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Put the Script Pad Down: FDA’s New Drug Approvals Pose Significant Risks

For every 100 new drugs introduced in the market, there have been 34 withdrawals or new black box warnings in the past 25 years. Since 1992, FDA sped up the pace and approval process for pharmaceutical companies willing to pay a fee. Approval time was cut in half, but with (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Inadvertent Stereotyping Leads to Healthcare Disparities

Going to the doctor’s office is a stress-inducing event for many people But for blacks, it can be particularly terrifying, because of something called negative racial stereotyping. And while racial stereotyping may not be intentional, it can seep into a patient’s psyche in ways you might not realize. A first-of-its-kind (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Digitizing patient […]

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US Dead Last in Healthcare Rankings, Critics Cite Socialized Medicine Bias

“We’re Last! Again!” was the headline on NBC News regarding the most recent Commonwealth Fund Report on the state of industrialized countries’ healthcare systems. Once again, the US was deemed the most expensive and the least effective, least equitable and had the poorest outcomes among its economic counterparts. Critics argued (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Interview: Dr. Patrick Hanaway, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice

Patrick Hanaway MD, is the director of medical education for the Institute for Functional Medicine and its 2014 conference, which was held May 29-31, 2014, in San Francisco. A primary focus of the conference was “recognition that food in its elemental forms is the best medicine.” In this interview, Hanaway (more…) RELATED ARTICLES The Future […]

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Dear Doctor, #PleaseTextMe

Reminder: Plz take your meds. How r u feeling 2day? These aren’t texts from Mom, they are from physicians. Text messaging in health care started with routine appointment reminders. Today, evidence shows patients prefer to receive texts and updates from their health-care providers. Physicians report text messaging can influence health (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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College Students’ Familiarity with CAM Supplements

With parents administering medicinal herbs to children as a preventive alternative to traditional drugs, the research team thought it would be interesting to assess the use of these products during the transition into adulthood through college life. The purpose of this study was to research college students’ perceptions of, familiarity (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Thyroid Autoimmune […]

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Integrative Nutritional Approach to RA

This archived case study Dan Lukaczer, ND is a useful model for practitioners seeking to develop a nutritional approach to treating arthritic symptoms. As Lukaczer points out in this case study, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis [or any form of arthritis] and the myriad potential environmental triggers is beyond the (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #8 TOP […]

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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 (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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