Archive for November, 2011

Frequency of Bowel Movements

Posted by Lloyd on November 28, 2011
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Q.I am a 21-year-old man, and I have a rather embarrassing question. People tell me that a normal individual has a bowel movement once in 24 hours. But I excrete three to four times a day. I have done so for years. Is this normal? If not, I would really like to know what to do about it. Continue reading…

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Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease. Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on November 23, 2011
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A second problem with this study is that, lacking alternatives, it used data from studies that compared women who chose to take hormones with women who did not. Research suggests that women who choose HRT tend to also follow a healthy lifestyle, making it impossible for us to know how much of the apparent benefit is due to HRT and how much is due to lifestyle factors such as a good diet.

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Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease. Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on November 23, 2011
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THE STORY
Women approaching menopause face the difficult decision of whether or not to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Estrogen therapy is known to help stave off coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, but it’s also linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and endometrial cancer. Continue reading…

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Nursing in Comfort & Style

Posted by Lloyd on November 18, 2011
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It is important for every mom to feel that she and baby can meet the world together proudly and not hide away at home during the nursing years. Luckily, there are lots of clothing options that allow you to nurse in comfort and with style. Continue reading…

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Parents Nuclear Industry Job not Linked to Child Cancer

Posted by Lloyd on November 11, 2011
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There appears to be no increased risk for cancer among children born to nuclear industry workers, researchers report. The findings are published in the May 29th issue of the British Medical Journal. Continue reading…

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Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on November 10, 2011
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There are a number of methods within TCM by which a pattern of illness may be defined. One of the most commonly used is called the Eight Principles or Eight Parameters approach. In this approach, the signs and symptoms of the patient’s illness are defined in terms of 4 pair of criteria. These include hot vs. cold, interior vs. exterior, excess vs. deficiency and yin vs. yang. Continue reading…

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Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on November 10, 2011
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Diagnosing and Treating Patterns

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine that has been used for thousands of years (estimated anywhere between 2000 and 6000 depending on the source). The major components of TCM are acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Tui Na (Chinese massage). Continue reading…

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Plan B – Lancet has a go at the FDA

Posted by Lloyd on November 03, 2011
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A well known international medical journal has called on the acting FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach to adopt an independent stance and follow the best judgment of it’s expert staff and scientific advisers, even when that means incurring the wrath of patients’ groups, industry, Congress, and even the White House. Continue reading…

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