sleep is absolutely essential for good health and most of us need between 7-8 hours every night. Lack of sleep leads to a state of inflammation and high levels of stress hormones that lead to a wide range of diseases that include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, heart attacks, strokes, cancer, obesity and much more. It...

Managing Pain Without Drugs

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki provide an extensive overview of pain management from the mainstream perspective and from that of complementary and alternative therapies. All drugs, even the over the counter medications, used for pain management have potential serious effects. So they are not ideal. Complications of NSAIDs are massive and should be taken off the market.        

Niacin for Strokes

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Niacin results in sprouting new blood vessels and nerve cells in animals when there is a stroke. General mainstream and CAM treatment strategies are also discussed.          

NSAIDs

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  This class of drugs should be removed from our pharmacies. Problems associated with these drugs include, GI bleeding, ulcers, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, atrial fibrillation, miscarriage, elevated blood pressure, congestive heart failure and more! They account for 30,000 deaths annually and more than 300,000 hospitalizations. There are...

NSAIDs: The Myriad of Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 05/31/2014
The effectiveness of NSAIDS for longterm pain is questionable according to new research. Chronic use of these drugs shows their effectiveness is close to that of a placebo. There are many alternatives to drugs for pain management that are more effective and far safer. More than 30,000 people die annually in the US from this class of drugs, which include Advil,...

Preview, Diabetes Intro

submitted by: admin on 04/26/2017
Diabetes is a disease where there is defective energy production because of insulin resistance. The physiology of the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and the role of insulin and sugar levels are discussed. Risk factors and complications are reviewed. Treatment options are presented.

Smoking

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Smoking is one of the most difficult addictions to break. It is also responsible for more than 400,000 deaths annually in the US and at a cost of $500 billion. The tobacco companies spend $20 billion per year to advertise their products. There are more than 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. The tobacco industry has added a number of chemicals that make it even...

Smoking: An Indepth Review

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the dangers and health costs of smoking and second hand smoke. They review the varied increased risks for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, emphysema, and asthma. The callousness and greed of the tobacco industry is highlighted. This is a very indepth review of smoking and its effects on our health and our economy.      

Strokes

submitted by: admin on 04/26/2017
  A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel ruptures and interrupts blood flow to an area of the brain. The most common places where clots form are in the carotid arteries and in the heart when there is atrial fibrillation. When blood flow is interrupted to the brain by these mechanisms, brain cells die or become malnourished...