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ALLHAT Blood Pressure Recommendations
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The ALLHAT study is the largest study that compares different therapies. They concluded that the most effective and affordable pill was a thiazide diuretic, not the new designer drugs that are highly advertized. Big pharma has a conflict of interest and is only interested in making return on investment.

Blood Pressure Pills
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The goal of Big Pharma is to sell drugs, whether safe or not. It is always advertising new on-patent drugs because they have the greatest potential for profit. The most effective drug for blood pressure control has been around for 50 years, is off-patent, is about $10 per month; it is called hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). Even HCTZ causes problems ...

Happy to 102 with Lily Sarafan
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Care in extended care facilities often leaves much to be desired. It is now possible to provide care for most people until the end of life at home. Assistance with cooking, bathing, dressing etc is available up to 24 hours per day. Quality of life is much improved when seniors stay at home.

Health Care Costs Cause 50% of Bankruptcies
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Health care costs cause half of all bankruptcies in the US and 94% are threatened by them. Even major corporations cannot compete with foreign businesses because of the cost of health insurance. We need health care reform to control costs. This likely means a new paradigm based on wellness and prevention are necessary.

Medicine For The Third Millenium
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Today's health care system is in need of major reform. It does not work that well; we have an epidemic of chronic illnesses that affects about 50% of the population. The cost of health care is skyrocketing, we spend nearly twice the amount of any industrialized country and are still ranked 37th in the world in overall quality of care by the ...

New Guidelines for Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
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The American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines for effective treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. It involves the use of multiple drugs that include anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, and narcotics. While it is sometimes necessary to use this toxic polypharmaceutical approach, there are newer highly effective, safe, ...

Placebo Effect with Ofer Erez
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In medicine we throw out the effect of placebo. However, it is safe, affordable, powerful treatment that works! What we believe has potent biochemical and physiological effects. Ethics of placebo are discussed too.

Preventive Benefits of Medicare
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that 5 million Americans took advantage of one or more of the recommended preventive benefits available through the Affordable Care Act. Among the  benefits is the new Annual Wellness Visit benefit. The idea is to either detect early or prevent chronic diseases with tests ...

Sports Medicine
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Sports injuries are common and cause disabilities that keep us from exercising. There are many simple conventional measures that work but there are new approaches that can be miraculous. Infrared light therapy is discussed because it works so well, is safe, and affordable. It is also so new that it has not yet found its rightful place in sports ...

The Best Heart Screening Tests with Beverly Rubik
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There are a number of new tests that are not in the mainstream that take assessment of arteriosclerosis to a higher level. By measuring the pulse wave in a finger we can assess the state of vascular arteriosclerosis in the heart and brain and even reverse the amount of plaque with interesting supplements. This simple and affordable test needs ...

The California Health Alliance with Russell Jaffe, MD
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The purpose of California Health Alliance is to curb the epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in California. There has been an increase of 5% per year of diabetes in kids under the age of 5. We cannot afford the costs that will be generated from this epidemic. We must shift our health care model from disease care to health care.

The Placebo Effect with Ofer Erez
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Placebo is powerful treatment that is safe, effective, and affordable. We screen this out in medicine, but this is not good science. Often the effect of a drug or technology is very minor compared to placebo, but we still prescribe the drug. SSRIs are all placebo according to recent studies. What we think has a profound effect on our biochemistry ...

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