Entrepreneur’s Quest to Provide Remote Monitoring Device for Cystic Bibrosis Patients

jmAmong the qualities of entrepreneurs is the unrelenting belief that their idea will make a difference. They also and the dedication to pitch that idea until an investor or pharmaceutical company or manufacturer says yes.

Cue Jonathan Michael, an entrepreneur who is a trained paramedic who, along with Sixth Sense co–founder Francis Xavier, Continue reading

Butterbur to the Migraine Rescue

butterburI wouldn’t say I’m over the hill yet — but I’ve definitely made the difficult transition from “floor model” to “antique.” And as I’ve added a small army of candles to my birthday cake, I’ve learned to take time to relax and smell the flowers.

But I can promise you this — if that flower is a butterbur, I plug my nose and keep walking. Continue reading

New Study Signals Wheat-Autism Link

autism2As the autism epidemic continues to accelerate, one of the least well known contributing factors goes mostly unnoticed: wheat consumption. 

A new study published in the open access journal PLoS is reinvigorating the debate over what are the primary causes of the accelerating autism epidemic. Whereas too many within the conventional medical establishment, Continue reading

The Cancer Healing Tree – Guanabana / Sour Sop

ramfarA very interesting fruit has amazing healing properties. The fruit is called Guanabana in Central America, Sour Sop in the Carribean, Graviola in Spain and a friend from India just informed me that it is know as Ramfar in India. It grows in many parts of the world and is known by various names.

I have not been able to locate the whole fresh fruit in the U.S. Continue reading

Medicaid Patients in Florida Now Receive Higher Standard of Care

technoMedicaid Patients in Florida Now Receive Higher Standard of Care Because of New Law Allowing Diagnostic Testing Results That Use Remote ‘Telemedicine’ Services

Radisphere, the leading provider of standards-based radiology delivery solutions for health systems, today announced that Medicaid patients throughout the state of Florida will now benefit from improved healthcare because of a newly enacted law. Continue reading

Generic Drug Companies Granted Total Immunity Against All Lawsuits from Patients Harmed by Side Effects

genericYou may want to think twice before taking any more generic copies of brand-name pharmaceutical drugs, thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively eliminates manufacturer liability in injury cases resulting from negative side effects. In a 5-4 ruling, Continue reading

Limits on Nursing Home Telemedicine Will Stand, CMS Announces

medicareMedicare will continue to reimburse only one telehealth visit per month for skilled nursing facility residents, according to a recent proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The proposed physician fee schedule for 2014 seeks to expand telehealth in other healthcare settings. 

Under the 2011 PFS final rule, Continue reading

Helpful Tips for Keeping Pests out of your Organic Garden

carrots2One of the biggest challenges that organic gardeners have long faced is invasive pests, which as you may well know tend to target food crops that have not been treated with toxic pesticides. But maintaining a truly organic garden is not an impossible task, especially if you are willing to take the time to employ some tried and true methods of deterring pests without chemicals. Continue reading

10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries

farmed-salmonStory at-a-glance

Many foods sold in the US are banned in other countries due to harmful additives, growth promoters, genetically engineered ingredients or other dangerous practices

This includes farm-raised salmon, Hawaiian (GMO) papaya, artificial food dyes, arsenic-laced chicken, ractopamine-tainted meat, bromate-containing drinks and bread, olestra, carcinogenic preservatives, Continue reading

Boy Genius Diagnosed with Autism Has IQ Higher than Einstein

autismKristine Barnett noticed that her little boy Jacob – whom doctors had tagged as autistic – seemed to have a fascination with patterns. So she took him out of his school’s special ed program and let him study the things he’s passionate about. Now Jacob is on his way to winning a Nobel Prize.

Jacob Barnett, who was Continue reading

Can Dental Stem Cell Technology Make Root Canals Obsolete?

dentalstemStem cell technology is promising in many respects and nowhere is that more evident than in the field of dentistry where painful root canals could become a thing of the past if promising advances in treating tooth decay pan out.

According to The Wall Street Journal, scientists have made Continue reading

Lavender Aromatherapy Proven to Calm Premenstrual Emotions

LavenderReese2LWhile conventional medicine continues to drug women with PMS with addictive SSRIs, Japanese researchers have determined that Lavender essential oil can alleviate premenstrual emotional mood changes, confirming other research showing that Lavender aromatherapy produces overall calming effects.

The research comes from Japan’s Shitennoji University and Continue reading

Food as Medicine: Rooibos Shines as a Potent Defense against Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Hypertension and More

rooibosIf you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake of disease-free living. Continue reading