Archive for the 'Medicine' Category

Osteoporosis Medications – miracle cure, or cruel myth?

There are quite a few women (and sometimes men) out there with the dreaded condition known as osteoporosis.  First of all, what the heck does that even mean?  I’m sure that most of you have heard of it, but what is it?  Secondly, I’m also sure that some of you have seen the commercials on [...]

Teenage “night owl syndrome” possibly caused by lack of morning sunlight???

How many of us have dealt with teenagers who can seemingly stay up endless hours?  Partying, playing video games, or just “hanging around?”  Well, some researchers decided that it couldn’t possibly be natural – so they looked into the causes.  And here’s what they found:
When teenagers spend more time indoors, they miss out on morning [...]

Stem cells – should they be used? What is ethically and morally right – you decide.

Before I dive into the meat of this topic, I just want to give a shout out to Method:  The Best Science Blogs for syndicating this blog.  If you have a chance, check them out – their address is http://science.blogdig.net.  And now, on with the show…
So I was thinking about other topics to write about, [...]

Swine flu – still a killer threat, or is it all “hogwash?”

Inspired by this story:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35367744/ns/health-cold_and_flu/
Here are the stats (IN THE US) so far:  57 million U.S. illnesses, 257,000 hospitalizations and 11,690 deaths, including 1,180 children.
Does that sound like anything to worry about?  Well, what are the stats for SEASONAL flu in the US?  Here they are:  In a normal flu season, the CDC estimates that 36,000 [...]

Osteopathic Medicine – a basic holistic approach

My focus in this post is to give a baseline understanding of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic manipulative technique, and what types of conditions these can be used to treat.  I may also discuss the specific philosophy behind osteopathic medicine in general.
Doctors of Osteopathic medicine, or those who have a D.O. after their name, are a unique [...]