Alternative Medicine

March 3, 2022

Study: Ivermectin does not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill

Reuters reports “researchers found that treatment with the anti-parasite drug ivermectin did not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill in a randomized clinical trial.”
March 2, 2022

Fully vaccinated people dramatically less likely to suffer from long COVID

People who are fully vaccinated against COVID are dramatically less likely to get so-called long COVID.
March 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – March 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: “At First Light” – Six weeks and counting to the April 19 release “At First Light” – World […]
March 1, 2022

Majority of children under age 5 exceeding recommended screen time guidelines

A new study reports “the majority of children under age 5 are getting more screen time than is recommended.”
February 28, 2022

Infants of vaccinated mothers less likely to be hospitalized for COVID

Infants born to mothers vaccinated with two doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine during pregnancy are dramatically less likely to be admitted to the hospital for […]
February 26, 2022

My WWII Book, “At First Light,” gathering more amazing endorsements

The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing […]
February 25, 2022

Cardiovascular disease more likely in COVID survivors

Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions that can be long-lasting. Now we can add the concern […]
February 24, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase risk for a second and fatal heart attack or stroke

HealthDay reports research suggesting that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]
October 30, 2011

Saw palmetto has no effect on enlarged prostate

In a surprise to advocates of treating the symptoms of an enlarged prostate with saw palmetto, a significant study reports that saw palmetto appears to have NO benefit […]
November 6, 2011

Some supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women

More than half of American adults take dietary supplements. Now a major new study finds that supplements either do no good or increase the risk of dying […]
November 7, 2011

Vitamin studies spell confusion

The alphabet soup of vitamin studies making headlines in the last few weeks has left more than one head spinning, and most clinicians scrambling for answers. […]
November 8, 2011

30% of SAMe supplements fail to pass testing

Dietary supplements containing SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) can be effective in treating osteoarthritis as well as depression and mood disorders, but only 7 out of ten SAM-e supplements […]
November 17, 2011

Marijuana causes brain changes similar to those in schizophrenia

HealthDay reports, “Marijuana causes disruptions in concentration and memory similar to those that occur in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study” published in the Journal […]
December 4, 2011

Study finds thyroid supplements may be dangerous

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports on a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association, which examined 10 brands of over-the-counter […]