Alternative Medicine

September 29, 2021

Avoiding Jet Lag

The resurgence of travel will bring questions about jet lag. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter for those on trips of three or […]
September 28, 2021

Preventing Kidney Stones

Anyone who has suffered from the excruciating pain of a kidney stone will want to prevent them in the future. Here’s the latest from the experts […]
September 27, 2021

Treating fever in children

As the cough and cold season begins, parents always ask about treating fever in kids. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter.
September 24, 2021

Less sugar linked to fewer heart disease events

Sugary foods and beverages are strongly associated with obesity and diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the leading cause of death in the […]
September 23, 2021

Is the “quadpill” the future of blood pressure control?

One of the main barriers to blood pressure control is the failure of prescribers to add medications when the blood pressure is not controlled.
September 22, 2021

Diabetes Remission

In a recent consensus statement, diabetes experts defined what it means to become disease-free from Type 2 diabetes.
September 21, 2021

Reducing your and your kids’ risk of diabetes

If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, you may find yourself worrying about whether it will show up in you or your kids. And your […]
September 20, 2021

What’s the right amount of sleep?

Sleep duration is tied to early Alzheimer’s disease according to a recent large analysis by Stanford University researchers. The study involved 4,417 with normal cognitive scores at […]
January 27, 2010

Benefits of multivitamins called into question

The Washington Post (1/26, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/25/AR2010012503128.html) reports that despite the multitude of varieties of multivitamins available, there is “little evidence that any of these products actually result […]
February 10, 2010

Fish oil may stave off psychiatric illness

The AP reports that “fish oil pills may be able to save some young people with signs of mental illness from descending into schizophrenia,” according to […]
February 16, 2010

Colon Cleansing and Body Detoxification: Any Evidence of Benefit or Harm?

Claims of marked health benefits from “detoxification” have stimulated public interest in colonic cleansing and generated a multimillion-dollar industry promoting oral agents, colonic hydrotherapy, or enema […]
February 16, 2010

Acupuncture found lacking for fibromyalgia

Reuters Health is reporting on a new study examining the treatment of fibromyalgia with acupuncture. Indeed, acupuncture may provide some temporary pain relief for people with […]
February 16, 2010

Herbals and Heart Health

The folks at Natural Standard recently sent out a notice of a significant review in the cardiology literature on the potential interactions between herbs and heart […]
March 17, 2010

New report questions effectiveness of Saw Palmetto for prostate health

According to a new report by the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD), saw palmetto might not be as effective as we used to think for reducing […]