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Are Drug Warning Labels Preventing Side Effects?

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
Many people ignore prescription drug warning labels according to a study published in the June 2012 issue of the Public Library of Science online journal. There are 15 million drug errors annually in the US, 2 million hospitalizations, and 400,000 deaths. In a study measuring eye gaze when reading a prescription drug label in people over 50 years of age,...

Are MDs Sleep Deprived?

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
We all know that doctors in training are sleep deprived. Recent data shows that a lot of practicing MDs are also sleep deprived. Lack of sleep leads to medical errors and patient suffering and mortality. MDs in training are abused because of the fraternal nature of medical training and also because it saves millions of dollars for training programs to work MDs...

Breakthroughs in Light Medicine: Treating Dementias and Pain

submitted by: admin on 12/18/2020
This presentation will introduce what light medicine is, how it works, and review the medical literature as well as their extensive clinical experience in treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, peripheral neuropathies, as well as...

Breathing for Hypertension with Deane Hillsman, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Hypertension can be helped by breathing properly. How we breathe affects our blood pressure as much as 10-15 points. Sympathetic vs parasympathetic breathing has a major effect on blood pressure. Slow abdominal breathing is relaxing. Relaxed breathing is more efficient, especially during prolonged exhalation. Breathing patterns can be taught that increase...

Can You Trust Your Doctor to Prescribe the Best Treatment?

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2014
According to a study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that was published in the May 2014 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, you cannot trust television and magazine ads for US cancer centers. They studied more than 400 ads and report that they mislead patients because they are heavy on emotional appeal and light on the real...

Cy Carpenter, M.D.

submitted by: admin on 02/03/2023
Cy Carpenter, MD, MPHFunctional/Integrative MedicinePreventive/Lifestyle MedicineDr. Cy Carpenter graduated from Tulane Medical School and is BoardCertified in Preventive Medicine and in Integrative/Holistic Medicine.Dr. Carpenter recognizes that everyone is unique and requires atailored, individualized approach to their treatment. Dr. Carpentercollaborates with...

Doctors Sue Aetna for Coverage Denials

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Thousands of doctors, through the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the California Medical Association are suing Aetna Insurance Company for routinely denying patients access to out-of-network doctors even when the patient had purchased a polilcy giving them the right to choose their provider. They are accusing Aetna of threatening patients with denial...

Does Your Doctor Listen to You?

submitted by: admin on 01/21/2015
Several studies have documented that most patients when discharged from the hospital without even knowing their diagnosis, let alone what drugs they are on or why! More than 60% of the time patients don't understand their directions after they visit their doctor. On the average, physicians interrupt their patients after just 18 seconds. How well do doctors...

Drug Reps Do Not Inform MDs About Dangerous Drug Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  An article published in the April issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine documented that drug reps fail to inform MDs about dangerous side effects in 59% of cases. Yet these MDs still reported that they we still likely to prescribe these drugs. This is against the law as well as immoral, but there is no resource to monitor what happens in...

Food in Childrens' Hospitals is Unhealthy

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Only 7% of food in 14 major childrens' hospitals in California was considered healthy according to a new study published in Academic Pediatrics. Researchers from UCLA and the Rand Corporation did the study. They concluded that "as health professionals, we understand the connection between healthy eating and good health..." Nothing could...

Healing With Enzymes Ellen Cutler, DC, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Digestion is just one aspect of what the GI tract does. It also regulates absorption and blockage of toxins and immunity. It is the first gate of entry into the body and its importance is generally far underappreciated. Enzymes can be used to profoundly affect digestion and the products it creates that are related to health and disease.        

Health Care Cuts are Inevitable

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
  The failure of the congressional super committee triggers a 2% across the board cut to Medicare. This is just the beginning of what is likely to happen to Medicare services as Congress attempts to balance the nation's budget.. This, of course, will lead to fewer MDs and hospitals accepting Medicare patients. It will also most likely lead to raising...

Health Care Reform: A Physician's Point of View

submitted by: admin on 02/03/2023
Dr. Lonnie Bristow and Dr. Len held a town hall meeting on health care reform with the two MDs from different perspectives. The issues discussed include the insurance industry, big pharma, hospitals, universal health care, and solutions we support. We need a health care reform that includes wellness and prevention as well as health care for all.

How Do You Know if the Treatment Your Doctor Prescribes is Good for You?

submitted by: admin on 03/05/2015
How Do You Know if the Treatment Your Doctor Prescribes is Good for You? According to an article published in the NY Times on February 2, 2015, far fewer people benefit from medical treatment than we're led to believe from our doctors, advertisements such as direct to consumer TV ads, ads in medical journals, and even in medical journal articles, and...

How MDs Balance Work and Home Life

submitted by: admin on 02/03/2023

How MDs Balance Work and Home Lives

submitted by: admin on 10/04/2013
An article published in the August 2013 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reviewed 7200 MDs and 900 of their partners and found that there was more burnout and depresssion and more work-home conflicts in MDs working longer hours, are younger, are female, and who hold academic positions at teaching medical centers.  Medical training...

How Safe is St. John's Wort?

submitted by: admin on 07/15/2014
A study published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine disclosed that in 28% of the cases when St. John's Wort was used there was the potential for harmful combinations when combined with pharmaceutical drugs. Apparently SJW induces accelerated detoxification of the same pathways in the liver as are used...

Integrative Medicine with Martin Rossman, MD.

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
As a pioneer in Integrative medicine, Dr. Rossman defines what it is, describes how it works, and why we must use it in health care today. We will do much better in helping people recover from illness by working together.        

Integrative Oncology, Donald Abrams, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
This chief of oncology at SF General Hospital trained with Dr. Andrew Weil and realized that it is wise to add whatever is needed to help people with cancer. His book puts together integrative strategies to treat cancer.        

Many MDs Believe they Overtreat

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
A survey of US primary care MDs revealed that 42% believe they administer too much medical treatment. The reasons are related to malpractice concerns, clinical performance measures, inadequate time with their patients. They believe that are paid more to do more and exposed to legal punishment if they do less. Medicine is now a business first and a service when...

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