I Tried Reiki… And Here’s What I Discovered!

When it comes to health and wellness, many people think of traditional practitioners such as a physician or psychologist. For those looking to alternative routes to wellness that may be more proactive than reactive, energy medicine has developed into a booming business. Energy medicine has been used to treat ailments in Eastern cultures for thousands […] Read More

Dairy Product Consumption May Not Boost Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke

  KEEPING OUR READERS INFORMED WITH THE LATEST NEWS UPDATES FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. USA Today (5/9, Diebel) reports that research suggests consumption of “dairy products – even high-fat ones” – may “not increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.” The findings were published in the European Journal of Epidemiology. CNBC (5/9, Meredith) reports that investigators “analyzed […] Read More

NSAIDs May Be Linked To Increase In Heart Attack Risk, Study Suggests

KEEPING OUR READERS INFORMED WITH THE LATEST NEWS UPDATES FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. ABC World News Tonight (5/9, story 11, 0:25, Muir) reported a new analysis has found that “commonly used” analgesics “may increase the risk of heart attack.” On its website, CBS News (5/9, Welch) reports that the research indicated that “all commonly used” non-steroidal anti-inflammatory […] Read More

USPSTF Recommends Against Screening For Thyroid Cancer In Asymptomatic Adults

KEEPING OUR READERS INFORMED WITH THE LATEST NEWS UPDATES FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. The NPR (5/9, Harris) “Shots” blog reports that the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now “puts thyroid cancer screening in its don’t-do-it category, in recommendations published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.” According to MedPage Today (5/9, Bassett), the task force “has recommended against […] Read More

Medication Safety Risks Often Found After FDA Approval, Study Shows

KEEPING OUR READERS INFORMED WITH THE LATEST NEWS UPDATES FROM THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. In “To Your Health,” the Washington Post (5/9, McGinley) reports a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that “almost a third of drugs cleared by the Food and Drug Administration pose safety risks that are identified only after their approval.” […] Read More