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Boston Hospital claim in Pediatrics magazine: Is SIDS resolved?

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2013–A December 13, 2013 Boston Hospital press release claims infants that suffer sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the name given to a condition or series of conditions that causes sudden death in infants, have brain stem abnormalities regardless of environment. A report in Pediatrics cites research by an investigative team led by ...

Polar Vortex reasoning for Arctic outbreaks is hyperbole

WAKE FOREST, N.C., January 26, 2014  – The proponents of global warming and climate change are desperate. They are scrambling to explain why the United States is in the grip of one of its coldest winters in decades. Expeditionary ships trapped in the most extensive Antarctic ice pack on record don’t help global warming alarmists, either. ...

Fibromyalgia: The critical importance of REM sleep

WASHINGTON, January 26, 2013—As research reveals fibromyalgia (FMS) to be a physical syndrome and not from a psychological source, many sufferers feel substantial relief after having been told by physicians (PCP) that the affliction is “all in the mind.” Now research is finding that REM sleep may be important in controlling FMS symptoms. Unfortunately, erroneous ...

Fibromyalgia: The stigma and the truth

WASHINGTON- January 24, 2013—Those suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) now have undeniable proof that their illness is not psychogenic or psychosomatic (in the mind), thanks to a plethora of new and current findings from the most respected medical research facilities in the U.S.A. After years of being ignored and told that it was all in ...

Can energy drinks kill?

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2014—Questions regarding the possible negative health effects of energy drinks continue to surface, as drinks like Red Bull, Monster and Relentless are blamed for heart problems, seizures, inaccurate ADHD diagnoses in children and even death in some cases. Twenty-four-year-old Mita Duran was a hardworking copywriter in Thailand. Duran often bragged of her ...

The truth about fibromyalgia and vitamin D

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2014–New studies prove vitamin D to be a critical factor for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) pain abatement and confirm multiple determinations that FMS is a physical disorder. Recent research indicates that vitamin D, a hormone found in bones, muscles, immune cells, brain cells and every receptor, may be a piece in the larger ...

Is this year’s flu deadly?

WASHINGTON- January 16, 2014—This year’s flu is on-track to be one of the worst in recent history. This flu, called A-(H3N2), arrived earlier this year than any year over the past decade and has already reached pandemic levels, with active cases in 47 states. The peak of the disease generally comes in February, so the ...

Proof of heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey

After reading Alexander’s book, one is left with wonder, doubt, hope and caution; pretty much as before reading his book. Is there a life, a Heaven or Hell, after death.

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Perfect time to celebrate the gift of sight

By Laurie Edwards-Tate (Twitter: @AYHFamilycare) SAN DIEGO, January 14, 2014 — Throughout the month of January, glaucoma awareness is brought to the fore with its message of prevention and hope. The precious gift of sight, one of the most critical of all the senses, is not able to be fully experienced or enjoyed by those ...

Winter 2014’s bitter cold hits Chicago hard

On Sunday and into Monday, Chicago was mostly shut down. More than 1,000 flights were cancelled at O’Hare Airport. Chicago public schools and most suburban schools were closed.