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HPV and Cancer

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s been less than 40 years since the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) was discovered and isolated.1 Since then, more than 100 types or variants have been found. Most of them are symptom-free, but several variants are associated with cervical cancer. HPV-16 and HPV-18 are the first two variants discovered that are associated with cancer; HPV-16 is in 50...

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Another Use for 3-D Printing: Pulmonary Stents

Another Use for 3-D Printing: Pulmonary Stents

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

I have yet to see a 3-D printer but apparently you can buy a portable one for around $500. The 3-D printer has been around since the 1980’s. Working from a three dimensional drawing done in a computer program called CAD, the printer lays down with a spraying nozzle layer upon layer of liquified plastics called thermoplastics which melt when heated and...

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What Is a Normal Temperature?

What Is a Normal Temperature?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (or 37 degrees Celsius) is the temperature I’ve always been told is normal. I never knew from where this figure came. A new review and analysis of historical data of human temperatures may help us understand and possibly rethink what we now consider a normal temperature. A Little History of...

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Music Can Help: Ending the Year with Music

Music Can Help: Ending the Year with Music

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

A review of studies on the effects of music for patients undergoing urological procedures found that music helped to reduce pain and anxiety. For the last few years I have shared music that readers have found healing or helpful for coping during times of stress and anxiety. Today’s post continues the tradition as we come to the end of 2019. “I...

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids For the New Year!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids For the New Year!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Infertility | 7 comments

I’ve been eating a load of holiday foods and thinking that I’m going to need to make some dietary adjustments. Like me, you may have read or heard in the news that clinical trials looking at omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3 acid ethyl esters – O3AEE) did NOT significantly reduce major cardiovascular events. In fact, the news may have said that...

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Uric Acid, Gout and the Heart

Uric Acid, Gout and the Heart

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Blog, Kidney stones | 0 comments

You may think of Henry VIII when you think of gout. Called the disease of kings, many associate it with excess. Gout is actually a common disease. Over three million people in the US diagnosed with gout every year. Gout is a builds up of uric acid in tissues, especially in the joints. Uric acid is a byproduct the digestion of purines, a natural substance...

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My Oncologist Doesn’t Believe Food Is Necessary

My Oncologist Doesn’t Believe Food Is Necessary

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

By Steve Gillman What my cancer taught me about medical “evidence” and how much is enough I exaggerate. My oncologist probably does believe humans need food, but I suspect the belief makes him uncomfortable, since no double-blind studies have been done to prove it. Like many doctors, his general approach to treatment is that if something hasn’t been...

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Lights, Sounds, Microglia Activation

Lights, Sounds, Microglia Activation

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

Alzheimer’s Disease Today patients with mild Alzheimer’s Disease are being recruited for at least two clinical trials based on an interesting observation made by a graduate student at MIT. Hannah Iaccarino wondered if you could restore the brain’s gamma waves. One of the features of Alzheimer’s Disease is a loss of a type of brain...

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Washing Machines, Hand Dryers and Germs

Washing Machines, Hand Dryers and Germs

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Hand Dryers Remember when public bathrooms didn’t have hot air hand dryers? Installed to eliminate waste and improve hygiene, research suggests that they are actually great at spreading germs, right back onto your freshly washed hands. A 2018 study brought this information to people’s attention. Researchers exposed petri dishes to bathroom air...

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Using Anger for Good

Using Anger for Good

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Anger is an emotion that everyone experiences from very early on. Studies have confirmed anger in infants as young as two months old. There is a lot of literature that describes anger as a negative emotion. Yet, at least one anger researcher says that “anger is a powerful and healthy force in your life. It’s good that you feel it. You need to...

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50 Years of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

50 Years of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Blog | 3 comments

In 1969, at a workshop about women’s bodies and health in the Boston area, 12 women met to discuss their experiences with doctors. As they talked, they realized commonality in their stories. First, all of the women shared that they had felt ignored or dismissed during their interactions with physicians and second, all noticed that they didn’t...

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Not Again! H3N2 Flu Virus

Not Again! H3N2 Flu Virus

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

If you had the flu in 2017, you know what the influenza A H3N2 virus feels like.  Australia had a bad round of H3N2 flu this year and often the Northern Hemisphere follows the same trend. What to do? Get the flu shot! So many people say that they get the flu shot but still get the flu. It is true that the vaccine has only a 40 to 60 percent effectiveness...

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