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Can essential oils reverse diabetes?

When Michael and I first started telling his parents about essential oils his mom said, “It sounds like snake oil to me”.

It’s a very old expression that originally referred to fraudulent health products or unproven medicine. 206 more words

Self-Care Alternatives

No More Statins!

Are you taking statins to forestall a heart attack?

Do you find the side effects leave you feeling black?

Have you spent a fortune on them cuz your doctor said… 100 more words


What is Lipid and Lipid Profile?

There are multiple forms of cholesterol circulating in the blood. The various forms of cholesterol and other fats in the blood are together called lipids. Doctors measure and diagnose high cholesterol with a simple blood test, often called a lipid profile. 569 more words

Corporate Wellness

IMPROVE-IT Trial Paper Won't Be Published Right Away In The New England Journal Of Medicine

The presentation of the eagerly awaited IMPROVE-IT trial, scheduled for Monday at the American Heart Association meeting, won’t be accompanied by a simultaneous publication in the  34 more words

Policy & Ethics

What You Need To Know About IMPROVE-IT

The IMPROVE-IT trial will be big news when its results are finally presented on November 17 during the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. The results of the trial–underway for nearly a decade– have been long and eagerly awaited by everyone interested in cardiovascular medicine.   89 more words

Policy & Ethics

A Day To Remember

Walking home from the beach on Memorial Day 2013, I overtook a neighbor out for some exercise. I had not seen him for several weeks since he had gone into our local hospital for a routine surgery. 489 more words