The mind-body in medicine

From MedlinePlus (a website of the National Library of Medicine): "We know that it is common for individuals with autism to have a more intense reaction to stress, and some of these patients seem to experience frequent constipation, abdominal pain or other gastrointestinal issues," Beversdorf said in a university news release. "To better understand why, … Continue reading The mind-body in medicine

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How much $$$ is your MD receiving from drug companies?

From the government website OpenPaymentsData.CMS.org: Sometimes, doctors and hospitals have financial relationships with health care manufacturing companies. Open Payments is the federally run transparency program that collects information about these financial relationships and makes it available to you. These relationships can involve money for research activities, gifts, speaking fees, meals, or travel. One of the … Continue reading How much $$$ is your MD receiving from drug companies?

Dangers of heartburn medications

Below is an example of a quick-fix solution just causing more problems (while only superficially addressing the main complaint). Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, as well as H2 blockers, such as Zantac, Pepcid and Tagamet, when taken very occasionally are no worse for you than a fast-food hamburger. If taken … Continue reading Dangers of heartburn medications