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Doctor’s License at Stake

Ever since I have been practicing medicine over 22 years- the physician best know for treating environmental illness has been William Rea, MD of Dallas Texas. I recently read a letter he wrote in which he claims his medical license is at stake. Specifically, he says,...
Neti Pots

Neti Pots

Recently Oprah featured neti pots or nose bidets for sinus problems. I have numerous chronic sinus and allergy patients that have seen the benefits from irrigating the sinuses using this technique. The neti pots have been around for centuries. They look like a small...
The Ins-and-Outs of Blood Pressure Monitoring

The Ins-and-Outs of Blood Pressure Monitoring

Blood pressure is really best checked at home as many patient’s blood pressure can shot up 20-30 points just by walking in a doctors office. The problem is many patients measure their blood pressure wrong. The proper technique involves supporting the arm at...
Deep Venous  Thrombosis

Deep Venous Thrombosis

This medical term refers to a possible deadly condition where a clot forms in the deep veins of the thighs or calves. If these clots are released and travel to the heart and lungs they can cause death. Jack who is in his 50’s works as a manager in the beverage...
Paradox of Diet Sweeteners

Paradox of Diet Sweeteners

Believe it or not diet sodas will make you fatter. Researchers at Purdue University gave rats set amounts of yogurt sweetened with either sucrose of saccharin plus an unrestricted supply of ordinary rat food and water. Five weeks later, the saccharin-fed rats had...
Never Run a Fever?

Never Run a Fever?

Some patients claim that they never run a fever. While many other patients claim to be ill even though their temperature is normal, saying My normal body temperature is 97.5 degrees, so I consider anything above that to be a fever for me. The 98.6-degree temperature...

Disfiguring Acne

Though not a disabling disease by any means acne is there for everyone to see and thus can have a lasting effect on ones self esteem. This condition can also leave the sufferers extremely frustrated and depressed.  Stella who is now 28 has had acne since she was 13...
New Details Deepens Concern

New Details Deepens Concern

Avandia is currently the top-selling diabetic drug with total US sales of $2.2 billion in 2006. A one-month supply sells for between $90 and $170. Several months ago the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) revealed that Avandia is associated with a 43% increase in...
Help For Depression

Help For Depression

New evidence indicates that aerobic exercise eases depression almost as well as antidepressants medication does. After following 202 patients for 4 months researchers found that depression largely cleared up in 45% of patients exercising in groups, 40% in those...