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Let's Take the Stomachache Out of Health Care Reform: One Patient's Story
In discussing health care reform, it s easy to become mired in statistics and abstractions, so let s examine it in personal terms. Here s the story of a patient I saw recently that provides a specific example of what medicine does now -- and what, in my view, it must learn to do.
Huffington Post - Mon. Jan 18
Acupuncture Relieves Stress: New Understanding Of Why The Ancient Pra...
Good news, acupuncture fans It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why .
Huffington Post - Mon. Jan 18
Blueberries, citrus fruits and red wine associated with reduced erectile dysfu...
Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction - according to a new collaborative study from the University of East Anglia UEA and Harvard University. Research published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that eating foods rich in certain flavonoids is associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction in men, with the greatest benefit in those under 70. Of all the different flavonoids, Anthocya ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 14
Most top-selling, over-the-counter sexual treatments unproven, some could be h...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - January 11, 2016 - From horny goat weed to ginseng and maca, over-the-counter dietary supplements sold to improve male sexual health contain a wide variety of natural ingredients. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reviewed the scientific evidence for the most common ingredients to determine if they are effective - and most importantly - safe. The results are published online ahead of print in the Journal of Sexual Me ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
Can meditating reduce blood pressure?
Transcendental Meditation involves sitting comfortably and closing the eyes for 20 minutes, twice a day, to achieve a quality of rest in the mind and body. A new study suggests the technique stimulates genes that produce telomerase - an enzyme linked with reduced blood pressure and mortality.
Medical News Today - Sun. Jan 10
Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it s too soon to say for sure. The researchers found that blood pressure levels declined slightly in a small group of patients treated 30 minutes a week with electroacupuncture -- where the needles carry low-level electrical stimulation -- at specific points of the body. Potentially, blood p ...
Healthday - Thu. Jan 7
Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term
Two alternative therapies -- acupuncture and the Alexander technique -- appear equally beneficial for the long-term relief of chronic neck pain, new research reports. Both therapies involve educating patients in ways to relieve stress, as well as improve posture and balance. These techniques appeared to help reduce neck pain in the 12 months following treatment compared with drugs and traditional physical therapy, the British researchers said. In general, ...
Healthday - Thu. Jan 7
Transcendental Meditation and lifestyle modification increase telomerase, new ...
A new study published in PLOS ONE found that the Transcendental Meditation technique and lifestyle changes both appear to stimulate genes that produce telomerase, an enzyme that s associated with reduced blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Specifically, these approaches were found to activate two genes that code for telomerase, which adds molecules to the ends of chromosomes, or telomeres, protecting them from deteriorating. May explain ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Acupuncture 'safe and effective' for chronic pain in children
Treating children with chronic pain is challenging there is limited evidence on the efficacy of pain-relieving therapies among this population. But according to new research, acupuncture may be a safe and effective treatment strategy.
Medical News Today - Thu. Jan 7
Agarikon: Ancient Mushroom for Modern Medicine
Black Rock City, Burning Man, August 31, 2012
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 27
Can natural remedies jeopardize cardiovascular health?
Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2015 - Chinese physicians report on the case of a woman who presented with aconitine-induced cardiovascular symptoms. Their report, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology , warns that the use of this natural ingredient may lead to severe poisoning. A 45-year-old Chinese woman was diagnosed with a severe heart-rhythm disorder, bidirectional ventricular tachycardia BVT , associated with aconitine poisoning. BVT is a ra ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 19
Not ordinary growing pains
It is upsetting to see anyone in pain, but it s especially heartbreaking to watch a child endure chronic pain. In addition to the suffering itself, chronic pain can cause traumatic effects on a child s quality of life, and it can have significant physical, psychological and social consequences. Making matters worse, chronic pain greatly can affect the child s parents or caregivers by causing feelings of helplessness and inadequacy. Treating children with c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 16