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What physicians need to know

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Vee Bhide, MD, Pediatrician, Internist, discusses the need for physicians to have a knowledge of complementary and alternative medicines. A recent study by the NIH and US Government showed that 14% of children, 38% of adults and 41% of seniors are using some form of alternative medicine, and it is...

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Sleep deprivation tied to weight gain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Failure to get a full night’s sleep can lead to weight gain or compromise the beneficial effects of a reduced calorie diet on total body adiposity, according to presentations at SLEEP 2009, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, underway this week in...

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Shock wave therapy may help diabetic foot ulcers to heal

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As adjunct to standard wound care, external shock wave therapy (ESWT) can promote the healing of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers, Italian researchers report. At least 15% of diabetics develop lower-extremity ulcers, Dr. Angela Notarnicola, from the University of Bari,...