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Pharma’s  Largesse

Pharma’s Largesse

Drug companies are big investors in medical research and post-qualification training for doctors. A survey done by Mass General Hospital in Boston has put actual figures on the industry’s involvement. Nearly two-thirds of heads of department from 140 medical...

How To Tick Off Ticks

When I grew up in back country of North San Diego County as kids we were continually out climbing the mountains. I remember mom routinely checking us for ticks when we came home. Back then if a tick was found embedded with its head in the skin we would use kerosene to...
Time To Clear The Air

Time To Clear The Air

In Nevada come election time the public will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on whether to ban smoking in public places. Today when I was getting my car washed at Terrible’s I noticed all the workers wearing T-shirts supporting proposition 4 but...

Arguments Against Smoke Free Bars

I recently came across an article in JAMA that refutes claims made by those opposing the smoking ban in the work place. In the article they state that “three common arguments are advanced against mandatory smoke-free bars, restaurants, and other hospitality...

Waging Peace Not War On Cancer

Every week JAMA has an article written by physicians expressing their experiences in life. This last week article, written by Thomas Edes, MD, I thought was unusually good. It relates the story of Bonnie, a woman with cancer who initially approached it with aggressive...
LazyTown

LazyTown

One of the biggest factors affecting our kids eating habits is the advertising budgets of big corporations like Kellogg’s. For example, when Kellogg’s came out with their new cocoa frosted flakes they budgeted $30 million the first year. In comparison the...
Father’s Influence

Father’s Influence

Women have pretty much been held responsible for the health of their unborn babies. Don’t drink, smoke or eat too much fish when you are pregnant. However, new research is indicating that fathers too need to be careful about what they are exposed to lest they...

No More Foot Fungus Among Us

People with onychomycosis (foot fungus) can treat their feet by soaking their feet in a bleach and water solution for 10-15 minutes twice a day for 2 weks. The proportion of bleach to water used in this treatment is 2 to 3 capfuls of bleach to at least 1 gallon of...
I Promised I Would Never Let Her Go

I Promised I Would Never Let Her Go

The other day I was giving an acupuncture treatment to a woman in her mid 40’s and as we talked she mentioned that she was experiencing a lot of stress with her marriage and that she was seriously considering divorce. I inquired further as to why she wanted a...