It’s hard to look at the mug-shot of the 60-year-old woman charged with tampering with forensic drug evidence (basically, stealing police-confiscated cocaine) without wondering how things got to this point. I mean, surely they weed out the felons, and the known addicts, and do a background check, and then make you pee in a cup [...]
Here’s an unfiltered, honest-to-God report from an amazing woman. Cheryl is an occupational therapist who was a part of my Haiti team when we went in February. She was so moved by what she saw that she came back, immediately organized her own team (this time of all volunteer occupational/physical therapists), and headed right back [...]
With Dr. Oz being feted at a gala, and Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, weighing in on lactose intolerance, I got to thinking. Why the surgical media-monopoly?
Don’t believe me? Line ‘em up and take a count: Mehmet Oz, Nancy Snyderman, Manny Alvarez, Atul Gawande, and Sanjay Gupta (surgeon, surgeon, surgeon, surgeon, and…oh wait, what a [...]
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An antifungal drug, Itraconazole, may turn out to be useful in the fight against some forms of cancer. Researchers at Stanford University have found that Itraconazole slows the growth of tumors in mice. The researchers were specifically looking for existing drugs that were already FDA approved that might [...]
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There’s nothing better than a practical bit of effective help for a health problem. Except when it’s affordable – that’s when the news is superb! When it comes to binge eating, there have been very few effective treatments to offer. And the ones that existed were often long-term and expensive. In [...]