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Menopause making you miserable?

June 2, 2013

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by Dr. Tracy Mageruss —  Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus? Are […]

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Herbal healing and prevention for the flu

March 22, 2013

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by Kathleen Gould —  Did you know that flu shots do not offer protection from all types of flu but only the ones the manufacturers predict will be active this winter? Prevention Building a powerful immune system may be the best way to prevent the flu. Of course, this does not guarantee that you will […]

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To drug or not to drug — ADHD revisited

September 8, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout and Stephanie Reese —  ADHD is the most common psychological problem in children and the second most common — after depression — in adults. The effort to treat the problem with drugs has made Ritalin and Concerta the most widely prescribed drugs for kids. Even news magazines comment on the drugging […]

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CRP: A marker of cardiovascular inflammation

August 26, 2012

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by Dr. Robin Terranella —  When it comes to cardiovascular disease (CVD), most of us know that high blood pressure and cholesterol are important risk factors requiring control. However, a recent study, called JUPITER (Justification for the Use of statins in Primary prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin), found that more emphasis should be placed […]

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Increase in strokes? Why the surprise?

February 29, 2012

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by Becky Coffield —  A recent article in the Arizona Republic reported that the number of middle-aged women having strokes has greatly increased. This is in spite of the increase in the number of women who are now taking statins to reduce cholesterol. Is this really so surprising? More and more reputable researchers are challenging […]

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Strokes are not just for old folks anymore

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  An article titled “Strokes rising among teens, young adults,” by Marilynn Marchione, was published online in February 2011 at www.azcentral.com. It cites alarming new studies that show an increase in the number of strokes experienced by young and middle-aged people in the United States. Data from 1994 and 1995 was […]

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