Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Warning – Benefits, Risks and Options

A new study on hormone replacement published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported in The Washington Post, entitled "Study Issues Hormone-Therapy Warning” (5/29/2012) has sounded –again—the perennial alarm on hormone replacement therapy. The controversial U.S. Preventative Task Force determined that hormone replacement in postmenopausal women showed an increase risk of heart disease, stroke, [...]

Non-Surgical Joint and Arthritis Pain Options: Harness Your Body’s Natural Healing Power

Suffer from sprains, strains or arthritis pain? Here’s why you should consider prolotherapy. What is Prolotherapy? Prolotherapy, which is short for "proliferative therapy," is a sophisticated, but minimally invasive, method of Regenerative Injection Therapy where natural solutions, such as high concentration dextrose, are delivered to areas of injury to restart and maximize the body's own [...]

8 Tips to Help You Manage Your Medication

Are you fully aware of the risks of your medications? A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, revealed that four commonly used drugs, namely: Warfarin (Coumadin), Insulin injections, Oral anti-platelet injections (including aspirin) and Oral hypoglycemic agents (oral diabetes medications) cause two- thirds of the drug-related emergency hospitalizations in older adults [...]

Using Acupuncture to Boost Fertility

Dealing with infertility can be frustrating, financially draining, and in some cases, can lead to feelings of hopelessness. The problem of infertility is far from rare, however; according to an often-cited research study, fully 10-15% of couples in the US have difficulty conceiving. Fortunately, medical breakthroughs including new medications, and high technology treatments such as [...]

Radiological Emergency? Take Potassium Iodide (KI)

As you know, last Thursday Japan was hit by a massive earthquake and devastating tsunami, which killed many thousands and caused overwhelming property damage — including damage to some of Japan’s nuclear power plants. Three Japanese nuclear reactors have exploded, releasing some radioactive particles into the atmosphere. The chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission [...]

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment? Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is an exciting new treatment that both activates tissue regeneration and accelerates tissue repair following an injury or surgery. PRP is a multi-step process that is completed in one doctor’s visit. It involves 1) drawing a patient’s blood, 2) placing it in a [...]

Injections to Kick-Start Tissue Repair

By Jane E. Brody New York Times, Personal Health, August 7, 2007 The human body is held together by a network of connective tissues that are highly vulnerable to injury — through exercise, accidents and even the normal lifting, pulling and pushing of daily life. Few of us, for example, get through life without spraining [...]

Names for Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids and Ephedra

Names of Commonly Used Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids Injectable Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids: Boldenone Methenolone enanthate Nandrolone decanoate Nandrolone phenpropionate Testosrterone cypionate Testosterone enanthate Testosterone propionate Testosterone ester mixture Oral Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids: Ethylestrenol Fluoxymesterone Mesterolone Methandrostenolon Methyltestosterone Oxandrolone Oxymetholone Stanozolol Scientific, Alternative, and Common Product Names for Ephedra: Scientific Names for Ephedra: E distachya E equisetina E gerarddiana E [...]