Tag Archives: Medical

Medical Marijuana Back in the News – This Time For Seizures

This past week or so America is reading about how parents are carting up their kids and moving to Colorado in order to receive “Medical Marijuana” for seizures. I just watched the video on USA today and honestly, the one … Continue reading

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Reminder From A Recent European Meeting Highlights Heart Failure As A Major Cause Of Mortality and Morbidity In Diabetic Patients

Reminder From A Recent European Meeting Highlights Heart Failure As A Major Cause Of Mortality and Morbidity In Diabetic Patients.

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Is Cholesterol the Key to Understanding Alzheimer’s?

This article presents a brief analysis of the following study presented in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Variants in the ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter (ABCA7), Apolipoprotein E ϵ4,and the Risk of Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease in African Americans While this … Continue reading

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Milk Thistle Extract for Liver Disease

Milk thistle extract (silymarin) was studied for potential benefit in refractory hepatitis C.  This study found that this supplement for this situation was no different than placebo. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1217238 There were no major harmful side effects, but there was more G.I. … Continue reading

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Healthcare Reforms: a stance from the Coalition of State Medical and National Specialty Societies-11/29/2011

The president of the Florida Medical Association (Dr. Miguel Machado MD) goes to the mat for Doctors and patients.  Please read the letter sent to our congress, which he co-signed with other mutually interested representatives. This letter contains recommendations for … Continue reading

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