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Thanks to Courtney and Joe for presenting the fascinating endocrine case today! Here are some of the pearls:

  • The counterregulatory hormones to insulin include glucagon,
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This case is written by Dr. Lindsey McMurray. She is a PGY4 Emergency Medicine resident from the University of Toronto who is currently doing a Resuscitation and Reanimation fellowship at Queen’s University. 398 more words


10 Questions About the Pineal Gland That Add to the Mystery of Spirituality

The  pine cone shaped, pea-sized pineal gland, located in the center of the human brain, is an organ of tremendous interest these days. To many spiritual seekers it is the ‘seat of the soul‘ and the ‘third eye,’ the anatomical part of the human body that acts as our spiritual antennae, connecting us to the non-physical, spiritual planes of existence. 742 more words

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Target Expands List Of Chemicals It Wants Out Of Consumer Products

Target Expands List Of Chemicals It Wants Out Of Consumer Products

Bloomberg News (9/29, Coleman-Lochner) reports that Target Corp. “has expanded the list of chemicals it wants suppliers to take out of their products, stepping up pressure on its vendors to respond to consumer health concerns.” The list now includes about 600 substances, including triclosan, “an antibacterial ingredient that is under review in hand soaps and sanitizers by the US Food and Drug Administration.” While Target did not publicize its changes to the list, “a Washington-based advocacy group called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families plans to spotlight the list this week.” 115 more words


Pet Diabetes Awareness Month 2015

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. 


Diabetes Mellitus is a condition that affects the concentration of glucose (or sugar) in the blood; dogs and cats become diabetic when their bodies do not make enough insulin or if the body is unable to use (is resistant to) the insulin that is produced. 1,529 more words


Study Finds Nail Polish is Messing with Your Hormones

Michelle Schoffro Cook     October 21, 2015

When you paint your nails or go for a manicure, you may be getting more than you bargained for: hormone imbalances and the potential health problems that can result. 548 more words


Thunder and Vitality

I’m starting my new herb formula today! I am very excited/determined, as well as curious. As most of my friends know, despite my thyroid disease diagnoses and vitamin D deficiency treatments and normal lab results – I have still been hugely symptomatic. 467 more words