Soy Milk

I am a young one-year survivor of breast cancer. My cancer was not estrogen receptor positive. Is it safe to drink soy milk in place of regular milk? I had heard that this reduces your immune defenses, and wonder if my two years of daily consumption of the beverage may have contributed to my disease. (more…)

Candida Albicans, Part 2

The following is a “partial” list of yeast-connected illnesses:

Agitation, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Body Aches, Bronchitis, Chemical Sensitivities, Chronic Heartburn, Colitis Constipation, Cramping, Depression, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Earaches, Gastritis, Headaches, Hives, Hyperactivity, Impotence, Infections, Insomnia, Lethargy, Loss of Libido, Loss of Memory, Menstrual Irregularities, PMS, Anxiety/Tension, PMS Depression/Moodiness, Sensitivity to Odors, Chemicals etc., Stomach Bloating, Weight Changes, Yeast Infections, and many more! (more…)

Candida Albicans, Part 1

There is a way to determine if you have Candida Albicans. Take this very short quiz and answer truthfully.

Rate Your Heath Quiz for Candida Albicans.
Count your “Yes” answers. (more…)

How to De-Stress Your Life. Part 1

Stressed out, burned out, left out or out in left field? With downsizing, cost-cutting, member demands, information overload and the pace of life at an all-time high, the daily irritability factor is also at an all-time high. People and circumstances have the opportunity to push your buttons 24 hours a day. (more…)

Prognosis of Graves Disease

When treated properly and in a timely fashion, most patients with Graves’ disease should be significantly improved within a few weeks of consulting with their physician. However, because of the many metabolic changes that occur when the Graves’ disease is active, complete recovery may require several additional weeks. (more…)

Research Calls Attention to Flaws in Tobacco Strategy, Part 2

But the greatest lapse in curricula occurred during the clinical years — the third or fourth years of medical school. In these cases, just 4.4 percent of schools included all six of the recommended topics for clinical training in their programs. Such topics include clinical intervention, relapse prevention, drug therapies (including nicotine replacement and antidepressants), and the practice of smoking cessation techniques. Both sets of reccomended topics were drafted by the federal government, namely the National Cancer Institute and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. (more…)

Research Calls Attention to Flaws in Tobacco Strategy, Part 1

New research exposes two potential weak links in the war against tobacco-related disease.

Medical students, the future foot soldiers in this war, are not adequately trained to help smokers quit, according to a study in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In addition, many states are not planning to use the windfall they will be receiving from the multi-state tobacco deal to fund tobacco-control programs. as confirmed in an article in the Aug. 18 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). (more…)

IT and healthcare: more than a marriage of convenience. Part 3

With the Internet, the centuries-old relationship between doctor and patient is changing, allowing people to take a far more aggressive role in their health circumstances. Patients are now more likely to question their physician about advice given them or to use the Internet to enhance understanding. (more…)

IT and healthcare: more than a marriage of convenience. Part 2

This new reality can help to reduce the demand on precious healthcare resources. An enlightened patient is less likely to run back to their doctor’s office for every minor complaint. Add up these wasted visits and you’ve got a lot of excess cost in the system. (more…)

IT and healthcare: more than a marriage of convenience. Part 1

When IT professionals talk about information technology and healthcare, it’s usually in the context of hospital information systems. (more…)