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  • HPV vaccine is safe and effective reports long-term study
    HPV vaccine is safe and effective reports long-term study
    The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against the two types of HPV that have the highest risk of cancer and two types that cause genital warts. The vaccine is marketed by Merck & Co. in the US under the name Gardasil ...
  • Talk with your health provider about birth control
    Survey: Make birth control information more relevant to women
    Health practitioners who provide birth control to women may be giving patients information they don’t consider relevant, according to a new study from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.In a first-of-its-kind survey, 417 women ages 15 to 45 at...
  • New study clarifies benefits of IUD use
    New study clarifies benefits of IUD use
    A new study evaluated intrauterine devices (IUDs) based on age, parity (number of deliveries) and type of IUD. The study should be help patients and their healthcare providers determine which type of birth control is the best choice. The findings...
  • Photo illustration of a man suffering from mental illness
    CBT has little effect on schizophrenia symptoms
    Researchers find CBT may not be plausible for positive or negative symptoms of schizophreniaSchizophrenia is a group of severe brain disorders in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of...
  • IUD, intrauterine device, levonorgestrel, low-dose, effectiveness
    Two low-dose progesterone IUDs reported to be effective
    An intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective contraceptive method. Research is ongoing for hormonal and non-hormonal methods to determine safety and effectiveness. An international research team headed by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research...
  • Meaning business
    Professionalism in the modern workplace
    Professionalism may be concisely defined as the combination of one’s expertise; however, the use of the term denotes many other character traits, such as dependability, effectiveness, diplomacy, and decorum.Dependability is a component of...
  • The reality of homeopathic remedies
    Why homeopathy is believed to be effective
    Homeopathic medicine is based on the dilution of substances to a point where the ratio is often times one part per million. An incredibly insignificant level. This level by traditional medicinal standards is worthless. Homeopathy believes that...
  • Homeopathic Medicine
    The joke of homeopathic medicine
    Homeopathy is the medical philosophy based on the concept that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathy takes a non-traditional approach in regards to healing and treatment. Homeopathy teaches that if an individual is to consume certain...
  • A leader is decisive, action-oriented, opportunistic, resourceful, creative and open-minded.
    How leaders lead
    The positive characteristics that leaders possess give them unique perceptions, attitudes, motivation and drive, all of which are beneficial in the workplace. Managers who hone these qualities in themselves will reap the benefits of their efforts...
  • Gluten-Free Picture
    The Gluten-Free Diet: Does It Live Up to Its Hype?
    Celiac disease is a condition that interferes with the body's ability to digest gluten, which is a protein that is found in foods that contain barley, rye and wheat. As a result of this, celiac disease patients are encouraged to follow a...
  • Low-dose contraceptive patch reported to be safe and effective
    Agile low-dose contraceptive patch reported to be safe and effective
    The most common form of contraception in Los Angeles is the oral contraceptive. It is a highly effective method of birth control; however, an unintended pregnancy can occur in a woman who forgets to take them. The contraceptive patch has the...
  • Profitable Planning
    Profitable planning
    A non-profit management guru, Peter Drucker defined effectiveness as doing the right things. Spending valuable time doing the wrong things makes no sense. Unfortunately many people operate their lives this way. Becoming more effective takes work...
  • New study reports most effective forms of reversible contraception
    New study reports most effective forms of reversible contraception
    An indicator of the impact of unwanted pregnancies is the abortion rate. The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 214,190 abortions took place in California during 2008; furthermore, this total was higher than any other state. (This is the...
  • Mature doctor and young doctor
    Vaccine Wars; Younger doctor’s against them
    It now appears younger doctors have less belief in vaccines than their peersThe vaccine war has been in hot debate especially with a decrease of parent’s getting their children vaccines. Now the younger doctors weigh in their beliefs and...
  • Teacher Effectiveness
    Teacher Effectiveness: A Vital Component to Student Success
    A study, Hiring the Best Teachers,conducted in the Dallas Independent School District reveals important information regarding the correlation between high-performing teachers and student success in Texas pubic schools. Data from the Dallas...