Tag Archives: Journal of the American Medical Association

Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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Lost your libido? How women can help themselves

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  Many women report to their physicians that they have experienced a decrease in libido. While this is not a problem for some women, it can present a multitude of complicated issues for others. A woman’s libido can be a difficult topic to discuss. No scientific or medical standards have been […]

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The danger of diagnostic x-rays

February 27, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A case was recently adjudicated by the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners concerning a dentist who performed a panoramic dental x-ray on a child without using protective shielding. The dentist did not use a shield because the manufacturer did not require it since “there is so little scatter around the […]

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Antibiotics: No longer the wonder drug

February 26, 2012

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by Joe Glenn — Once a powerful tool to combat life-threatening infections, antibiotics are now failing us at record rates as the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria seems to grow daily. Superbugs like MRSA and C. difficile are the leading cause of illnesses like diarrhea in hospitals, daycare centers and nursing homes. What is worse, these […]

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