Articles Tagged With ‘Health Care’




What is stress after all?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part one in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) This educational series is my attempt to clarify some salient issues involved with defining, understanding, and treating what is... (Continue reading)

Alleged homeless advocates accused of stealing from the poor

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the non-profit that manages the program. See Cliff Anderson’s struggles at the... (Continue reading)

State officials ready Obamacare

California’s newly-formed “health exchange” has been approved by the Obama administration and becomes the 19th such program nationally to gain endorsement from the federal government. (Sacramento Bee) “Covered California” will provide subsidized coverage for hundreds of thousands of state residents... (Continue reading)

Junk health insurance lawsuit

OPINION By THOMAS D. ELIAS Dr. Norman Carter and his wife Kathleen are not alone, and a lawsuit they are fighting now in San Bernardino County Superior Court might help hundreds of other Californians who also believe they’ve been scammed... (Continue reading)

Myers’ Cocktail

By GARY FORESMAN As each day goes by, we hear about the epidemics of illnesses not adequately treated by Western medi¬cine. Whether drug-resistant infections or chronic illnesses that drugs may mask the symptoms of but can never actually treat, people... (Continue reading)

California insurance firm over billed Medicare $424 million

A California health insurance company over billed Medicare $424 million, according a report issued by the U.S. Health and Human Services Inspector General. [California Watch] PacificCare, now owned by United Health Group, claimed that patients on its Medicare Advantage plan... (Continue reading)

Re-thinking ginkgo

By GARY FORESMAN Much confusion exists regarding the efficacy, or lack thereof, of ginkgo for the enhancement of memory. Recently a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial assessed the utility of a standardized ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) in the treatment of... (Continue reading)

Coffee and life

By GARY E. FORESMAM MD In a recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article, many questions about coffee consumption and mortality were answered. As you know from my article, the complex “herbal” preparation known as coffee has a potent... (Continue reading)

Oakland tackles fed marijuana busters

While community leaders in this county exploit every possible method to shutter medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery systems, the city of Oakland is setting legal precedent by suing federal pot enforcers for their aggressive repression. (San Francisco Chronicle) The action... (Continue reading)

Your journey to health and healing

EDITORS NOTE: Gary E Foresman MD will be providing a bi-weekly column answering your health and holistic healing questions. By Gary E Foresman MD So often I am asked “What is Middle Path Medicine?” Questions usually follow, inquiring why my... (Continue reading)