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Probiotics Side Effects: No 'Compassionate Use Act' here… by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Mar 2010 5:37am Introduction They called it Proposition 215 (also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996) which was a ballot passed in favor of cultivating and using medical marijuana only when permitted by a doctor in the state of California. Needless to say, just recently, the decision to close down and reduce the number of place ... Read on »
Are The Side Effects Worth It? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 19 Jan 2013 3:16pm Adderall was used as a medication for children with ADHD, and somehow morphed into a recreational drug taken by teens who helped themselves to their younger sibling’s medication. Now adults are using it, and it’s not because they are hyperactive. They are hyper-worried about weighing too many ounces to fit into a ball gown or tight jeans. Add ... Read on »
Act on Your Values, Not Your Thoughts by Abigail S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 05 Aug 2010 6:09am This week’s blog post is a guest post by Ann Burrish, one of Abigail’s Mind-Body Coach trainees.         ***** We mind/body folks know what slippery characters our thoughts can be. If we repeatedly experience the same self-defeating thoughts and feelings as we seek healing for physical pain, anxiety, weight, or other mind/body disco ... Read on »
Ginkgo biloba for ADHD: A natural herbal treatment alternative? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 May 2009 11:29pm A few weeks ago, I discussed the merits of ginseng for treating ADHD. What I did not mention is the fact that this special herb often works even better in tandem with another important "brain herb", Ginkgo biloba. It's benefits also extend beyond the nervous system, and the Ginkgo has been used to treat everything from increasing blood flow to Al ... Read on »
Fat Soluble Vitamins---Vitamin A and WLS by Diane S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:41pm Vitamins A, D, E and K are all classified as fat soluble vitamins - since they are soluble in fat and are absorbed by the body from the intestinal tract. They follow the same path of absorption as fat and any condition interfering with the absorption of fats would result in poor absorption of these vitamins as well. This class of vitamin can b ... Read on »
Supreme court affirms 1986 Vaccine Act by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 12:17pm The US Supreme Court has ruled 6-2 that pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued for a vaccine-related injury or death as long as the vaccine was properly prepared and came with directions and warnings. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented. Associate Justice Elena Kagan did not participate in the case, known as B ... Read on »
TheFDA Amendments Act of 2007,al ... by Prescription Access Litigation Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:21pm The FDA Amendments Act of 2007, also known as FDAAA, as in “open wide and say FDAAA,” is a riveting 156-page read, and buried in its contents is a provision, known to its friends as 121 Stat. 890 Sec. 502(f)(1), that requires drugmakers to include a toll-free number in print advertisements for prescription drugs, for consumers to report adv ... Read on »
The Post That is Sure To Jinx Me by Stefanie .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 25 Aug 2009 11:07am Shockingly, this post has nothing to do with drinking, not drinking, drunkeness, vicodin or Kristy McNichol -not that I've blogged much in the past about Kristy but I've always meant to because, she's cool and she was on the Facts of Life. Okay, my husband just pointed out that Nancy McKeon was on FOL but I don't know what difference ... Read on »
Switching to Long-Acting Beta Blockers by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 29 Nov 2012 4:34pm (NOTE:  I am not a doctor and do not intend to offer medical advice to anyone since we are all different.  In this post, I am just hoping to share my own experiences with a medication that has helped me.  You should talk to your doctor before trying any treatment yourself to make sure it is appropriate for your own particular circumstances.) ... Read on »
Cancer and Cancer Treatment: Can it Affect Sleep? by PinkRibbons .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: There can be lots of reasons why people have troubled sleep. We know every day worries can disturb our nights, but when cancer is in the picture worries seem insurmountable. JOSÉE SAVARD, PhD: First, they may worry about what would be the consequences of the diagnosis, will they be treated, what kind of treatments they will receive, w ... Read on »