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The U.S. Surgeon General Envisions Optimal Medicine

The U.S. Surgeon General Envisions Optimal Medicine Dr. Regina Benjamin, the Surgeon General of the United States, discusses Optimal Medicine as a new vision for health - a vision in which people take responsibility and care for the own health. It is a vision that sees health as a positive, not about disease or illness, but about a living a fun... Read More

Japanese Kampo Medicine

Japanese Kampo Medicine The American public is becoming more accepting of innovative forms of medical treatment. Today most Western educated physicians accept acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a valid and alternative form of treatment for many medical issues, often supplementing standard medical practices and in so... Read More

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia There is new hope for the millions of americans suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain, stiffness and fatigue for unknown reasons. It affects between three and six percent of Americans, mainly women. Treating the disorder using western medicine can be ... Read More

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... Read More

Yogurt Consumption Linked to Healthier Body Weights for Women

Yogurt Consumption Linked to Healthier Body Weights for Women Research conducted by The General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition finds that women who eat yogurt frequently are less likely to be overweight and more likely to meet the recommended daily intake of important nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D. The fourteen day study followed t... Read More

American Children Are Not Consuming Enough Milk

American Children Are Not Consuming Enough Milk A recent study from Penn State has found that American children are drinking insufficient amounts of milk and the dairy they are choosing to consume are very high in fat. The study examined a children's daily dairy intake and compared it with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid dai... Read More

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More

Rapid Rise in "Complementary" Medical Services

Rapid Rise in Have you been to a practitioner besides your family physician? Whether chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga or homeopathy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has become increasingly common in the United States, and 72% of adults use some form of CAM therapies according to the US Nati... Read More

Yoga Is a Possible Treatment For Depression

Yoga Is a Possible Treatment For Depression Yoga may offer solutions for depression, anxiety and epilepsy. Reports from the World Health Organization and elsewhere estimate that mental illness comprises fifteen percent of the global disease burden. Depression and anxiety disorders contribute heavily to these numbers. One treatment appr... Read More

What is Hoodia?

What is Hoodia? Hoodia is the latest appetite suppressant rage! It comes from a cactus-like plant in South Africa. It was used by tribesman as an appetite suppressant so they could go on long hunting and gathering trips. That appetite suppressant effect is what everyone is clamoring about, and is why it is n... Read More

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