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Could Side Sleeping Decrease Your Risk for Alzheimer’s? (Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola One of the fascinating biological processes that takes place while you sleep is brain detoxification. Your brain has a unique method of removing toxic waste through what’s been dubbed the glymphatic system. The “g” in glymphatic is a nod to “glial cells”— the brain cells that manage this system. By pumping cerebral

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Confronting Scandalous Physician Behavior: The Annals Of Internal Medicine Takes The First Step (Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:00:24 +0000)

If you have not read the latest essay and editorial about scandalous physician behavior published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM), you must do so now. They describe horrific racist and sexist remarks made about patients by senior male physicians in front of their young peers. The physicians-in-training are scarred by the experience, partially

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Are Household Products Killing Us? (Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In Europe, more than 1,300 chemicals are banned from use in lotions, soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics, and other personal care products. Contrast that to in the US, where just 11 are banned.1 Adding insult to injury, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tasks the companies that manufacture and market cosmetics and other

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When Great Healthcare Is Served With A Large Helping Of Unnecessary Mental Anguish (Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:06:49 +0000)

A wrist graft similar to what my friend's husband required. I watched helplessly as a dear friend went through the emotional meat grinder of a new cancer diagnosis. Her  husband was found to have melanoma on a recent skin biopsy, and she knew that this was a dangerous disease. Because she is exceptionally intelligent and

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Adequate Vitamin C Linked to Lower Risk for Heart Disease and Early Death (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits is widely known to lower your risk of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease while cutting your risk of dying prematurely nearly in half.1 People who eat seven or more servings of vegetables daily, for instance, enjoy a 31 percent lower risk of

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Over-Reliance On Tests: Why Physicians Must Learn To Trust Themselves And Their Patients (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:00:16 +0000)

I met my newly admitted patient in the quiet of his private room. He was frail, elderly, and coughing up gobs of green phlegm. His nasal cannula had stepped its way across his cheek during his paroxsysms and was pointed at his right eye. Although the room was uncomfortably warm, he was shivering and asking

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Sugar Industry Secrets Exposed (Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Americans have been warned for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt, but the media has been relatively silent about sugar, in spite of the country’s rising rates of obesity and failing health. Copious research have been published about the many ways excess sugar can damage your health,

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How Much Less Sleep Are You Getting Than Everyone Else? (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola One in five Americans now owns a wearable, health-tracking device. One in ten wear them daily.1 The devices, such as Jawbone’s UP, provide something that has never before been available on this scale – actual sleep data (and more) from up to 1 million wristband users. Withings, a maker of health-tracking devices,

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GMO Fluorescent Lamb Accidentally Eaten (Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Across the US and much of the world, farmers are planting Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) “Bt corn,” which is equipped with a gene from the soil bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). It produces Bt toxin—a pesticide that breaks open the stomach of certain insects and kills them. In addition to Bt corn, Monsanto

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Newly Minted Doctors Begin Their First Jobs In July: Should You Be Afraid? (Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:52:10 +0000)

Photo By Danny Kim The short answer, in my opinion, is yes. The long answer is slightly more nuanced.  As it turns out, studies suggest that one’s relative risk of death is increased in teaching hospitals by about 4-12% in July. That likely represents a small, but significant uptick in avoidable errors. It has been

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