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Aetna Practices Latest Example of Unethical Health Industry Practices
02-16-18 Category: Health

By Lise Millay Stevens There is something rotten in Denmark. Maybe it is wafting over from the U.S. health insurance industry. CNN reports that a former Aetna medical director admitted, under oath, that he never looked at patient records prior to approving or denying care, relying instead on the recommendations from nurses at the insurance […]

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07-27-17 Category: Drug Abuse, Health, Physical Health

John Kingsley (name changed), a 36-year-old, former welder at a well-known San Diego shipyard, is in the midst of two difficult battles of his life. He was laid off on disciplinary grounds, owing to his addiction to prescription drugs, some time back. Soon he started experiencing health problems and had to go in for a […]

Massage therapy can treat low back pain, says study
04-18-17 Category: Health, Treatment

Estimates suggest that about 100 million Americans grapple with chronic pain in their daily lives, leading to dependence on prescription opioids. Studies conducted by several national health agencies have found that lower back pain is the most common neurological ailment in the United States, followed by severe headaches or a migraine, neck pain and facial […]

eating disorder that complicates diabetes
09-15-16 Category: Eating Disorders, Health, Mental Health

Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose (blood sugar) in the bloodstream and helps the body store excess blood sugar for energy. Normal insulin production allows blood sugar to enter tissues and be used as energy; without it, glucose builds up in the bloodstream because it cannot enter […]

Sleep deprivation causes mental and physical health
06-22-16 Category: Health, Health and Wellness, Recovery

Getting adequate sleep is just as vital to overall health and well-being as exercising and having a healthy diet. Sleep helps the body and mind feel restored and refreshed for the following day. It helps people retain new information, work productively, maintain attention and alertness (like when driving), and accomplish necessary tasks throughout the day. […]

dental hygiene and preventive dental health

Unfortunately, dental hygiene and preventive dental health is overlooked by many. Very few people realize the importance of regular dental visits and teeth cleanings until they run into a dental nightmare and walk out with a $3,000 bill and a painful mouth. Interestingly, according to a Gallup Poll, one-third of Americans did not visit their […]

link between oral health and cognitive decline
06-02-16 Category: Health, Mental Health, Recovery

A study published this April is the first to investigate whether or not poor oral health can be linked to cognitive decline in older adults. The results of this study were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study Researchers have long recognized that older adults — especially older adults with dementia […]

attitudes toward alternative medicine

  Something is wrong. Americans are spending far more on health care than other countries, yet have shorter life expectancies, more chronic illness and poor health outcomes. Seventy percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug and millions of them suffer adverse reactions from those drugs every year. Hospitals are apparently dangerous as well, […]

Plants as medicine
04-29-16 Category: Health, Health and Wellness

In the United States, plant-based remedies are discouraged or outlawed. What Americans consider to be alternative medicine is actually the oldest and most universal approach to wellness in the world. Even so, at least 25 to 40 percent of all prescription medications in the U.S. are derived from plants or fungi. However, the molecules used […]

Alternative wellness: Psychedelics as medicine

The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem met in New York from April 19 to 21, 2016, to discuss drug policy. Protestors stood outside the UNGASS this year, most of whom were against the “war on drugs.” Others demanded “freedom of consciousness” through access to psychedelic drugs without prosecution. […]

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