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Blog Posts in 2015

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  • Stem Cell Therapy or Knee Surgery
    Stem Cell Therapy or Knee Surgery

    As of April 1, 2015, the CDC reports [1] there were 719,000 total knee replacements in the United States, and 332,000 total hip replacements. In 2014, the Mayo Clinic reported that 4.7 million ...

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  • Are Patients the Collateral Damage of a Decline in Physician Job Satisfaction?
    Are Patients the Collateral Damage of a Decline in Physician Job Satisfaction?

    The headline in the New York Times reports that Kaiser Permanente, based in California, is planning to add a medical school to its already huge health system. [1] Why in the world would an insurance ...

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  • Nature vs. Nurture: What Causes Cancer in Children?
    Nature vs. Nurture: What Causes Cancer in Children?

    By Nicolas Peters, MD Once a parent hears those four horrible words, “Your child has cancer,” and the shock has set in, one of the first questions I hear is “Why did my child get cancer?” That ...

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  • Chemotherapy In The Real World Leads To Increased Rates of Hospitalization
    Chemotherapy In The Real World Leads To Increased Rates of Hospitalization

    This is the conclusion reached in an article published in JAMA Oncology in September 2015. No mention is made of nutritional status or lifestyle habits in the article, only of rate of hospitalization. ...

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  • MSG - Monosodium Glutamate - and Colon Cancer Stem Cells
    MSG - Monosodium Glutamate - and Colon Cancer Stem Cells

    An article published in the journal Nature reports that intestinal stem cell activity is regulated by Calcium signaling. [1] Dietary l-glutamate stimulates intestinal stem cell division and growth by ...

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  • State of Emergency in Flint, Michigan After Children Poisoned With Lead from Tap Water
    State of Emergency in Flint, Michigan After Children Poisoned With Lead from Tap Water

    By Nicolas Peters, MD It is almost too horrible to be true. In an effort to save money, Flint, Michigan switched its water supply from Detroit to the Flint River in April 2014. Not only did the river ...

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