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Why Patient Autonomy Is Critical To Good Health Care (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:33:12 +0000)

Many of the patients that I treat have brain injuries. Whether caused by a stroke, car accident, fall, or drug overdose, their rehab course has taught me one thing: nobody likes to be forced to do things against their will. Even the most devastated brains seem to remain dimly aware of their loss of independence

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The Unexpected Implications of Industry Involvement in Trans Fat Research (Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola I’ve written many articles about the bias inherent in industry-funded research. As a general rule, when research is funded by the industry, the results are likely to overwhelmingly favor the industry’s preconceived stance. When unfavorable results emerge, confidentiality agreements typically have been signed that prevent the research from ever seeing the light

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Cartoon: How Some Surgeons Behave In The O.R. (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:57:24 +0000)

Other Related Health Posts: Cartoon: Statin Overexposure? Cartoon: Why Some Doctors Love EMRs Cartoon: Why A Patient’s Time May Be More Valuable Than Her Physician’s How Not To Interrupt Patients But Also Get The Information You Need In A Timely Manner How To Create Medical Research To Support Bogus Therapies, In Nine Easy Steps

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Aluminum, Fluoride, and Glyphosate—A Toxic Trifecta Implicated in Autism and Alzheimer’s Disease (Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Aluminum is a known neurotoxin, and according to Professor Christopher Exley of Keele University, aluminum-containing products are likely fueling the rise in Alzheimer’s disease.1 In an article published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology,2 he writes: “We are all accumulating a known neurotoxin in our brain from our conception to our death.

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Cartoon: Why A Patient’s Time May Be More Valuable Than Her Physician’s (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:36:44 +0000)

Other Related Health Posts: How a Physician Cured Her Son’s Autism… Fluoridegate—Why is Poisoning of Children Considered a Valuable Public Health Policy? Cartoon: Why Some Doctors Love EMRs Multiply Your Time with 4th Dimension Time Management How To Be A Successful Patient: Young Doctors Offer Some Advice

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Three Sources of Antibiotics That Threaten Human Health (Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat facing all of us today, and there’s plenty of blame to go around. Overall, modern science, especially veterinary medicine, has done a miserable job when it comes to predicting the outcome of its actions. According to Dr. Cyril Gay,1 the senior national program leader at the

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Documenting To Death: Are EMRs Eroding The Soul Of Medicine? (Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:55:41 +0000)

Electronic medical record systems (EMRs) have become a part of the work flow for more than half of all physicians in the U.S. and incentives are in place to bring that number up to 100% as soon as possible. Some hail this as a giant leap forward for healthcare, and in theory that is true.

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7 Foods That Will Taste Better Now Than They Will All Year (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola When you take a trip to your local grocery store, it’s easy to take the displays of fresh produce for granted – along with the fact that out-of-season produce is available virtually year-round. Pineapples in the Midwest in the middle of winter? Green beans in February? No problem, if you live near

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Cartoon: Why Some Doctors Love EMRs (Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:29:52 +0000)

Other Related Health Posts: Cartoon: Why A Patient’s Time May Be More Valuable Than Her Physician’s Why Don’t Doctors Round With Nurses Anymore? Why Do Doctors, Nurses Often Use Holistic Medicine for Themselves? ‘Love handles’ may restrict lungs EMRs And The Dangers Of Digital Dependency And Drop-Down Medicine

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Documentary Film Explores the Enormous Price We Pay for Ignoring the Need for Sleep (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola According to the documentary, Sleepless in America, coproduced by the National Geographic Channel, 40 percent of Americans are sleep deprived. Many get less than five hours of sleep per night. Percentage-wise, adolescents are among the most sleep deprived. The consequences are dire, not just for the individual who isn’t getting enough rest,

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