Distracted: How Regulations are Destroying the Practice of Medicine and Preventing True Health-Care Reform
(HealthNewsDigest.com)- Modern day country doctor Matthew Hahn, MD applies his scalpel to much that is wrong with American healthcare in this excellent new book.
Jun 25, 2017 - 9:55:34 AM
A Look At Beta Blockers
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Beta-adrenoceptor antagonistsâ€”aka beta blockersâ€”are drugs that bind to beta-adrenoceptors and thereby block the binding of norepinephrine and epinephrine to these receptors.
Jun 18, 2017 - 7:00:47 AM
Should You Worry About Taking NSAIDs?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are in widespread use, and are effective against pain and fever.
Jun 10, 2017 - 7:00:00 AM
Supplements And Food
(HealthNewsDigeswt.com) - A fascinatingâ€”if somewhat biasedâ€”history of the natural products/supplement industry appears on the blog of health journalist and bestselling author James J. Gormley. Here are a few highlights:
Jun 3, 2017 - 11:03:27 AM
Another Look At Ibogaine
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This column first covered ibogaine last September. In the type of serendipitous turn that one might expect from the drug subculture, this naturally-occurring hallucinogenic drug was discoveredâ€”in the 1960sâ€”to have powerful anti-addictive properties.
May 28, 2017 - 8:48:21 AM
Another Look At Physician Suicide
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - We first covered this topic back in 2014. The linked article went through the basics...
May 21, 2017 - 9:06:39 AM
Have Mercy...On Those Infected With MRSA
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MRSA (usually pronounced â€śmersaâ€ť) is an acronym for the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
May 14, 2017 - 4:58:24 PM
CBD And The NFL
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Itâ€™s not every day that a newspaper like theWashington Post puts a sports story on the front page. What makes this one rarer still is that it has nothing to do with a pending championship or even a big game.
May 7, 2017 - 8:10:45 AM
Unneeded Or Outdated Meds? Get Rid Of Them!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) Â - This article was inspired by National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which occurs this year on April 29th.
Apr 30, 2017 - 7:45:51 AM
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Youâ€™ve probably heard the statistic that healthcare is one-sixth of the US economy. Actually, at 17.8 percent of our gross domestic product, itâ€™s a bit more than one-sixth.
Apr 22, 2017 - 9:09:12 AM
Searching for Self-Help Resources--In Mental Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For many, Easter season is a time for spiritual rebirth. But for those facing mental health issues, the traditional joy--expressed even in secular customs--may not be realized.
Apr 16, 2017 - 8:24:43 AM
Autism April--A Bit More
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Last weekâ€™s article generated a fair amount of e-mail--including some pointed questions from my friend Josh Bloom, of the American Council on Science and Health.
Apr 9, 2017 - 7:06:41 AM
How To Fundamentally Transform The National Healthcare System
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This title--ambitious as it is--matches the title of an essay written by healthcare pragmatist Kent Holtorf, MD (Holtorf Medical Group, El Segundo, CA).
Mar 26, 2017 - 7:30:58 AM
Notable Trends In Healthcare Information Technology
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As was discussed in several media outlets at the time, the so-called revolution in healthcare IT promised a decade or so ago has not exactly materialized.
Mar 18, 2017 - 10:43:54 AM
Therapeutic Essential Oils: More Than A Nice Fragrance
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The term â€śessential oilâ€ť may sound odd to our modern ears, since the usual meaning of â€śessentialâ€ť refers to a particular item being necessary or indispensable.
Mar 12, 2017 - 9:22:14 AM
A Look At Infertility
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's always nice to begin an essay with a pithy quote. However, in this Internet age, many quotes--as well as their attributions---have been challenged.
Mar 5, 2017 - 11:09:47 AM
Chronic Disease: Some Interesting Theories And A New Book
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Last year, this column examined the problem ofchronic disease. As that article noted, if you combine the list of chronic diseases....
Feb 26, 2017 - 8:34:48 AM
Less Clutter, Better Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Our friends at Merriam-Webster define â€śclutterâ€ť as â€śa mass of disorderly or distracting objects or details.â€ť
Feb 19, 2017 - 9:29:27 AM
Energy, Sports Drinks, And Energy Supplements
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Most people can always use more of at least two things: Time and money. And, given a few seconds to think further about it, most people would also add...energy.
Feb 12, 2017 - 8:16:14 AM
Stem Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, And Healing
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A â€śstem cellâ€ť is an undifferentiated cell that can divide via mitosis to produce either more undifferentiated cells, or differentiate into specialized cells.
Feb 5, 2017 - 8:03:18 AM
We've All Got Skin in This Game
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many years ago, before people even called such matters â€śtrivia,â€ť asking which organ is the largest in the human body would stump nearly everyone.
Jan 29, 2017 - 9:12:52 AM
Fake News Comes To Addiction Treatment
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The notion of â€śfake newsâ€ť and its effect on the public has been widely publicized. One problem with the clarion call to end the supposed plague of fake news is that it is nearly impossible to define the term.
Jan 22, 2017 - 8:40:06 AM
Look At Probiotics And Prebiotics
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The term â€śprobioticsâ€ť refers to certain microorganisms (bacteria or yeast), ingested for therapeutic benefits--especially for gastrointestinal problems.
Jan 15, 2017 - 8:46:59 AM
Some Old Wivesâ€™ Tales Regarding Health--Unpacked
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This week, we will be discussing some reputed old wivesâ€™ tales.Â Â But first, letâ€™s take a moment to understand the term.
Jan 8, 2017 - 12:16:14 PM
Post-Traumatic Disorder and...Ecstasy
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PTSD--as defined by noted University of Virginia psychology professor Robert E. Emery--is:Â Â â€ś[An] emotional condition that sometimes follows a traumatic event...
Jan 1, 2017 - 2:47:32 PM
Two Offbeat Topics To Round Out The Year
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Letâ€™s ring out 2016 with something a bit different...
Dec 25, 2016 - 8:02:12 AM
A Sunny Disposition Without Sun Damage: Vitamin D And Good Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Maintaining a sunny disposition--particularly during a time of the year that leaves many anxious and depressed--is, to some extent, a matter of sunlight.
Dec 18, 2016 - 9:35:05 AM
A Look At Medicalization
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In 2007, Brandeis University sociologist Peter Conradâ€™s book, The Medicalization of Society:Â On the Transformation of Human Conditions into Treatable Disorders, was published.
Dec 4, 2016 - 10:04:17 AM
Stopping A Bloodthirsty Killer
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If it takes two or more victims for the perp to be considered a â€śserial killer,â€ť what name would you give an animal responsible for the deaths of more than 1 million people every year?
Nov 26, 2016 - 8:14:41 AM
Good Advice From A Public Health Dean?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Oxford Dictionary defines public health as â€śThe health of the population as a whole, especially as monitored, regulated, and promoted by the state.â€ť
Nov 20, 2016 - 9:39:19 AM
President-Elect Trump, Science, and Healthcare
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With any big election, there is plenty of the â€śthrill of victory and the agony of defeat.â€ť
Nov 13, 2016 - 8:19:35 AM
Beat The Holiday Blues By Improving Your Posture
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Last year, just before Thanksgiving, UC Davis Health system posted an excellent article entitled â€śBeat the holiday blues--and know when theyâ€™re something major.â€ť
Nov 6, 2016 - 6:53:28 AM
When Institutions Fail, Whom Will You Call?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While skyrocketing costs tend to dominate news coverage, most healthcare consumers are also aware of disturbing--and continuing--issues regarding prescription drugs, medical devices, and infection control breaches.
Oct 30, 2016 - 10:51:42 AM
Harvest Good Health In The Fall
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For a moment, letâ€™s look beyond the bitter presidential election campaign. Consider, instead, something a bit more basic...more eternal, if you will.
Oct 23, 2016 - 9:51:13 AM
Glycemic Control For...What Exactly?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This column has covered the matter of glycemic (blood glucose level) control for type 2 diabetes in previous articles. In this one, we discussed the statistics--such as they are--including the incredibly inflated number of so-called â€śprediabetics.â€ť
Oct 16, 2016 - 10:24:21 AM
Starry-Eyed And Vaguely Discontented...About Healthcare
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many readers will recognize this turn of phrase from the Oscar-winning song â€śIt Might As Well Be Spring,â€ť written by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Oct 9, 2016 - 8:21:46 AM
Hydrogen As A Therapeutic Agent
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Consulting the literature, one can find several hundred references to the use of hydrogen as a medical therapeutic agent.
Oct 2, 2016 - 10:01:03 AM
A Look At Ibogaine
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Ibogaine is a hallucinogenic drug, and one of several alkaloids found in the roots (largely), stems, and leaves of the African rain forest shrub Tabernanthe iboga.
Sep 25, 2016 - 9:55:23 AM
Cannabis And Cancer
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A few months ago, this column discussedÂ various applications ofÂ Cannabis, with particular emphasis on Cannabidiol--a medically active chemical derived from the plant.
Sep 18, 2016 - 8:08:04 AM
A Look At Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Artificial intelligence (AI) is often defined as â€śthe ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.â€ť
Sep 11, 2016 - 7:47:40 AM