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More physicians and medical groups across the United States are offering special executive health programs that provide “top of the line” care for busy executives who are willing to pay for the service. Some programs began in the 1970s and 1980s, but they have continued to grow in numbers through the 1990s and now the … Read more

You may have heard a great deal lately about the importance of vitamin D and cardiovascular health.  Numerous articles have talked about how the majority of people have dangerously low levels of vitamin D because they spend too much time indoors.  Sunshine helps the body produce the vitamin, so the recommendation has been to spend … Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Lifetime television is premiering five short films, collectively called Five, on October 10, 2011. The directors of the films are an array of well-known actresses and directors – Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Penelope Spheeris, and Patty Jenkins. Aniston also served as one of the Executive Producers … Read more

Study results published in the September 21st issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) indicates that cognitive behavioral therapy can assist in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and teens. The study was conducted at three medical centers from 2004-2009 by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D. … Read more

Smoking and Secondary Smoke & Hearing Loss Studies are indicating that besides the fact that smoking is known to frequently cause cancer, heart disease, and lung diseases, it may also often cause hearing problems. Former smokers are more likely to experience impairments to their hearing that involve a reduction in the ability to hear high … Read more

New Test Helps Diagnose Asthma

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Doctors in San Antonio, Texas are trying a new test to diagnose asthma. The test, which is called NIOX, MINO, measures the amount of nitric oxide that the patient exhales. Asthmatics tend to exhale higher amounts of nitric oxide because of inflamed airways. Besides determining if a patient has asthma, the test can also determine … Read more

A new study conducted on animals suggests that Ritalin, a drug well-known as a treatment for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), may be useful in assisting patients under general anesthesia to wake up after surgical procedures. The study, which was conducted at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the journal Anesthesiology, was conducted on … Read more

A study conducted at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska suggests that carbon dioxide (CO2) may relieve allergy symptoms. The gas is blown into the sinuses using a handheld device. Study participants reported a reduction in symptoms such as itchy eyes, red eyes, runny nose, and sneezing for as long as four hours in some cases. … Read more

According to a survey conducted by Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Samueli Institute, a non-profit research organization, more of today’s hospitals are offering alternative medicine services such as acupuncture – a 37% increase from 2007. The hospitals taking part in the survey said their reason for adding these services … Read more