Author Archives for Rick Woodward, L.Ac.
Having a condition where the mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva can develop following radiation treatments and after taking certain medications. While this is not rampant in society, it would be good to know that Acupuncture offers help to those who suffer from it should the condition become something you or someone you know develops.
Basically, dry [...]
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 [...]
Information on the general ineffectiveness of cough medicines has been in the news recently, leaving the parents of coughing youngsters wondering where to turn to find a source of relief for their child. Now, a time tested product may offer the answer that has eluded modern-day parents. The solution is in the cupboard and not [...]
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating an outbreak of acute allergic-type reactions among patients who have undergone hemodialysis (dialysis* of the blood) since November 27, 2007. The total number of reported cases is now near 60 as the CDC takes its search nationwide. The thrust of the investigation has [...]
Three Harvard University doctors have been caught in a failure to report over $3 million in income that they receive from drug companies. One of the men was very involved in research that has lead to a huge boom for drug companies in dishing out antipsychotic drugs to children. The information was entered into the [...]
The number of Caesarean Sections performed in United States hospitals has soared over those performed just a decade ago. Charges by U.S. hospitals for the procedure have netted over $17.4 billion annually for these operations alone.
According to the most recently available numbers provided the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the number of women who [...]
The number of medical errors in the United States borders on hard to believe. Wrong-site surgeries, incorrect drug prescriptions and hospital stay errors are way to frequent.
This brings up the question, “Is it possible for the average patient to reduce the risk of experiencing a medical or prescription error? According to the New York State [...]
A suit has been brought against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for violating the law in not acting on a petition in a timely manner.
Two years ago, Public Citizen sued the FDA to withdraw the painkillers Darvon® and Darvocet® from the market and the FDA has not acted on this petition. According to [...]