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Completely New Models of Dementia Care Are Emerging Across the Globe (Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola The documentary special “Dementia—The Unspooling Mind” explores innovative models of care for dementia sufferers in Thailand and the Netherlands. These unique residential complexes are the result of out-of-the-box thinking on how to keep this vulnerable population safe and relatively happy for the remainder of their days. Dementia villages offer excellent individual care

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Cartoon: Why Are Hospitals So Noisy? (Fri, 22 May 2015 15:43:11 +0000)

Other Related Health Posts: Why It’s So Tempting To Over-screen: A Personal Perspective Cartoon: Hospital Charges Are Out Of Control Cartoon: Why Some Doctors Love EMRs Cartoon: Why A Patient’s Time May Be More Valuable Than Her Physician’s Why Athletes Are Geniuses

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Could This Headache Causing Neurotoxin Be on Its Way Out? (Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Diet Pepsi is getting an image overhaul, and as of August will no longer contain the artificial sweetener aspartame, PepsiCo. has announced.1,2 The decision came in response to dwindling sales, mirroring consumers’ concerns about aspartame’s health hazards, which includes research3,4,5,6,7,8 showing that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogenic agent. It is clearly a

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Cartoon: That Moment When You Realize Your Child Took Your Emergency Training Very Literally (Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:40 +0000)

Other Related Health Posts: The Best Weight Loss Exercise: Interval Training If Emergency Medicine Physicians Told Hospitalists The Truth… Southall ‘may resume child work’ Brain tests show child wealth gap Emergency Weight Loss — How To Lose Weight Quickly & Safely

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Consumer Groups Initiate Private Glyphosate Testing in US (Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In late March, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), determined that glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup—is a Class 2 A “probable carcinogen.”1,2,3 This determination is nothing short of devastating to Monsanto and other chemical technology companies that rule our food

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Seasoned Investigative Journalist Exposes Inside Strategies to Censor News (Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola You can choose to ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality. Most of us rely heavily on the media for information, not realizing that 90 percent of it is controlled by a mere six media giants. Sharyl Attkisson, a five-time Emmy Award winning investigative journalist whose television career

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Cartoon: The Alternative To Botox… (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:25:03 +0000)

Other Related Health Posts: An Alternative To A Colonoscopy? Can Botox Be Done Well? Cartoon: Statin Overexposure? Cartoon: Why Some Doctors Love EMRs Cartoon: America’s Problem With Pain Meds

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The Limits of Tylenol for Pain Relief (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Low back and neck pain (spinal pain), along with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, are leading causes of disability worldwide. It’s estimated that more than 9 percent of the global population suffers from spinal pain while another 4 percent have osteoarthritis.1 Doctors often recommend drugs as the go-to treatment for such

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How a Terminal Illness Can Change Your Perception of Time (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola “Clocks are now kind of irrelevant to me … time, where it used to have sort of a linear progression, now feels more like a space,” said Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon, writer, father, and husband, after learning he had metastatic lung cancer.curc Kalanithi, who died at age 37 in March 2015, wrote

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Why Do Patients Lie To Doctors? (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:00:55 +0000)

Popular TV doctor, Gregory House’s favorite adage about patients is: “everybody lies.” I used to believe that this was a cynical and inaccurate statement, but I had to revisit it recently when faced with a patient whose signs and symptoms were consistent with a diagnosis that she vehemently denied. A young woman was admitted to

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