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The Surprising Life Saving Advantage Of Facebook

Article Source: Health And Fitness Journal “Health is social,” says SPM member Phil Baumann, RN (@PhilBaumann) at HealthIsSocial.com. Slate has a dramatic story of how a mother’s Facebook network helped spot – rapidly – Kawasaki Disease, a rare auto-immune disease that the family’s doctors had initially missed. Her social network contains some medically knowledgeable people.

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This Antioxidant Dramatically Inhibits Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

Article Source: Health And Fitness Journal Oxidative stress and neuronal energy depletion are characteristic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. It has been hypothesized that, because of this, pro-energetic and antioxidant drugs such as alpha-lipoic acid might delay the onset or slow down the progression of the disease. In one study, alpha-lipoic acid was given daily to

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Medical Journalism And The Patient’s Voice In The Media

Article Source: Health And Fitness Journal Yesterday’s post was not really about Avastin, but about medical journalism and how patients’ voices are handled by the media. L. Husten, writing on a Forbes blog, cried that the press fawned, inappropriately, over patients’ words at the FDA hearing last week, and that led him to wonder why and

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