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David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Should This Debated Therapy Be The Go-To Cure For Chronic Foot Ulcers?

Medicine has used hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, for more than 40 years and we still don’t know if it works and for what conditions. Many doctors are using it to cure chronic diabetic foot ulcers that otherwise often lead to amputation. Since these Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

Anger: Part of Bipolar or Not?

My blogging comrade-in-arms Natasha Tracy just posted a piece on anger. I have written on the topic before, but nothing, I recall, for HealthCentral. Let’s amend that right now …

 

Tracy starts off... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

Medicare Policies are Killing People with Diabetes

In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) implemented a trial of a Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Is Arthroscopic Surgery Worth the Risk for Mild Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

Mild osteoarthritis of the knee is often more than just a nuisance; and yet, the condition is not severe enough to warrant a total knee replacement.  For years, orthopedic surgeons have been offering to “clean up” the mildly arthritic knee with arthroscopic surgery.  But is knee debridement using Read moreChevron

posted 06/29/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

New Developments: Once Daily Inhalers to Control Asthma

Less is more when it comes to the maintenance of asthma with controller medications. Believe it or not, in the late 1980s, patients were instructed to take controller inhalers (for example Vanceril) four puffs three times daily. Many of them were also on Intal (Cromolyn) two puffs four times daily and theophylline tablets (now rarely... Read moreChevron