Conventional Treatments


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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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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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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The Stethoscope

A Check on Physicals

Alex E. Proimos / Foter / CC BY-NC NY Times – Studies suggest that for seemingly healthy people, annual exams provide no benefit and can actually do harm by raising false flags or prompting unnecessary follow-ups. Click on this link to view full article

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Overtreatment is Taking a Harmful Toll

bc the path / Foter / CC BY-NC NY Times – Too many scans, tests, and other procedures are costing our health care system large quantities of money and are having negative effects on patients, including pain, suffering, and death. Click on this link to view full article

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Drug for Adults Is Popular as Children’s Remedy

Smallbrainfield / Foter / CC BY-NC NY Times – Parents and doctors are concerned about the effects of Miralax, an adult laxative that has become a long-term solution for childhood constipation since its introduction 13 years ago. Click on this link to view full article

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Popular Antibiotic May Raise Risk of Sudden Death

somegeekintn / Foter / CC BY NY Times – New research shows that the commonly used antibiotic, azithromycin, may increase the probability of sudden death for adults, and those with heart disease are especially at risk. Click on this link to view full article

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More Treatment, More Mistakes

Maggie Osterberg / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – More tests and procedures is not always a good thing. Many doctors and hospitals perform more tests in order to cover themselves against mistakes, but more tests means a greater possibility of error. Click on this link to view full article

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Ritalin Gone Wrong

ADHD CENTER / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – Three million children in this country take drugs for issues related to focusing, but these drugs may not really be helping children. Click on this link to view full article

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