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Army opens $1.8 million PTSD center

With nearly 17% of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan showing signs of suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) the Army has opened a 6,000-square-foot center at Fort Bliss. The Army says that the center has an unique approach because it treats both physical and mental ailments. The center's goal is to remain ahead of… Read More

CDC offers RSS feeds

Stay updated with the latest news from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) RSS feed. You can also view the content of the items directly from the site without having to subscribe. CDC RSS Feeds include: CDC E. coli CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response CDC Flu updates CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention Resources CDC Public Health Law… Read More

Cymbalta used to treat fibromyalgia pain

CNN Money recently ran a Dow Jones Newswire story about Eli Lilly's recent study using Cymbalta for reducing pain in fibromyalgia patients.* Eli Lilly's study claims that after one week fibromyalgia patients using Cymbalta had less pain than the control group taking a placebo. After three months, fibromyalgia patients receiving Cymbalta experienced significantly greater reduction in… Read More

What chance does a 20-year-old need disability insurance?

The chances of a worker now 20-years-old being disabled before retirement age is about 1:3. Surprisingly, the main reason for disability has nothing to do with work and everything to do with chronic disease---leading with cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer. Because so many people live from paycheck to paycheck a disability is often catastrophic… Read More

Parkinson’s patients benefit from cell-based therapy

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive brain disorder that affects motor skills, which worsen as the disease advances. It is thought that in the early stages of the disease the brain begins to reduce the amount of the neurotransmitter dopamine. The reduced amount of dopamine results in trembling in the hands, arms, legs, and jaw… Read More

Death By Prescription

Death by Prescription, by Ray D. Strand M.D., tells how Americans were once protected by the Federal Drug Administration, which now acts more like an advocate for the pharmaceutical companies than a guardian for the general public.  There was a time when Americans could feel protected by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). It was a time when only 3-4%… Read More

Blueberry thrill for those getting over the hill

Research indicates that a diet rich in blueberries is also rich in antioxidants. The animal study tested diets of blueberry, strawberry, and spinach extracts. Those rats given the blueberries were given what they needed to surpass the other rats. It is believed that the antioxidants in blueberries are what protected them against oxidative stress in… Read More

Chronic pain on rise in workplace

The Ortho-McNeil's Survey of pain in the workplace shows an increase of 38% of workers reporting chronic pain from when the study was initially done in 1996. The majority of employers cited pain-related conditions as a lost of productivity in the workplace. There is a reported increase of 65% for work-site wellness programs, but only 22% of the… Read More

Fibromyalgia treatments are rated by users

What is the best Fibromyalgia treatment? Vistors rate their experience with a multitude of treatments and medications… Read More

Secrets about Social Security & SSI benefits

With or without an advocate applying for social security disability and SSI benefits is time consuming and likely to result in a claim denial. This site's goal is to educate the consumer about the system and what actions to take when a claim is denied… Read More

Bipolar child has 30% chance of having a parent with the disorder

The American Journal of Psychiatry reports that a child diagnosed with bipolar disorder has a 30% probability of a blood parent having the same disorder. Researchers were curious to determine if bipolar children were getting medical attention sooner and more often due to at least one parent having the disorder. Researchers decided to determine if a high correlation existed between children diagnosed… Read More

High levels of DHA may help to ward off dementia

Recent studies suggest that high levels of DHA (omega-3 fatty acids) indicate that it may help in warding off Alzheimer's disease. Those with high levels of DHA were about half as likely to develop dementia as those who had lower levels. The prestigious Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center plans to conduct a nationwide study where… Read More