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Americans going to the doctor less often than they were at the start of the century

Doctors and hospitals generate revenue by treating the patients who walk through their doors, but if the statistics are any indication, fewer patients are making the trek, with U.S. Census Bureau figures showing Americans are making less trips to the doctor. The data was culled from 2001 to 2010. At the beginning of this period,… Read More »

Bioidentical Hormones: Are They Safer?

Are bioidentical or natural hormones safer and more effective than hormones used in traditional hormone therapy for menopause symptoms? Answer From Tatnai Burnett, M.D. No, they aren’t. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several medical specialty groups, the hormones marketed as “bioidentical” and “natural” aren’t safer than hormones used in traditional hormone… Read More »

Things That Were Supposed to Cure My Acne and What They Actually Did – The New Yorker

The cure: Tea-tree-oil spot treatmentThe result: No noticeable difference except that the scent seemed to trigger my roommate Beth’s chronic migraines. In our two years of living together, I’ve never seen her puke with that kind of trajectory. The cure: Coconut oil as moisturizerThe result: Horrible rash. I had to use the last of Beth’s… Read More »