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"How much vitamin D should I take?" by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:08pm It’s probably the number one most common question I get today: “How much vitamin D should I take?” Like asking for investing advice, there are no shortage of people willing to provide answers, most of them plain wrong. The media are quick to offer advice like “Take the recommended daily allowance of 400 units per day,” ... Read on »
Does Femara change red wine's effect on estrogen in the body? by Laurie P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 10:44pm 1 Comment I posed this question to my boss, a pharmacist, and an intern, at work one day. They graciously did research for me and also contacted the University of Montana Drug Information Service. You see, I love a glass or two of red wine before dinner but the current advice from the American Cancer Society is to avoid alcohol altogether if you w ... Read on »
Drug-Drug Interactions to Watch Out For by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 1:42pm P450 enzymes and “poor metabolizers.” The finding, published in Science , is a bit arcane to the layperson. The big secret of how the P450 enzyme family metabolizes drugs turns out to be a critical phase change, where an oxygen molecule temporarily joins the mix, forming “Compound I,” a process the scientists documented by cooling the ... Read on »
Few Things to Know about Cerazette by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 12:34pm Few Things to Know about Cerazette Cerazette is an oral contraceptive that contains synthetically formulated progesterone called desogestrel as an active ingredient. Also referred to as the “progesterone-only pill”, cerazette is commonly used by women who experience problems with combined oral contraceptives. Please note that all oral contr ... Read on »
After Makena: Could a Risk Corridors Approach Balance Incentives and Access? by Posted Wed 30 Mar 2011 9:40pm The past few weeks have been worrying ones for expectant mothers who wanted a hormonal treatment designed to stop preterm births. As Rob Stein of the WaPo explains , A form of progesterone known as 17P was used for years to reduce the risk of preterm birth. . . Because no companies marketed the drug, ... Read on »
Astaxanthin for Beautiful Skin by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 14 Jun 2011 5:06am The quest for flawless, youthful-looking skin has sent many people on a largely unsuccessful scavenger hunt for a “miracle” antiaging cream. Unfortunately, many skin lotions leave your wallet empty while falling short of delivering there promised effects. Truly beautiful skin is achieved from the inside out and astaxanthin is a supplement backe ... Read on »
First, do no harm by Rossa Forbes Posted Wed 18 Apr 2012 12:00am ..Too Many Pills for Aging Patients Personal Health By JANE E. BRODY April 16, 2012, 5:41 My 92-year-old aunt was a walking pharmacy, and a month ago it nearly killed her. The episode also cost the American medical system several hundred thousand dollars. Overmedication of the elderly is an all too common problem, a public ... Read on »
Natural Progesterone Cream For Menopause Relief by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 20 Sep 2012 1:37pm Natural Progesterone Cream For Menopause Relief Article by Rebecca Prescott Progesterone is a female sex hormone, and like many sex hormones it begins to decline when women reach the menopause. Although most menopause related problems are thought to be related to declining estrogen levels, women are encouraged to take a combination of ... Read on »
Gene-Environment Interaction: Get Into My Genes, Part 2 by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Wed 15 Apr 2009 11:09pm The latest book I've been slogging through is Nick Lane's Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life (Oxford University Press, 2005). I *heart* mitochondria. Our silent ancestral roots can be traced through mitochondrial DNA (as can coyotes -- see previous post). Mitochondrial DNA are vastly different from our nuclear DNA w ... Read on »
Infertility Terms - making sense of the jargon ! by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 11:44pm All this may be TMI, but if you need to talk to your GYN, or help your DH make sense of what your RE is saying, this is a useful crib sheet ! This is from the book How to Have a Baby: Overcoming Infertility by Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, MD and Dr. Anjali Malpani, MD. Abortion: the medical term for miscarriage. The various types include: ... Read on »