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  • Study compares effectiveness of osteoporosis meds
    Study compares effectiveness of osteoporosis meds
    A variety of non-hormonal medications are available to strengthen bones in postmenopausal women. A new study compared the effectiveness of a variety of medications for the treatment of osteoporosis such as teriparatide (Forteo); denosumab (Prolia...
  • FDA approves Repatha for certain patients with high cholesterol
    FDA approves Repatha for certain patients with high cholesterol
    On August 27, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Repatha (evolocumab) injection, marketed by Amgen Inc., of Thousand Oaks, California, for some patients who are unable to manage their low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol under...
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    Therapy for BPD: How It Could Have Saved Marilyn Monroe's Life
    A Case Study and Treatment Plan for Marilyn Monroe:Borderline Personality DisorderAbstractThere are many factors which may have had an effect on Marilyn Monroe’s psychological state. If Marilyn Monroe had lived in the time period of today...
  • Lipedema is treatable says LA physician
    Lipedema is treatable says LA physician
    Worldwide, more than 300 million women suffer from lipedema; however, most people do not know what it is. In addition, it is often misdiagnosed as extreme weight-gain or obesity. Diet and exercise do not help; they will rid the body of excess...
  • Kiss your double chin goodbye with this office KYBELLA procedure
    Kiss your double chin goodbye with this office KYBELLA procedure
    Doubling your investment with wise investing is a good thing, but a double chin is double-trouble. Dermatologic surgeon Dr. Jason Emer informed me that more than two-thirds of consumers are bothered by their double chins. He is one of four...
  • Most heart failure patients not referred for cardiac rehab
    Most heart failure patients not referred for cardiac rehab
    Despite strong evidence that such exercise programs improve quality of life and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizations, a new UCLA-led study has found that only 1 in 10 heart failure patients is referred to a cardiac rehabilitation...
  • New clot retrieval device greatly improves stroke outcomes
    New clot retrieval device greatly improves stroke outcomes
    UCLA researchers note that the difference between a good outcome and serious brain damage after suffering a stroke can be a matter of minutes. They have shown for the first time that prompt treatment with a new-generation stent clot retrieval...
  • New study confirms safety and effectiveness of osteoporosis drug DUAVEE
    New study confirms safety and effectiveness of osteoporosis drug DUAVEE
    In the August edition of the journal Menopause, a research paper was published that noted that a three-year study confirmed the effectiveness and safety of DUAVEE (bazedoxifene) for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The seven...
  • UCLA researchers make Alzheimer’s breakthrough
    UCLA researchers make Alzheimer’s breakthrough
    UCLA researchers have found that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can inhibit of a key enzyme implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could lead to the development of new medications to treat the...
  • UCLA breakthrough for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis
    UCLA breakthrough for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis
    Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a revolutionary experimental therapy, which has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis and colon cancer. The treatment involves the use of a...
  • UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    Researchers at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a new process that delivers a key substance that fuels the growth of pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. The findings could lead to not only new diagnostic methods but also new...
  • FDA expands approval of lung cancer drug Iressa
    FDA expands approval of lung cancer drug Iressa
    On July 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Iressa (gefitinib), manufactured by AstraZeneca, as a first-line treatment for a common form of lung cancer. Previously, the drug was only approved only for patients who did not respond...
  • Many women with menopausal systems are untreated
    Many women with menopausal systems are untreated
    Hot flashes, sexual problems, and other menopausal symptoms may significantly affect a women’s quality of life. However, according to a new study, many menopausal women do not obtain treatment, despite the fact that hormonal and non-hormonal...
  • Low sex drive in women may be a heart problem
    Low sex drive in women may be a heart problem
    According to a new study, women with low—or no—sex drive may have a heart problem, not on an emotional basis, rather a medical basis. The study showed that low heart rate variability, the variation in the time that lapses between one...
  • Treatment of chronic pain
    Chronic pain sufferers can benefit from a free online program
    People suffering with chronic pain can benefit from a free online program. A Pain Course was designed by a team of mental health clinicians and researchers at the eCentreClinic, a non-profit initiative of the Centre of Mental Health, at Macquarie...
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