Food for Thought: Let’s Defend Against Disease

Food for Thought: Let’s Defend Against Disease

March 2010 Inflammation, once simply considered the body’s healing response, is now the subject of close study as a key component of many diseases such as arthritis.  Inflammatory response is becoming recognized in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, and Alzheimer’s disease.  And perhaps not surprising is preliminary research showing a…...

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What Role for Acupuncture in Chronic Disease?

February 2010 Scientists aren’t ready to claim that acupuncture works for any specific disease -yet.  But studies supported by the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) have yielded promising evidence that this ancient practice modifies perception of pain and its processing by the brain and that it…...

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Protecting Yourself From Shingles

January 2010 “I wouldn’t wish shingles on my worst enemy!” That’s frequently the reaction of those who experience the pain of this common virus. Here’s what you need to know to help prevent or treat the disease. Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV).…...

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Optimism and Health

July 2009 Shift from the dark side Did you know that your outlook on life can impact your health and quality of life?  There’s and ever-expanding body of research examining how your outlook may relate to various aspects of health, feelings of well-being, quality of life and even longevity. Consider…...

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Wegener’s Granulomatosis: Survey of 701 Patients in North America. Changes in Outcome in the 1990s

January 2002 NABIH I. ABDOU, GLENN J. KULLMAN, GARY S. HOFFMAN,GORDON C. SHARP, ULRICH SPECKS,THOMAS MCDONALD, JAMES GARRITY, JAMES A.GOEKEN, and NANCY B. ALLEN ABSTRACT.  Objective. To study the medical and socioeconomic impact of Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) in a large cohort (n=701) of patients who are members of the international…...

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