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Is There Gender Bias in Medicine?

As much as we’d like to believe otherwise, men and women are not treated equally.  According to the ACLU, “ongoing struggles include ensuring equal economic opportunities, educational equity, and an end to gender-based violence.” But did you know that women are more likely to be misdiagnosed? Or that women may not receive the most effective […]

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How Safe are Medical Devices?

You know you’re taking a risk if you’re skydiving or bull riding. But did you know there are serious risks associated with many medical devices? Maybe your diabetes leads to a recommendation for an insulin pump. Or, perhaps years of constant hip pain led you to a surgeon’s office to discuss a hip replacement. Or, […]

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Pros and Cons of Hypnosis

It’s crappy to have a serious illness. Not only can an illness make you feel horrible, side effects of your treatments can debilitate you. In order to get better and/or reduce side effects, many patients try complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. Is this a good idea? Are these treatments safe and effective? This post […]

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Pros and Cons of Naturopathy, Tai Chi and Dietary Supplements

When patients, and their families, are dealing with a difficult, serious illness, it’s natural to want the best chances for a full recovery. Many people consider complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in hopes of healing and/or reducing symptoms and side effects. But are they safe and/or effective? This post provides information on the pros […]

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Pros and Cons of Acupuncture, Ayurveda & Reiki

Naturally, when you are sick, you want to get better as quickly as possible, with as few side effects as possible. Many patients try alternative treatments, but are they safe and effective? Read my recent post to learn general information relating to non-traditional treatments, referred to as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This post covers the pros […]

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