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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy p…

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Was Angelina Jolie ‘Medically Hexed?’

In this New York Times article, A-list actress Angelina Jolie bravely announced that she made the tough decision to undergo elective bilateral mastectomy after her doctors warned her that she has an 8…

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When Medicine Doesn’t Heal

From time to time, pain grips Anna’s belly so severely that she has to excuse herself, hide in the bathroom, double over on the toilet, and dab herself with lavender oil to try to keep from puking. Th…

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How to Talk with Your Kids About Sex

This week's episode of "Perfectly Imperfect Parents" on The Chopra Well is all about how to talk with your kids about sex. Dr. Cara Natterson from the show shares her thoughts and tips. Number 1 pie…

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Has The Health Care Industry Lost Its Moral Compass?

Medicine is filled with good people doing the best they can to operate in a bad system. In my experience, most people in the health care industry are doing their jobs well. They just don’t realize tha…

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Can Yoga Help Treat High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects millions of people around the world, including over 30 percent of American adults. Often referred to as "the silent killer" for its tendency to wreak ha…

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5 Reasons Not To Be Afraid Because We’ve Never Been Safer – Part 3

If you think your body – or the body of someone you love – might be at risk of being overmedicalized, keep reading! In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed The Shocking Dangers of Medical Overdiagn…

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13 Dos & Don’ts for the Doctor’s Office

Originally published on April 13,2012, on bedsider.org Talking about sex can be tough enough in bed—even worse in a doctor’s office. Fortunately there are some dos and don’ts to make your visit eas…

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How Being An Empowered Patient Might Save Your Life

Elsie was 52 years old when her belly started bloating, accompanied by bursts of intermittent abdominal pain and bouts of nausea and diarrhea. As a nurse, she knew enough about her body to feel convin…

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What is an Allergist?

You have a primary care physician, a dentist, a dermatologist, and, if you're a woman, a gynecologist. But if you suspect that your chronically runny nose and sore throat are symptoms of an allergy, y…

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