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ID specialist input improves outcomes for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial...
ARLINGTON, Va. - Before patients receive intravenous IV antimicrobial infusion therapy outside of the hospital - whether at home, a doctor s office or a skilled nursing facility - an infectious diseases ID specialist should review the order to ensure the most appropriate treatment, suggest updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America IDSA . Once they begin receiving outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy OPAT , patients sh ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
How exercise could help fight drug addiction
The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make resistance that much harder. However, addicts who exercise appear to be less vulnerable to the impact of these environmental cues. Now, research with mice suggests that exercise might strengthen a drug user s resolve by altering the production of peptides in the brain, according to a study in the journal ACS Omega . Re-exposu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Mount Sinai researchers study second-hand marijuana smoke in children
NEW YORK -November 19, 2018 - In a study designed to evaluate second-hand marijuana smoke exposure among children--a topic that scientists have not yet widely addressed--researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that nearly half of children whose parents smoked marijuana showed evidence of second-hand marijuana smoke exposure. The study appears in the December issue of Pediatrics . While the effects of tobacco smoke have been studied ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
New study reveals probiotics do not help children with intestinal infections
Probiotics are a multibillion-dollar industry with marketing claims of being an effective treatment for a multitude of ailments, including diarrhea. However, findings from a new study from the University of Calgary show the popular product has no effect on gastroenteritis, commonly yet erroneously called the stomach flu, in children. We studied the effects of giving probiotics to hundreds of children whose parents brought them into emergency departments ac ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Free E-Book "Rise": 125 Milestones in the 5 Eras of the History of Integrative...
At what point can an emergent movement look back and claim a history And what is that history if, over the course of the time chronicled, separate strands have knit together into a whole that was unimagined at the outset Do the lineages of each become the shared ancestry of what is emerging These are the opening lines of what is effectively the first written history of the movement for integrative health and medicine. I put history in quotation marks becau ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 15
Natural Arthritis Remedies For Dogs
According to Professor Eric Troncy of the University of Montreal s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, arthritis pain in dogs can be alleviated, with no side effects, by a combination of medicinal plants and dietary supplements. While acupuncture and electrical stimulation are two approaches that have been shown to have positive effects on dogs, until now few studies have investigated a plant-based approach to therapy, explained Troncy, who is senior author of ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 15
AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integra...
The nation s crisis in pain treatment and need to reduce opioid dependence has lifted a powerful chorus of voices to change insurance practices. The American Medical Association is among the organizations urging payers to cover non-pharmacological approaches. Many specifically extend this call to integrative treatments. The statements were discovered by representatives of the Acupuncture Now Foundation ANF and the American Society of Acupuncturists ASA amo ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 15
Food For The Soul
Food is really and truly the most effective medicine. Dr. Joel Fuhrman I was having a conversation with a new medical doctor at the clinic where I worked one day. We were discussing my radio program, and I had mentioned that some of my recent interviews were with nutritional experts, including speaker and author of the bestseller, Eat To Live , Dr. Joel Fuhrman and national speaker, rehabilitation specialist, and founder of Fully Alive Today , Dr. Scott St ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Oct 6
Relief for Depression: The Key May Be Individualized Help
With increasing demands at work, family responsibilities, and the expectation of what having it all should look like, statistics show depression affects women at a rate higher than men in every age group. Although labeled as one of the most common mental disorders in the US, it manifests differently for each person. And it s because of this individuality that creating a treatment plan based on specific needs may be the key to finding relief. Depression can ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Oct 6
Acupuncture Can Help Treat Pain and Many Other Ailments
Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it s worth trying. What all can you tell me about acupuncture --Afraid of Needles Dear Afraid, Many well-designed studies over the years - funded by the National Institutes of Health - have found acupuncture to be very effective in easing arthritis pain, and can help with a variety of other ailments too. Here s what you should know ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Oct 6
Relief for Depression: The Key May Be Individualized Help
With increasing demands at work, family responsibilities, and the expectation of what having it all should look like, statistics show depression affects women at a rate higher than men in every age group. Although labeled as one of the most common mental disorders in the US, it manifests differently for each person. And it s because of this individuality that creating a treatment plan based on specific needs may be the key to finding relief. Depression can ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 1
Acupuncture Can Help Treat Pain and Many Other Ailments
Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it s worth trying. What all can you tell me about acupuncture --Afraid of Needles Dear Afraid, Many well-designed studies over the years - funded by the National Institutes of Health - have found acupuncture to be very effective in easing arthritis pain, and can help with a variety of other ailments too. Here s what you should know ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 1