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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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Health updates

February 9, 2013

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The following is new health information regarding the importance of regulating salt intake and a call for limits on fluoride in food and water. AMA asks government to regulate salt In an unprecedented move, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted June 13, 2006, to call on the U.S. government to require salt warning labels on […]

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Periodontal disease and chronic inflammation

January 28, 2013

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by Nicholas Meyer —  Periodontal disease is a slow but progressive, chronic inflammatory disease. This complex disease process takes place in the presence of bacterial byproducts and a weakened host resistance. Chronic inflammation is the big buzz in medicine now, and is considered by researchers to be the fundamental problem behind many Western diseases. The […]

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The heavy facts about being overweight

January 9, 2013

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by Dr. Melissa Dawahare —  With the popularity of NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser” and Dr. Phil’s book, The Ultimate Weight Solution, the topic of weight loss is in the spotlight. People across America are beginning to participate in weight loss programs, eat better and exercise more. This trend comes just in time, because […]

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The many uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

November 15, 2012

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by Dr. Nael Dagstani —  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has many more uses than treating scuba diver decompression sickness, otherwise known as the bends. In fact, there are 13 FDA-approved uses for hyperbaric oxygen, and many more conditions have proven to be beneficially affected by HBOT. A recent landmark study conducted at the University of […]

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Sodas may increase heart attacks, stroke, cancer

August 12, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests that people who drink diet soda every day are 44 percent more likely than non-drinkers to suffer a heart attack or stroke. Researchers said the study tried to account for the possibility that people who drink diet sodas also […]

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Rosemary chicken protects your brain from free radicals

July 15, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Rosemary is a shrubby evergreen bush that, according to folklore, takes its name from the Virgin Mary, who draped her cloak over a bush, placing a white flower on top of it. By the following morning, the flower had turned blue and, thereafter, the plant was known as the “Rose […]

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Gum disease — the silent killer

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  Gum disease is literally a silent killer. The oral systemic connection has been clearly established, and additional scientific findings are being regularly published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the British journal, Lancet. Many of […]

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Health updates: Hot flashes and chocolate

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding a new study on acupuncture and hot flashes, and healthy limits for chocolate. Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment. In fact, the benefits of […]

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AZNetNews health updates: Curcumin and sleep

February 24, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the pigment curcumin in turmeric and its effects on cancer and stroke damage, and why we should sleep in a dark, quiet room. The spice that helps prevent cancer and repair stroke damage Curcumin — the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow-orange color — is a […]

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Diet soda increases odds of heart attack and stroke

February 24, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  People who drink diet soda are much more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than are people who do not drink soda of any kind, according to a preliminary study by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Diet soda is not an optimal substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages, […]

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