Archives for December, 2008
The government of Massachusetts has taken a big step to control the amount of influence that drug companies and medical device manufacturers have on doctors in their state. Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill into law that will put more transparency into financial relationships between doctors and suppliers.
Payment to doctors was an important part [...]
As more and more testing is done regarding the benefits of Acupuncture versus drug therapy, the age-old alternative treatment continues to post favorable results. The most recent test shows that Acupuncture is very effective in providing long-lasting relief for the side effects suffered by breast cancer patients.
According to the most recent first-of-its kind study, Acupuncture [...]
I’m not a big fan of massages. As a neurosurgeon, I’ve never been completely convinced that the science behind them is all that sound. Yet there’s no denying that they’re popular — particularly among baby boomers and others who try to get active and stay fit with bodies that seem to grow achier all the [...]
Acupuncture has a long history of helping people live their lives with high energy while enjoying an excellent level of health. People working with a professional acupuncturist become very familiar with how the body and the mind work in harmony as well as how chi (also called qi), the universal life energy, affects the body.
The Olympic story of all Olympic stories this year is the one about the superstar swimmer of all time and his ability to beat the symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) without drugs. Yes, without drugs!
The story of Michael Phelps and his eight gold medal performance continues to rocket around the globe faster than [...]
Women spend billions of dollars each year on Lipitor and other statin drugs that lower cholesterol. Now a new study of all the research data associated with this drug raises serious questions as to whether or not the all of this cash is buying any healthy benefits.
Sales of Lipitor account for over $12 billion in [...]
Have you ever seen an older person who seems to carry his head way out in front of his upper torso? If you look at him from the side, the head may appear to be 2 inches or more in front of his body. You may even see a pronounced hump where the back of [...]
Just when you thought it might be safe to buy milk at your local store that wasn’t laced with a genetically enhanced growth hormone, along comes the Eli Lilly Company to try and increase its use in cattle.
Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) has been a troubled commodity for Monsanto with flat sales and a host [...]
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