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Update to AAP Screenings’ Schedule

  Introduction The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its schedule of the screenings and health assessments that are recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence. The updated periodicity schedule reflects current AAP recommendations for preventive pediatric health care, which are explained in detail in the third edition (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Nutritional […]

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Why Joe Pizzorno Says You Need to Know Alessio Fasano

  Introduction It’s not often that you hear a doctor use words like “remarkable” and “most clinically important lectures ever,” when referring to a conference lecture. Those were Joe Pizzorno’s ND words from a lecture by Alessio Fasano, MD at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) conference in Dallas, Texas in May 2013. Pizzorno, Editor […]






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Video May Improve Skin Cancer Diagnosis in Men

  Introduction Showing men a video on skin self-examination and skin awareness may help to increase the number of patients who receive whole-body clinical skin examinations (CSEs) from their physicians, which could increase skin cancer diagnosis in older men, according to a study by Monika Janda, Ph.D., of the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, […]






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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia Cuts Costs

   Introduction With as few as three cognitive therapy treatments, patients can see significant improvement in sleep and reduced medical costs. This study shows how addressing sleep disorders, one can reduce health-care costs and improve patient outcomes for overall wellness. This research is the first to outline how brief treatments with cognitive (more…) RELATED ARTICLES






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Neurogenic Inflammation in OA: Combined Thermal Therapy with Acetaminophen

Introduction Symptomatic drugs are frequently used for pain control, but dissatisfaction with such an intervention has led many patients to seek other treatments, of which is thermal heat from mud packs. The intentions in the present study was to investigate a possible interaction between thermal treatment and the main neuropeptides involved in OA pathogenesis and […]






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Serum Bilirubin Concentrations and Chronic Kidney Disease

  Introduction The association between serum bilirubin concentrations and CKD is controversial and conflicting studies show opposing results. This study as presented in the slideshow, shows that higher serum direct bilirubin levels were significantly associated with a lower risk of the development of CKD, even when considering a variety of cardiometabolic parameters. The study authors […]






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Addiction Expert: Prescribing Painkillers is Not the Only Option

By Tammy Strickling Medical practitioners are writing millions of prescriptions for drugs such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, which contain compounds derived from opium—one of the world’s most powerful painkillers— in an effort to relieve Americans of pain after acuter injuries or operations. These powerful opioids – the standard in pain treatment (more…) RELATED ARTICLES […]






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Valter Longo, PhD: Differential Stress – Effects of Fasting on Cancer

Interview by Craig Gustafson Sponsored by the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2014 Conference The following is a two-part excerpt of an interview with Valter Longo, PhD. by Craig Gustafson, for Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Dec. 2013. Part one of the interview is below, regarding cancer research and fasting. Part (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Vitamin […]






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