Vitamin C Lowers Mortality in Severe Sepsis

by in Blog October 17, 2019

STORY AT-A-GLANCE Sepsis is a last-ditch effort by your immune system to fight an infection in your body; it can lead to multiple organ failure and death unless promptly treated While viruses, fungi and parasites all have the ability to trigger sepsis, bacterial infections are the most common cause. The most common types of infection […]

SW Diabetes Symposium

by in Blog September 18, 2019

Part 1 – some 500 physicians and other practitioners gathered in Scottsdale, AZ to learn the most recent trends in the care of patients with diabetes. Some statistics: 695,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes in Arizona (over one in 10 Arizonans) 1.7 million are diagnosed with with pre-diabetes (one in three Arizonans). Of those with […]

Cleaning Up Alternative Medicine’s Mess

by in Blog August 26, 2019

Not long ago, someone asked me for guidance on one of those infrequent but memorable office dilemmas: She inherited a patient who had been treated outside the medical mainstream, with untoward consequences. This patient sought treatment for some minor but annoying gastrointestinal symptoms. Her medicine list included a substantial amount of Armour Thyroid—which is a […]

Homeopathy in Europe: Is the Tide Starting to Turn?

by in Blog August 1, 2019

Evidence-based medicine – treatments based on evidence of safety and efficacy from clinical trials – has been in the ascendant for decades now in Europe and around the world. So why is one system of treatment which has been dismissed as ineffective by clinical trials still in use? History Homeopathy, developed in the 18th century […]

Clostridium Difficile Infection in the 21st Century – Part I

by in Blog April 4, 2019

Definition of Clostridium difficile infection: CDI is defined by the presence of symptoms (usually diarrhea and/or pain and huge dilatation of the colon – called toxic megacolon) and laboratory confirmation of the presence of a toxic strain of C diff or its toxins in the stool. Another part of the definition includes colonoscopic or histopathologic (examination under a microscope) […]