Archives for September, 2008
The health of the heart and the death rate due to heart disease has made an interesting increase over the past 150 years. In the 1800s, death by heart attack was almost unheard of. Now, it has taken the position of the single largest killer of American men and women.
According to statistics provided by the [...]
Calcium supplementation for osteoporosis has increased significantly since 1987, after the National Institute of Health (NIH) recommended an increase in the daily intake of calcium to 1,500 mg for prevention of the condition. This was in spite of several studies showing no significant effect of calcium intake on porous bone tissue.
Osteoporosis, meaning “porous bone”, is [...]
Persons who use an Exubera® inhaler to control high blood sugar, or who are thinking of using this product, should definitely consider an alternative form of treatment. This is especially important now that six cases of lung cancer have been reported in persons who participated in clinical trials of the product.
Exubera is a drug made [...]
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 cups chopped yellow onions
6 cups vegetable stock, divided
3 cups cubed potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ears corn, kernels scraped off into a bowl
1 cup thinly sliced shitake mushrooms
Heat a 6 to 8 quart pot over medium heat. [...]
Adults who have been diagnosed with learning and attention disorders may find solutions to their problems with Chiropractic. The findings of a pilot study recently published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research suggest that Chiropractic treatment may help adults suffering from concentration and learning difficulties.
Research has shown that so-called conditions like “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” [...]
Doctors are being warned that the drugs they select for their older patients could result in slower physical function and even increased dependency on a caregiver to perform otherwise routine functions. The drugs that are causing this slowed physical action to occur are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure, depression, allergies and incontinence.
A variety of [...]
The better the working conditions for registered nurses the less chance there is that an elderly person in an intensive care unit (ICU) will develop a hospital-associated infection. This finding comes from a study and report recently complied by the Columbia University School of Nursing.
Hospital-associated infections are the 6 highest cause of death in the [...]
1 clove garlic
1 15-oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh parsley
3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
3 tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
Chop garlic finely in food processor. Add beans, parsley, lemon juice, oil and rosemary, and blend until creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Great to serve with sliced vegetables or to use as [...]
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