Western Medicine


The Dentist’s Office, De-fanged

April 4, 2013, 3:32 pm

Dr. Lee Wexler and Dr. Andrew Koenigsberg partnered in 2006 to create Gallery 57, a modern and friendly dentist’s office in New York City specializing in one-visit restorations.

Antibiotics for Cleaning Teeth After Hip Replacement?

April 1, 2013, 6:00 am

It seems prudent to give antibiotics to those with previous joint infections, Type 1 diabetes, or inflammatory disease, and those who are immunosuppressed, HIV infected, or [...]

Ten Things to Know About the Fire in Your Belly

March 31, 2013, 7:57 am

Ignoring this common symptom could be dangerous.

Treatment for Breast Cancer Increases Risk of Heart Disease: Study Says

March 14, 2013, 2:54 pm

Radiation treatments for breast cancer have been found to increase the risk of heart disease in a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

‘Catastrophic’ Antibiotic Threat Looms Over ‘Discovery Void’

March 11, 2013, 5:55 am

A “catastrophic” antibiotic threat is now something governments must act on, says England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies. Few new antibiotics have [...]

Baby Girl Functionally Cured of HIV in Mississippi

March 6, 2013, 3:27 pm

A child in Mississippi has been cured of HIV infection following an early and aggressive treatment of a cocktail of medicines.

30 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

February 21, 2013, 9:22 am

Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine, released today 26 lists of things physicians and patients should question, compiled by societies in [...]

How Safe Is Your Seafood?

February 3, 2013, 8:37 am

Fish has been contaminated, but at this point, the benefits still outweigh the risks.

Don’t Become a Diabetes Statistic in 2013

December 31, 2012, 5:55 pm

Today, diabetes and its complications make a perfect medical train wreck.

Mass Shootings Often Attributed to Prescription Drugs

December 27, 2012, 11:56 am

It is no secret that prescription drugs, notably antidepressants, can make psychiatric patients worse, not better and even precipitate violence.

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