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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

…other side effects of these drugs. Patients also play a role in overprescribing trends. Many people march into their local urgent care centers, emergency rooms, or doctor’s offices demanding antibiotics for their cold/flu symptoms. I have no doubt that some practitioners write antibiotic…

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Natural Night Vision Aids

…we age. In fact, I wish I had a nickel for every patient who’s told me that he or she can no longer drive at night. But if you ask your eye doctor about it, chances are you’ll be told it’s a normal part of aging—something you’ll just have to live with. But scientists…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…LDL and increase HDL levels. I usually start patients with 500 mg twice a day, and work up to a total of 1,500–2,000 mg a day. Talk to your doctor before taking daily doses higher than 1,000–1,500 mg—high-dose niacin can impact blood sugar control, and shouldn’t be used by…

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

…I usually start patients with 500 mg twice a day, and work up to a total of 1,500–2,000 mg a day. Do this under the supervision of your doctor, though, so he or she can monitor your response—high-dose niacin can impact blood sugar control, and shouldn’t be used by people with…

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Naturally Treating IBS

Each year in America, patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) make more than 2 million visits to the doctor. The knee-jerk reaction of most physicians is to whip out prescriptions for anti-diarrheals, antispasmodics, and even antidepressants. However, there are a number of safe, natural and…

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Should You Have an Angiogram?

…invasive X-ray procedure that provides a close look at the anatomy of the coronary arteries. During an angiogram, the patient is prepped and given a local anesthetic and mild sedative. A hole is punctured in the femoral artery in the groin and a sheath inserted. A long, thin wire called a catheter…

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