Articles Tagged With ‘Medicine’

Central Coast founded website provides free breast implants

A website founded on the Central Coast provides women the opportunity to get free breast implants. [KCOY] is part of a new growing social media trend – where women ask potential benefactors to pay for their surgeries. After surgeries,... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: State ranking system flawed

By ALEX HARRISON MD I am a proponent of public reporting and transparency in medicine but sometimes statistics and rankings can be misleading. This is the case with Dr Freyaldenhoven and his ranking as one of the bottom five cardiac... (Continue reading)

French Hospital has high heart surgery death rates

A state report ranks San Luis Obispo’s French Hospital Medical Center — and a doctor who performs surgeries there — as having some of the highest adjusted mortality rates for heart bypass surgery patients in the state, according to a... (Continue reading)

What is stress reduction?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part two in a five-part series on stress management.) In Part I of the series I gave a very physiologic perspective to the definition of stress. Of course, everyone’s own subjective... (Continue reading)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Flu cure on the horizon?

Researchers have identified an antibody that not only prevents test animals from contracting the influenza virus, but also cures already infected rodents. [Nature] By examining the flu virus in its crystalline, or 3-D form, researchers from the Scripps Research Institute... (Continue reading)