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  • Good bacteria provides us with many benefits Jun 13, 2011 12:00 AM
    All bacteria are not pathogenic. There are many good bacteria (probiotics) living in our intestines that play a crucial role in our health. We live with them in a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship. We provide them a warm place to live, food and protection from the environment. In return, they provide us with vitamins and other compounds essential for our well-being.

     
  • Research into homeopathy continues May 30, 2011 10:51 PM
    Although homeopathy is not getting as much press, research in this area is robust. Homeopathy is a medical system that, in many aspects, is the complete opposite of Western medicine since it follows the “law of similars.”

     
  • Safflower tea may be good for your bones May 16, 2011 8:43 AM
    Osteoporosis is the result of bone loss and is a serious medical condition. But can a simple tea help with osteoporosis? According to one medical study using safflower tea, the answer is yes.

     
  • Vitamin C may impact your heart May 1, 2011 2:54 PM
    Can vitamin C improve heart function in those with congestive heart failure? According to one study, the answer is yes. Congestive heart failure happens when the heart is unable to supply enough blood to the body to meet the metabolic demands. Symptoms include shortness of breath, especially with activity, leg swelling and a nonproductive cough. People with CHF may also report an increase in shortness of breath when lying down.

     
  • Ginkgo biloba for vitiligo shows promise Apr 17, 2011 3:53 PM
    Ginkgo biloba has anti-inflammatory, immune modulating, antioxidant and anti-stress properties. In a recent medical study, taking ginkgo resulted in significant improvement in vitiligo symptoms.

     
  • Supplement may help to ease liver damage Apr 4, 2011 7:50 AM
    A dietary supplement, beneficial in a variety of common medical conditions, is being looked at in medical studies for a potential role in the treatment of cancer and its related inflammatory liver damage.

     
  • Massey: 5,000 steps a day to a healthier you Mar 21, 2011 8:13 AM
    Date shows you can improve your health by walking 5,000 steps per day. Health benefits associated with walking about 1 to 1 miles per day include reducing the risk of heart disease, longer life, weight loss and lower risk of diabetes to name just a few.

     
  • Tapping into the healing potential of bio-energy Feb 20, 2011 8:52 AM
    A recent medical review examined the research behind bio-energy healing therapies like Reiki, healing touch, qigong and others. What was discovered is that there is reasonable data to indicate that bio-energy healing therapies are not simply the result of the placebo effect but are indeed real.

     
  • Find relief from chronic cough with vitamin B12 Feb 7, 2011 10:19 AM
    Is it possible that a B vitamin can reduce or cure a chronic cough? According to one medical study, the answer is yes.

     
  • Old and new ways to treat traumatic brain injuries Jan 24, 2011 7:36 AM
    Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, especially in young adults and children. Physical, speech and occupational therapies are often employed to improve function and are effective. Both advances in technology and rediscovering ancient secrets from nontraditional medicine may further enhance TBI therapy.

     
  • Taking more medications not the answer Jan 9, 2011 11:38 AM
    Although most Americans do not like the idea of having illness, they feel helpless because they do not know what to do other than taking more and more medications. Every year, we throw billions of dollars into the medical system and people are less healthy now than one or two generations ago. Medical providers have come to believe that every diagnosis must be treated with a medication and that medications are the only real solution to illness.

     
  • Vitamin C may reduce complications after heart surgery Dec 26, 2010 10:08 AM
    A recent medical study discovered that intravenous vitamin C can reduce the risk of a serious heart arrhythmia after heart surgery. A common complication of heart surgery is atrial fibrillation. This arrhythmia increases the risk for longer hospitalizations and death.

     
  • Vitamin K may help in treating osteoarthritis Nov 28, 2010 9:00 AM
    We know that eating green vegetables is good for health, but it might also be an important factor in the prevention of arthritis of the knee. Recent medical research suggested that vitamin K, found in leafy, green vegetables, has a significant role in the prevention of osteoarthritis.

     
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome may be linked to bowel Nov 14, 2010 9:47 AM
    Chronic fatigue syndrome can be a devastating medical condition. Theories abound as to the cause, including chronic viral and bacterial infections, weakened immune system, endocrine abnormalities and even psychosocial connections (it’s all in your head).

     
  • Vitamin D invaluable to good health Oct 31, 2010 8:57 AM
    Ten years ago, few knew about vitamin D. It was a mystery and had something to do with sunlight. Today, it seems that every newspaper, magazine and journal has at least one article on the benefits or lack thereof of vitamin D.

     
  • Magnesium levels overlooked Oct 18, 2010 1:00 AM
    Magnesium is a mineral that is important for health, but can it prevent sudden cardiac death? According to a recent medical study, the answer is yes.

     
  • Lycopene-rich tomatoes can do your skin good Oct 4, 2010 12:01 AM
    Almost everyone likes a nice tan, but no one likes the skin changes that are associated with chronic sun exposure. Too much sunlight is a leading cause of skin aging.

     
  • Taking time with patients more beneficial in the end Feb 8, 2011 2:53 PM
    Medicine is constantly changing. One area that is garnering a lot of attention is how medicine can become more efficient, especially with how physicians interact with patients.

     
  • Tai chi may offer relief from back pain Mar 3, 2011 5:02 PM
    The most common reason for using nontraditional medicine is back pain. Annually, 30 percent of the U.S. population experiences back pain severe enough to require medical therapy. Approximately 60 percent of the population uses some form of nontraditional medicine to relieve their pain.

     
  • Switching to brown rice can lower diabetes risk Aug 9, 2010 12:01 AM
    You might be surprised to know that substituting brown rice for white rice can significantly lower the risk of diabetes. Almost 10 percent of the U.S. population has a diagnosis of diabetes, and this number is increasing.

     
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