Wide Use of Antibiotics Allows C. Diff to Flourish

red5standingby / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND NY Times — Jacob Epstein, a healthy 88-year old resident of Florida, died in May following a fracture of his arm. He was given an antibiotic in the hospital after his procedure which led to an intestinal infection that caused his death. The antibiotics given by the hospital interrupted […]

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The Evidence Points to a Better Way to Fight Insomnia

Alyssa L. Miller / Foter / CC BY NY Times — As this article points out, insomnia symptoms affect about a third of adults, and many of them go untreated. Insomnia can negatively impact a person’s work and personal life, as the author of the article, Austin Frakt, notes when describing falling asleep while reading […]

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Summer 2015 News from Dr. Elmaleh

Ben124. / Foter / CC BY Dear Patient, I hope this finds you and your family to be well, and I hope that you are enjoying the long summer days. My staff and I have updated our website and we are excited about the new changes. Our blog is now integrated into the website, and […]

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Spring 2015 News from Dr. Elmaleh

Lorenzoclick / Foter / CC BY-NC Dear Patients, It has been a long, rough, and cold winter, but the sun is finally shining and we are all hoping for beautiful days ahead. Below are two interesting articles describing findings and issues that come up very often in our discussions together. The first article is a […]

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The Woman’s Heart Attack

seyed mostafa zamani / Foter / CC BY NY Times -Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer is not the leading cause of death in American women; heart disease is. Heart disease kills more women in the U.S. than all types of cancer combined and is dubbed a “quiet killer.” Why? Some suggest it is because […]

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Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer’s Disease

Purple Penning / Foter / CC BY NY Times – Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, are widely used for insomnia and anxiety, but a recent study shows that benzos and other drugs in the same class may be linked to higher rates of subsequent Alzheimer’s disease for older people who take the […]

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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Disease in Two Big Studies

MikeBehnken / Foter / CC BY NY Times- According to two recent studies, an individual’s blood level of vitamin D is a good indicator of overall health with low levels being linked to various illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.  Obtained through sun exposure and from certain foods such as fish and eggs, vitamin […]

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Use of painkillers reduced by 50 percent with homeopathic medicine

Carsten Schertzer / Foter / CC BY Natural News – There is more and more concern with the significant increase in deaths as a result of painkillers. Thankfully, homeopathy can be a safer alternative to conventional prescriptions. Homeopathic medicine is the leading natural treatment offered by physicians in Europe, and based on a large study […]

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Why You Should Assume Everyone Has Herpes

Giovana Medeiros / Foter / CC BY From Boston’s NPR News – A pre-eminent researcher on the genital herpes virus, known as Herpes Simplex Virus 2 or HSV-2, published a landmark paper documenting the striking rate at which people with no herpes symptoms can nonetheless “shed virus,” potentially infecting partners. Evidence has long been growing […]

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The Morality of Meditation

adwriter / Foter / CC BY-NC NY Times – Scientific evidence of the practical benefits of meditation has been increasing its awareness and popularity as a practicing tool to improve one’s mind. Meditation is now widely known to enhance creativity, memory, and scores on standardized intelligence tests. But does meditation fulfill its originally intended effect — […]

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