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What Is The Most Important Quality In A Physician? (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:00:34 +0000)

Medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in America’s hospitals. Though some of these errors are beyond physician control, many are the direct result of physician action and inaction. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to reduce these errors and I (like many of my peers) lose

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Raw Milk versus Pasteurized—Which Is Safer? (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola The United States lags far behind many other nations when it comes to food safety and nutritional recommendations, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to raw milk. The fact is, large dairy farmers operating under the factory farm model simply cannot produce raw milk safe for human consumption. They’re

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Why It’s So Tempting To Over-screen: A Personal Perspective (Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:00:14 +0000)

Health screening is part of good preventive care, though over-screening can lead to increased costs, and potential patient harm. Healthcare professional societies have recently developed excellent public service announcements describing the dangers of over-testing, and new research suggests that though additional medical interventions are associated with increased patient satisfaction, they also lead (ironically) to higher

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The Importance of Sleep, and the Hazards of “Dream Deprivation” (Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Dr. Rubin Naiman, author of Hush: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations, is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. As a sleep and dream expert, his focus is how sleeping and dreaming affects your health. Four years

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How To Create Medical Research To Support Bogus Therapies, In Nine Easy Steps (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:03:26 +0000)

Twenty years ago I started my job as ‘Professor of Complementary Medicine’ at the University of Exeter and became a full-time researcher of all matters related to alternative medicine. One issue that was discussed endlessly during these early days was the question whether alternative medicine can be investigated scientifically. There were many vociferous proponents of the view that it was

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Stress Promotes Memory Decline and Dementia Later in Life (Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Studies have found links between acute and/or chronic stress and a wide variety of health issues, including your brain function. Most recently, an animal study reveals that higher levels of stress hormones can speed up short-term memory loss in older adults.1 The findings indicate that how your body responds to stress may

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Viagra Frisky Might Be Melanoma Risky (Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola More than 35 million men around the world have been prescribed Viagra (sildenafil citrate),1 Pfizer’s blockbuster drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). With sales of more than $2 billion in 2012,2 it seemed this drug, with its promises of instant virility and sexual prowess, was unstoppable. Viagra holds 49 percent of

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All You Need To Know About Dr. Oz And The Dietary Supplement Scandal (Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:08:30 +0000)

Comedian John Oliver did an excellent job explaining everything that’s wrong with the Dr. Oz show and the dietary supplement industry. Please watch this video for a good laugh: I’ve been warning folks about Dr. Oz for many years – and I hope that John reaches more people with his message. To be fair, there

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15 Healthiest Foods to Stock in Your Kitchen Year-Round (Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola If optimal health is your goal, there’s no getting around your diet. Your physical health is a direct reflection of what you put into your body, and how you live your life in general. Pre-packaged processed foods may be convenient, but cooking from scratch using fresh unprocessed ingredients is a must if

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The Food Lab: The Hard Truth About Boiled Eggs (Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Eggs are a phenomenal source of protein, fat, and other nutrients, including choline and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. They are so good for you that you can easily eat one dozen eggs per week, which is actually a simple and cost-effective way to add valuable nutrition to your diet. The best

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