E-Prescribing Adoption Grew Significantly Between 2007 and 2010

Ownership of an electronic prescribing system significantly increased among physician practices between 2007 and 2010, according to a study published in the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, Cardiovascular Business reports.

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Fermenting Foods—One of the Easiest and Most Creative Aspects of Making Food from Scratch

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90 percent of the genetic material in your body is not yours but belongs to the bacteria that outnumber your cells 10 to 1. These bacteria have enormous influence on your digestion, detoxification and immune system

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Chemicals in Your Drinking Water That Could Be Wrecking Your Health

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Most tap water is far from pure, containing a vast array of disinfection byproducts, chemicals, radiation, heavy metals, and even pharmaceutical drugs

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ObamaCare, Doctor Shortage To Spur $2 Billion Telehealth Market

A new report from information and analytics firm IHS says the business of telehealth, or remote patient monitoring, will boom to a $2 billion US market thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act and a looming doctor shortage. Continue reading

Antibiotic Era Ending – Antimicrobial Pecan Shell Extract Can Prevent Listeria Contamination in Organic Meats

Stats prove that consumers are becoming more concerned about the quality of their meat. In the organic food industry, meat, fish and poultry are the fastest growing sector. Sales for organic meat were up 13% from 2010. On a global scale, organic food sales have increased more than 5 billion per year, with organic meat leading the way. Continue reading

Methylwho? Why You Should Know About Methylation

I was giving a lecture to a group of psychiatric fellows recently, and I got to my slide on folate.  I get excited about this topic, and so I rambled on about the one-carbon cycle, and SAMe, methylcobalamin, and the MTHFR mutation.  As I looked away from my slides, I could see the vacant stares from the near-audience and knew I had lost them.  If highly educated and Continue reading

Frankincense Superior to Chemotherapy in Killing Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Cells

Like the Magi, carrying myrrh, frankincense, and gold, researchers from the University of Leicester have, for the first time, demonstrated the potential of treating ovarian cancer using the Christmas gift frankincense.

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Allergies and cancer on the rise due to GM foods

Food allergies have become a global epidemic and conventional medicine has no cure. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies (in kids) have increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. Could this have anything to do with genetically engineered foods?

Since the 1990s, when genetically modified (GM) foods were approved, Continue reading

Magnesium’s Importance Far Greater Than Previously Imagined

Calcium deficiency is a common nutritional concern, but how many folks consider the vital importance of magnesium in human health and disease?  

New research published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics indicates that magnesium’s role in human health and disease is far more significant and complicated than previously imagined. Continue reading

Multiple Infant Vaccines Linked To Dramatically Increased Mortality

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A new study published in the journal Vaccine has brought to light an extremely disturbing though still virtually unreported dark side to immunization campaigns within low-income countries, namely, the observation that infant mortality sometimes increases when the number of co-administered vaccines increases; a finding diametrically opposed to the widely held belief that vaccination is always Continue reading

Hospitals Seek Leaders with Finance–not Healthcare–Experience

With the healthcare landscape shifting quickly, hospitals have a new strategy for hiring leaders as well. A whopping two-thirds of hospital CEOs hired in 2014 will come from a non-healthcare background, according to a Black Book Rankings poll of more than 1,400 human resource professionals at healthcare organizations.

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Louisiana Expands Telemedicine for Inmate Care

Louisiana is expanding its use of telemedicine to treat inmates in an attempt to improve care while facing budget challenges.

The LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where many state inmates had been sent for care, closed in April as the state turned operation of Continue reading

Pine Cone Seeds Known as Pine Nuts

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that a simple seed used since Paleolithic times has astounding health benefits for weight loss, heart health, vision, and anti-aging?      Most modern people don’t recognize the seeds of pine cones as a superfood, but our Paleolithic ancestors certainly may have—they relied on these seeds Continue reading