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FDA Approves Colchicine for Acute Gout, Mediterranean Fever by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 7:33pm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Colcrys to treat acute flairs in patients with gout, a recurrent and painful form of arthritis, and patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an inherited inflammatory disorder. The medication’s active ingredient is colchicine, a complex compound derived from the dried seeds of a plant know ... Read on »
Mediterranean cruise death and tick fever by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:28am 1 Comment A recent letter to the editor of Emerging Infectious Disease ( EID ), published by the CDC, discusses a case of Israeli Spotted Fever as the cause of death in a traveler who cruised the Mediterranean.  The article citation and link can be found here: Boillat N, Genton B, D’Acremont V, Raoult D, Greub G. Fatal case of Israeli spotted fever ... Read on »
List of Essential Oils by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 20 Nov 2011 4:58am Essential oils and aromatherapy have been common healing and therapeutic methods since the first century. There is also documented evidence of essential oils being used by the ancient Egyptian Pharos, who prized the pure plant essence more than gold. Coveted by European Crusaders and primitive South American tribes alike, aromatherapy using ess ... Read on »
Colchicine, Big Pharma, Cost to Consumer & Ethics by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Fri 03 Jun 2011 4:02pm Colchicine: An Example of Big Pharma Exploitation Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD RedBanyan.org (President, Patient Advocacy Group) After attending a “medication update” CME course in Charleston, SC in May, it was brought to my attention that a drug that has been around and used to treat gout before I was even born, dispensed as a gener ... Read on »
Big Pharma Exploitation: The Colchicine Case - How it affects those with Gout. by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 08 Jun 2011 1:13am Colchicine: An Example of Big Pharma Exploitation Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD RedBanyan.org (President, Patient Advocacy Group) After attending a “medication update” CME course in Charleston, SC in May, it was brought to my attention that a drug that has been around and used to treat gout before I was even born, dispensed as a gener ... Read on »
Causes and Alternate Treatment for Vitilligo or Leucoderma by bruce Posted Thu 07 Apr 2011 11:01am Vitiligo & Leucoderma are two different terms used for the same skin disorders. But some causative difference is there in between vitiligo & Leucoderma. Basically Leucoderma is a Latin word which literally means ‘white skin’. It is popularly known as white patch also. It generally happens due to absence of melanin pigmentation over the skin. ... Read on »
ADHD Alternative Treatment: Finding Out What Really Works by Dr. Rory S. Doctor of PsychologyHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:15am 1 Comment Last night we kicked off the inaugural ADHD Family Teleseminars by talking about ADHD Alternative Treatments. If not the most frequently requested topic, it is definitely amongst the top 2 or 3, especially by parents of children with ADHD. No matter where you stand on the medication debate, considering alternative treatments is critical to su ... Read on »
Child's Brain Tumor Gone After Alternative Treatments by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:37pm When 7-year-old Ella Hope Hauschildt's parents were told their daughter had a brain tumor they asked what could be done. They didn't accept the answer which was, "after radiation the little girl would be kept comfortable." They decided to go to Arizona for alternative therapy. This was a natural treatment using vitamins, minerals and amino acids. ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
Alternative treatment for children with ADHD and autism by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted Sat 06 Aug 2011 11:08pm I firmly believe that if there were a product or treatment with a profound beneficial effect on autism, ADHD, SPD, etc., the world would know about it. That said I do believe that many treatment options may be helpful and perhaps a combination of therapies may produce a good result. I am going to discuss a number of alternative tre ... Read on »