Prominent Research Physician Points to Cures As Key to Holding down Medical Costs

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

WESTFIELD, N.J., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Stephen L. DeFelice , M.D., Founder and Chairman of FIM, The Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, released a new video criticizing mainstream health care cost projections of Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare, among others, because they omit the discovery of cures.  He cites a boom in technology, including gene modification and new organ growth …

New urine-based test to detect breast cancer

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From Zee News Washington: Scientists have developed a new urine-based screening method to diagnose breast cancer and determine its severity even before it can be detected with a mammogram. A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher used a device called a P-scan, to detect the concentration of certain metabolites called pteredines in urine samples. These biomarkers are present in …

Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding The Key To Balance & Self-Acceptance

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Chicago, IL, May 24, 2013 – Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Practice makes perfect. Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Failure is not an option. In today’s perfection-obsessed culture, these are the maxims we live by. Yet, the damage that they cause is stifling. Renowned author and pioneer of codependency treatment Ann W. Smith knows this first …

10 Reasons Why Your Doctor Won’t See Medicare Patients

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From managemypractice.com Many patients are panicked that their physician will stop seeing Medicare patients, and that is not without cause. Physicians that care for Medicare patients do so at a loss to their practice which they can only hope to make up for from other payers. As money gets tighter and tighter, physicians are forced to decide if they can …

Underactive Thyroid and Heart Failure a Bad Combination: Study

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From our friends at Drugs.com People with heart failure are more likely to experience poorer health from having a thyroid gland that is even mildly underactive, according to a new study. And among black patients, the researchers found an increased risk of death linked to the condition, which is known as hypothyroidism. “This study is the first to show that …

Sugar Injections for Knee Arthritis May Ease Pain: Study

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From our friends at Drugs.com Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. The technique — known as dextrose prolotherapy — has been around for 75 years but is still considered an “alternative” therapy. “Our study suggests very strongly that prolotherapy is a safe and appropriate therapy for …

In Resistant Breast Cancer, Two Antibodies Are Better Than One

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Israeli-devised ‘double whammy’ antibody is a promising approach to a deadly aggressive form of breast cancer. By Rivka Borochov Breast cancer is often thought of as a curable disease if caught early. But there is an aggressive type with poor prognosis because existing drugs don’t seem to work. Called triple negative breast cancer, it occurs in about one in six …

How Negative Energy Affects Us

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From our friends at Mind-Body Health Negative energy has a profound effect on adults, teens and children. People who carry around this adverse attitude can appear to be very powerful to those in their presence. Negative energy is expressed by put downs of you or your friends. These comments are stated either directly to you or behind your back. The …

Husband and Wife Battled Breast Cancer-HE Had Mastectomy

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A man has told how he and his wife battled breast cancer at the same time, and adding to the unusual turn of events, he was the one to undergo a mastectomy. Ron Bush, from Fort Mill, South Carolina, explained to WBTV that he was focused on looking after his wife, Phyllis, who was diagnosed with Paget’s disease – a …

New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

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An experimental drug that taps the power of the body’s immune system to fight cancer is shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed, an early study shows. The drug binds to a protein called PD-L1 that sits on the surface of cancer cells and makes them invisible to the immune system, almost like a cloaking device. “That …