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Medical News Report 141 (October 2023)

1. Late Breaking Medical News

          a) Americans throw away $millions of dollars of their prescriptions per year because of side effects—and don’t tell their doctor!

          b) COVID booster now available! Medicare payments to hospitals for COVID-Wow! Paxlovid and Lagevrio just as good!

          c) Baby Aspirin not valuable for older healthy people

          d) Climate Emergency??

          e) Newer diabetic drugs may dethrone Metformin for treating Type 2 Diabetes

          f) Administration touting negotiations for lowering drug prices on 10 drugs (for Medicare)..maybe in 3 years??

          g) President Biden’s accomplishments!!

          h) Over the counter oral (progestin only) contraceptives

          i) Beware of Medicare Advantage ads

2. 9/11 Terrorist Attack and Health Consequences

          a) 9/11 devastation continues   

          b) Camp LeJuene toxic exposures and health consequences

3. Celebrities with unusual diseases-

Kim Kardashian and Phil Mickelson-Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis

Jimmy Buffet-Merkel cell (skin) cancer

4. Carotid artery blockage requiring stents—latest technique; TIAs and stroke


Medical News Report 140 (September 2023)

1. Late breaking Medical News-

  a) COVID-19 effects on reproduction; more on fall vaccine; side effects of vaccine and infection; Long COVID syndrome new updates and wasted research funds; The latest COVID variant-EG.5; genetic reason why some have no symptoms when test positive

  b) Foreign trained doctors may get to bypass training in U.S.  

  c) N95 masks cause cardiopulmonary stress;

  d) Doctors and nurses and workplace violence

  e) LeBron James’ son, Bronie and his cardiac arrest; causes of cardiac arrest

2. Breast Cancer Series-Part 3—complications of breast cancer treatment--recurrence and second breast cancer; therapy for lymphedema

3. Factors in cognitive decline (dementia)- health of a president and other politicians; New info on dementia; superagers

4. Celebrities with unusual diseases—3 autoimmune diseases

Nick Jonus-Type 1 Diabetes,

Ashton Kutcher-Autoimmune Vasculitis,

Elizabeth Hasselbach-Celiac Disease

5. The Coup we never knew 


Medical News Report 139 (August 2023)

1. Late Breaking Medical News—

Will we see a drop in Medicare Drug prices in 2025?;

 Xylazine making fentanyl more deadly;

 More on long COVID Syndrome;

 Emergency contraception vending machines at colleges in 17 states;

 More info on the origin and reason for gain of function research;

 The summer heat extremely tough on those with dementia;

 CDC and “chest feeding” for transgender individuals

2. Breast Cancer Series-Part 2-treatments

3. The most common Mood Disorder—  Depression; new guidelines for treatment; suicidal depression; depression and dementia 

4. Life’s Essential 8—higher scores extend health span

5. A follow up on tongue nerve stimulators for obstructive sleep apnea (The Inspire Program); comparing procedures


Medical News Report 138 (July 2023)

1. Late breaking Medical News-Prior authorization insurance policies bad for patients and medicine; New drugs for Alzheimer’s; Will Medicare drug prices drop in 2025?; The next COVID vaccine booster-components; new CDC Director

2. Breast Cancer Series--Part 1— 2023; diagnosis, treatment, and more

3. Celebrities with unusual medical conditions—Justin Beiber, George Clooney, Senator Feinstein--Facial palsy, Shingles—Ramsey Hunt Syndrome;

Lady Gaga-Fibromyalgia

4. A possible alternative to StatinsBempedoic acid

5. Hepatitis A, B, C; Complications of cirrhosis

6. New drug that can enhance libido, sexual arousalKisspeptin; Also a new topical gel to improve sexual experience--Eroxon


Medical News Report 137 (June 2023)

1. Late breaking medical news—COVID; Doctors; Major medical organizations received money from Pfizer to promote mandates for their vaccine; Best migraine meds; CDC Director Walensky resigning and vaccine info

2.  OB/Gyn Series-part 10—menstrual disorders and new therapies

3. Cancer stats and cancer screeninigs--are behind!

4. Celebrties with unusual diseases—Part 2

5. Oral and throat cancer;  HPV viral vaccine, dry mouth syndrome

6. The Havana Syndrome continues—CIA and its declassified report


Medical News Report 136 (May 2023)

1. Quick notes about breaking news—Transgender mass shootings and women sports; Narcan over the counter; Xylazine and Fentanyl worse; COVID updates; Vaccine effects on cosmetic dermal fillers; Sleep apnea CPAP Philips) machines recalled a second time; a word on socialism

2. Bipolar Disorders 1 and 2

3. Celebrities with unusual medical conditions—Part 1--Terry Bradshaw-cancers; Celine Dion-stiff body syndrome; Alan Jackson-Charcot-Toothe syndrome;  Bruce Willis-frontotemporal dementia

4. Child Abuse and its consequences as adults—Part 4 of the series on mental disorders in youth

5. FDA needs to improve!

6. Eldercare crisis



Medical News Report 135 (April 2023)

1. Medic Alert—Quick notes

a- 3 different companies have recalled their eye drops for fear of infection

b- Parasite in tap water causes a death from saline nasal sniffs (Ameoba)

c- Comment on the origin and responsibilities of the pandemic; other COVID news including parents rights bill, drug shortages worsen

d- Weight Watchers buys a telehealth company to sell diabetic weight loss drugs

e- Will Medicare Part D cover weight loss diabetic drugs?

f- Democrats turn their back on Parents Rights Bill! 


2.  OB/Gyn Series—Part 9—Opioid Abuse and Pregnancy; treating withdrawal in newborns and mothers

3. New target for Blood pressure; New class of blood pressure medicines

4. Gender Affirming Therapy-part B- medical and surgical therapy (also Part 4 of the series on Mental Disorders in children); Detransitioning

5. Colonoscopy and new blood tests that may as good

6. The Drug crisis in the U.S.—from marijuana to opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, and hallucinogens; crime in youth; The National Drug control Strategy--weak


Medical News Report 134 (March 2023)

1. COVID and the 2023 annual vaccine recommendations; treatments failing! Continued analysis of the pandemic management and what to do next time!

2. Myocarditis and other inflammations of the heart; cardiovascular effects from COVID and the vaccines

3. Management of Diabetics and Obesity; weight loss meds, Vitamin D value —Part 2

4. Gender dysphoria and gender affirming therapy—Part A (part 3 of mental disorders of children)

5. Herpes Simplex-oral and genital

6. Socialized medicine in the UK; palliative care in Canadian socialized system substandard


Medical News Report 133 (February 2023)

1. 11th Anniversary for the Report; quick notes on baby sleeper recall, cancer rates; marijuana deaths

2. Very Important info on COVID!!; The divide in medicine; Is the bivalent booster worth it? More myocarditis from vaccine; Flu and RSV decreasing

3. Heart Failure--treatment

    4. Sudden adult (arrhythmic) death syndrome   (SADS); Damar (NFL) Hamlin’s cardiac arrest

5. Obstructive sleep apnea— update on diagnosis and treatment; recall and now shortage of CPAP machines

6. Mental Health in children—Part 2—ADHD, PTSD, body dysmorphia, suicide, substance abuse, and psychoses


Medical News Report 132 (January 2023)

1. Cancer of the Prostate—an update on options for treatment; side effects discussed

2. The Mental Health of Children—Part 1--autism, anxiety, and depression disorders, ADHD

3. OB/Gyn Series—Part 8—premenstrual vaginitis; lesions of the ovary and fallopian tubes

4. The drug crisis, from marijuana, alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, and cocaine

5. The Polypill—new info

6. Comments on COVID, RSV, Influenza; vaccine safety


Medical News Report 131 (December 2022)

1. The latest on COVID, RSV, and Flu

2. Cardiovascular and other diseases caused by triglycerides—the other fat; Statins update

3. Losing WeightDiabetic meds vs Bariatric Surgery; drug shortage

4. OB/Gyn Series-Part 7—BRCA gene mutations—new information on multiple cancer risks

5. Spirituality and serious medical illness

6. Nursing and Physician Shortage; the future of our hospital care; Medicare Advantage may not be an advantage!

7. Comment on the midterm election


Medical News Report 130 (November 2022)

1. Breast Cancer screening, newest guidelines

2. COVID and Influenza updates

3. Anti-radiation exposure medications

4. Erectile Dysfunction—7 options for treatment

5. Date Rape Drugs

6. Pre-eclampsia; Maternal death rates in U.S. rising; Rh factor disease in pregnant women OB/Gyn Series--Part 5

7. Gastro-esophageal reflux and Barrett’s esophagus—a review

8. Blood and Blood Products; Blood types, Transfusions, Donations, Pregnancy Rh factor Disorder


Medical News Report 129 (October 2022)

1. Terrorism as we honor those who fell on 9/11

2. Global warming—many experts are on the other side; more on socialism/Marxism

3. COVID updatesfall booster, management of pandemic??, booster value

4.New genetic tests a game changer for 50 genetic diseases

5. Epidurals before spine surgery increase infections after surgery; Radiofrequency ablation

6. Head injuries in sports; CTE-chronic traumatic encephalopathy



Medical News Report 128 (September 2022)

1. Concern about our Country—my opinion

2. Climate Change and More on Socialism/Marxism in the U.S.--the threat to our Healthcare System and our future-Part 2

3. COVID updates; Biden rebounded with COVID; new CDC relaxation of guidelines, again!

4. Abortion Controversy--OB/GYN Series—Part 5—Roe vs Wade

5. Autoimmune Disease—Part 8— Autoimmune vasculitis, Dermatomyositis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, and Pernicious anemia

6. Some Sunscreens recalled—benzene causing cancer


Medical News Report 127 (August 2022)

1. Socialism and worse--Wokeism, CRT, Cancel Culture, One World Order, and the attempt to destroy our healthcare system, Part 1

2. Stroke--risks and signs; treatments; blood thinners

3. COVID-19 updates; President Biden has COVID-19!! Review of the Pandemic

4. Autoimmune diseases-Part 7—Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Temporal Arteritis; Atopic Dermatitis (Ezcema); Vitiligo

5. Childhood adversity-- illness and dealth as adults


Medical News Report 126 (July 2022)

1. Roe vs Wade overturned

2. Ob/Gyn Series—Part 3-Endometriosis updates

3. Autoimmune diseases Series—Part 6—glaucoma, psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

4. The health of our country and mismanagement of it; Last minute news on COVID-19; f

Fentanyl epidemic

5. Social Security is not so secure! Medical insurance companies under scrutiny for denial for access to medical services, especially Medicare Advantage

6. FDA closer to banning menthol in cigarettes


Medical News Report 125 (June 2022)

1. COVID 19—updates; Baby Formula info

2. Alzheimer’s update—how sleep affects the brain

3. Autoimmune Diseases-Part 5-- Alopecia Areata, Scleroderma, Guillain Barre’ Syndrome

4. Roe Vs Wade

5. New FDA Drug for insomnia--Viviviq

   Relaxium---more TV ad marketing!


Medical News Report 124 (May 2022)

1. COVID-19 updates

2. Autoimmune diseases part 4 Addison’s disease, Sjogren’s disease, Myasthenia Gravis

3. Stress incontinence of the bladder

4. Resurfacing of aging skin--Retinoids, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid, and lasers

5. Progress in cancer 1971-2022

6. E-15 gasoline in 2300 stations


Medical News Report 123 (April 2022)

1. COVID-19 updates

2. OB/GYN series-Part 2-Chronic pelvic pain

3. Autoimmune Disease—Part 4—Graves disease of the eye and thyroid; Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

4. New recommendations for aspirin use and cardiovascular disease prevention

5. Dry Eyes—update

6. LBGTQ+ updates; Transgender and retransitioning


Medical News Report 122 (March 2022)

1. COVID updates

2. Pregnancy Complications—eclampsia, pre-eclampsia; gestational diabetes; tubal pregnancy

3. Autoimmune diseases-part 3—IBS-irritable bowel syndrome; Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis, and Celiac disease

4. Childhood poisoning from gummi bears

5. Less Chemo for elders for cancer

6. Disparities in healthcare (financial, race, gender identity, religion, etc


Medical News Report 121 (February 2022)

1. COVID-19 updates; time for a different strategy?

2. Autoimmune diseases-Part 2—rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis

3. Degenerative shoulder rotator cuff tears—management options

4. Signs and prevention of prediabetes; nutritional myths


Medical News Report 120 (January 2022)

1. COVID-19-update; Omicron, Boosters, etc.

2. Hair loss in women

3. Blood clots, emboli, and bleeding disorders

 (including a side effect of J&J vaccine)

4. Autoimmune Diseases-Part 1

5. New innovations in head and neck cancer(oral and throat)


Medical News Report 119 (December 2021)

1. COVID-19 update-natural immunity, more on long term COVID; comparing vaccines and boosters; origin of virus; now Omicron variant

2. Headache-diagnosis, workup, and treatment

3. Heel pain

4. Drug and healthcare costs in the U.S, Medicare prices rise--prices still going up


Medical News Report 118 (November 2021)

1. COVID-19—more information on safety, effectiveness, and boosters, and need for previously infected individuals to get vaccinated, more!  More FDA approvals

2. Veggie and fruit capsules—hype or help? Critical review!

3. FDA wants menthol removed from cigarettes; FDA approves first e-cigarette

4. Brain fog can come from many sources-new treatments

5. Shorter courses of antibiotics for most common bacterial infections

6. Growing up in foster homes


Medical News Report 117 (October 2021)

1. COVID-19 updates

2. TIAs and Strokes—diagnosis and treatment

3. 29 million females living in slavery

4. Diabetes update

5. Circadian rhythmsunderstanding our biologic clock

6. Colorectal cancer screening guidelines; family history of polyps increase cancer risk


Medical News Report 116 (September 2021)

1. COVID-19, delta variant continues—boosters

2. Updates in Cancer

3. Pregnancy issues affecting health-early and late

4. Colon Diverticular Disease

5. CPAP machine recall Alert!!

6. NSAIDs (Aleve, ibuprofen, etc.) not as bad for older people


Medical News Report 115 (August 2021)

1. COVID-19 update, spikes, Delta variant, school guidelines, new treatments, immunity good for those previously infected; weekly changes in mask guidance

2. Cardiomyopathy  

3. Changes in medications for asthma inhalers

4. Gouty Arthritis

5. New oral drug for daytime drowsiness from obstructive sleep apnea

 6. The polypill


Medical News Report 114 (July 2021)

1. COVID-19 update

2. Weight loss drugs-one FDA approved and one recalled

3. Statins—who should take them; managing side effects

4. Do Omega-3 fatty acids reduce cardiovascular disease events in people with high risk?

5. Some older people left behind using telemedicine

6. Screening children for high blood pressure


Medical News Report 113 (June 2021)

1. The most recent updates on COVID-19 and vaccination issues

2. Drugs that cause arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)—know your medication’s side effects

3. What is a liquid biopsy (blood and other tests) for diagnosing cancer?

4. Torn knee cartilage—surgery or physical therapy?

5. New surgical technique to cure obstructive sleep apnea

6. Probiotics—real value?


Medical News Report 112(May 2021)

1. COVID-19 updates

Shorter subjects below:

2. Grandparents raising grandchildren

3. Acute appendicitis-surgery vs. antibiotics

4. Cochlear implants for profound deafness

5. Deadly germs—lost cures!

6. FDA recommends mercury containing amalgam dental fillings should be avoided in high risk groups


Medical News Report 111(April 2021)

1. COVID-19 updateCOVID-19 update--variants, vaccine status, death rates drop, new meds showing promise, schools, guidelines for the fully vaccinated, nursing homes, length of immunity

2. Dupuytren’s Contracture-injections vs surgery-injections vs surgery

3. Americans depend on medications rather than a healthy behavior and diet

4. The rise of robotic surgery

5. Genetic ancestry testing

6. Proton vs Photon Radiation Therapy for locally advanced prostate cancer


Medical News Report 110 (March 2021)

1. Update on COVID vaccines and other important developments

2. Tardive dyskinesia-side effect of mental health medications

3. Coffee benefits

4. Bipolar disorders

5. Can estrogen lower the risk of breast cancer in menopausal women? Tamoxifen and breast cancer mortality

6. Allergy shots, etc.


Medical News Report 109 (February 2021)

1. Update on COVID-19, vaccines, new data- 1 Year Anniversary!

2. What is new for lipids and cardiovascular disease; statins and other medications

3. Stretch Marks

4. Pregnancy issues-Part 1

     A. Link between obesity and hypertension in pregnant women

     B.  Pregnant women-marijuana

     C. NSAIDs and pregnancy—package warning strengthened

     D. Optimal management for miscarriages

     E. Folic acid supplement critical during pregnancy

     F. Higher rate of infertility in the sons of overweight mothers

5. Genetics and cancer


Medical News Report 108 (January 2021)

1. The latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine, flu shots, and other updates

2. Screening guidelines for abdominal aortic aneurysms

3. Cancer risk for children borne from women with fertility treatment

4. Management of skin cancers—MOH’S SURGERY

5. New guidelines for testing the thyroid

6. Probiotics-guidelines for use, prebiotics

7. Missed medical diagnoses


Medical News Report 107 Update (Mid December 2020)

Medical News Report 107 (December 2020)

1. Update on COVID-19

2. Update on the Illicit (and prescription) DRUG CRISIS during the pandemic

3. DEMENTIA-types; Alzheimer’s Disease-what is new; more preventative measures cited


4. The “INTELLIGENT KNIFE” for cancer surgery

5. SENIORS need to reconsider their MEDS and DOSAGE


Medical News Report 106 (November 2020)

1. New Updates on COVID-19

2. Diabetes 2020Diagnosis and Therapies; Recall on some Metformin prescriptions

3. 50% of Americans will be obese by 2030

4. Can cannabis cure cancer? Medical cannabis use---current status….miracle drug or not?? Miscalculations in approving it?

5. Primary care practices shrinking

6. Anemia--Iron deficiency and Pernicious anemia-Vitamin B12; Folic acid supplement during pregnancy

7. “Snake oil” treatments


Mid-October Report (October 2020)

A. Update on COVID-19—analysis of President Trump’s treatment

B. Healthcare plan comparisons from the presidential candidates


Medical News Report 105 (October 2020)

1. Updates for COVID-19/Influenza

    --time for a flu shot!

2.  Prostate updates

    A. Low grade Prostate cancer-watch or treat? New options

    B. New procedures for BPH (enlarged prostates) are better than TURP including the Urolift procedure

3. Sepsis (bugs in the blood)in COVID-19 and bacterial infections

4. More information on how pain works in the brain; how it differs in people

5. Primary Dysmenorrhea—Painful menstruation

6. Life expectation rises for the first time in 4 years

7. Are Generic drugs safe? Not necessarily!


Medical News Report 104A (September 2020 COVID Update)

Medical News Report 104 (September 2020)

1. Continued updates on the pandemic-breakthroughs in treatment

2. HPV virus—new guidelines for cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination

3. Do medication dates of expiration mean anything?

4. Talcum powder and ovarian cancer

5. Classification of psychiatric disorders

6. E-cigarettes linked to smoking cigarettes in youth; Chantix best for smoking cessation


Medical News Report 103 (August 2020)



Medical News Report Update on Covid - Mid July 2020

Medical News Report 102 (July 2020)


Medical News Report 101 (June 2020)


Medical News Report 100 on Corona Virus (May 2020)

**Medical Report Update on Coronavirus May 6, 2020**






Update on Corona Virus (April 2 2020)

Medical News Report 99 on Corona Virus (April 2020)

Medical News Report 98 (March 2020)





Medical News Report 97 (February 2020)

1. Plant based diets and others trending (Fasting, Mediterranean, DASH, At+kins,
 Keto, Alkaline, Paleo, etc.); Body cleansing and Detox techniques; Activated
 charcoal; Top 10 diets googled in 2019
    A. Supplements for brain health; value of glucosamine; quack methods
    B. Stem cell treatment—unproven in many cases
    C. How many steps (walking) are necessary to reduce mortality
    D. The effect of menstrual periods on productivity in women
     1- Attempts to reduce drug costs ongoing,
      2- Medicare Part D (prescription plans) changes in 2020
      3- Need for better regulation of dietary supplements
      4- Drug importation from Canada


Medical News Report 96 (January 2020)

1. How effective is the CPAP machine for obstructive sleep apnea? Other alternatives--dental prostheses, tongue nerve stimulator effectiveness, surgery

2. A close look at treatment for Asthma

3. Medical Updates:

    A. Rotovirus vaccine—new; Norovirus, Hepatitis A outbreaks  

    B. Medications for gastric reflux for long term use—safety concerns and benefits; Zantac taken off the market—contains carcinogen

    C. At what age should one consider stopping routine cancer screenings

    D. Atrial Fibrillation- the new Watchman procedure

4. Immunotherapy for cancer—success and side effects (Cancer Survivorship Series #5)


Medical News Report 95 (December 2019)

1. Ground breaking study on medical therapy vs. invasive techniques for ischemic heart disease

2.  Infectious Diseases Series

A. Pneumoniatypes and treatment; updates on resistant infections

B. Shingles shot-newer Shingrix vaccine

C. New Influenza drug to shorten symptoms; more info on complications of flu bug; warning about vaping and flu-like symptoms

D. Measles outbreaks continue! Complications can be severe

E. Update on HPV virus and Hepatitis B vaccinations; Immunization schedule for all adult vaccines

3. Do Lawyer ads for class action suits against drugs and medical devices do harm?

4. Red Meat is ok to consume or is it?

5. Ovarian cancer risk in BRCA gene mutation women—new guidelines

6. Drugs and Bucks!! Big Pharma—how are we going to reduce drug prices? An update!


Medical News Report 94 (November 2019)

1. Breast cancer screening—dense breasts; BRCA gene testing; all hormones for menopausal women increase breast cancer rise; when to stop screening?; other cancer risks

2. e-cigarettes (vaping)—causing death, pneumonia, and explosions; JUUL drops flavored e-cigs

3. Baldness—different types and treatments for hair loss

4. Driving as we age---when is it time to give up the keys?

5. Peripheral Neuropathy


Medical News Report 93 (October 2019)

1. Diseases (communicable) coming into the U.S. from Immigrants

2. Medical Tourism and Doctors going out of country to operate on U.S. citizens

3. Medical Updates

   a) Too many people believe cancer can be cured without traditional treatment!!

   b) FDA drug approval process—a need for change!

   c) Blood clots known to occur prior to developing cancer

4. Cannabis plus opioids—Value?  Alternatives to opioids-- gabapentins and pregabalins; Kratom use spreads

5. Early Dementia (and Alzheimer’s)-risk factors; possible preventative measures

6. Triglycerides—the other fat


Medical News Report 92 (September 2019)

1. Human and sex trafficking—multiple causes

2. More on Medicare For All

3. Medical Updates—a) No low dose aspirin for people with out known heart disease b) HPV virus infection in young non-smokers and vocal cord cancers c) persistent cough and gastric reflux-new treatment d) New nasal spray for acute depression-Esketamine  e) New drug to treat daytime sleepiness from obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy

4. Nasal Allergies—new approach to treatment

5. Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenia

6. Cancer Survivorship series--#4Side effects of cancer treatment; complementary treatments


Medical News Report 91 (August 2019)

1. Low back surgery—new concepts--Ruptured Lumbar Discs-consequences; Trans-abdominal approach to lumbar disc 

2. Health Fads, Failures, and Fixes

3. Medical Updates—

   a- Measles outbreaks increasing because of non-vaccinations

   b- Can a mammogram be comfortable and accurately  diagnose cancer as well?

    c- Textured breast implants recalled by the FDA because of cancer risk

    d- Gluten present in 30% of restaurant food that is labeled gluten-free

    e- Healthcare costs and our fractured Congress; Big Pharma winning! Ugh!

4. Medicare for all proposal-my opinion!

5. Migraine Headaches--New preventative medication

6. Impulse Control Disorders (differs from OCD)


Medical News Report 90 (July 2019)

1. Temporo-mandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

2. Breast cancer screening --confusing guidelines from different medical organizations—Do your homework!

3. Body tremors—Neurological diseases

4. Management of cholesterol—new updated guidelines

5. Abortion, Miscarriage, and Premature Birth in the U.S.; Pregnancy risks for older parents, maternal health

6. New medication for Post-partum Depression; Teens with IUDs (after pregnancy) not using condoms to prevent STDs


Medical News Report 89 (June 2019)

1. The biggest Cartel in U. S. history—Big Pharma-price fixing; Trump requiring drug ads to state price per month—a must read!!! 

2. Medical Updates

   a) Religious freedom--Feds rule that doctors and nurses can opt out of performing abortions and sterilization procedures on the basis of personal or religious beliefs; Abortion laws

   b) Smoking cessation and weight gain—does it negate the benefits of not smoking? Update on use of e-cigarettes

   c) Suicides and overdoses on the rise!  

   d) How successful is colon cancer screening?  

   e) Vaginal mesh implants taken off the market by the FDA

   f) Recent Sunscreen concerns—mineral sunscreen alternatives

3. Common Running injuries

4. Cancer survivorship Series-#5Cancer survivorship Series-#5—Side effects of treatment-short and long term--eye and ear side effects, hair loss, infertility, skin cancers

5. Testicular disorders (non-cancer)

6. Diseases of the Muscles (Myopathies)—Hereditary and Acquired


Medical News Report 88 (May 2019)

1. Medical Updates

    a) New recommendations for doctors to screen for intimate partner abuse

     b) Life expectancy dropping for the second straight year! Why?

     c) The UN, WHO, and the World Bank strongly pushing global universal healthcare—thought you should know!

     d) Know the dangers of fluoroquinolones (antibiotics such as Cipro)—FDA new warnings

     e) New study once again dispels the myth of autism from vaccines

2. Hernias

3. Abnormal Sweating—Hyperhidrosis; Hidradenatitis supprativa

4. Contact lens—the latest information

5. Lyme Disease—numbers are rising

6. Testicular Disorders—cancer


Medical News Report 87 (April 2019)

1. Medical Updates

   a) Why don’t patients take their meds as prescribed?

   b) Treating mild hypertension with medication may be unnecessary!

   c) Too much sugar in most yogurts!

   d) Preferences by millennials (18-34) for healthcare—changing the face of medicine

    e) President Trump signs historic Maternity Mortality Prevention Bill; New recommendations for perinatal depression screening for mothers

2. Syncope—Part 2--Orthostatic Hypotension (drop in blood pressure with standing)

3. Explanation of the Cannabis plantsmarijuana and industrial hemp plants, their products and medical value

4. Compulsive social media devicesmedical consequences

5. New success with a new therapy for glioblastomas of the brainelectrical field therapy in combination with chemotherapy; immunotherapy prior to surgery


Medical News Report 86 (March 2019)

1. Medical Updates

  a) Top ten causes of death in the U.S.

  b) Time for doctor visits shrinking!

  c) FDA announces greater oversight over dietary supplements

  d) The JUUL e-cigarette sales going through the roof—causing a nictotine war with other manufacturers

  e) Supreme Court blocks Maryland from trying to prevent drug gouging by Big Pharma! Are you kidding??

2.  The controversy over Ovarian Cancer Screening for all women

3. Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)

4. Syncope—Part 1—fainting/passing out—diagnosis and treatment

5. Sexual assault/harassment update

6. Difference between Doctors--M.D.s and D.O.s; defining allopathic, homeopathic, holistic, naturopathic, and ayurvedic treatments! Eastern Medicine; a new designation medical doctor physician assistant (A.P.)-beware!

7. Lasik Surgery—higher risk than you think!


Medical News Report 85 (February 2019)

1. Medical Updates

   a) Medical News Flash

   b) Statins-value after age 75?

   c) Medicare Spending; Millennial’s preference for healthcare

   d) Coca Cola and other companies considering adding  marijuana chemicals in their products

   e) Valsartan recall—other antihypertensive medications recalled because of cancer causing contaminants

2. Alcoholism—New treatments

3. Multiple Sclerosis--an update and new treatments

4. Golf Injuries--Sports Medicine Series-- Part 1--Biomechanics of the golf swing—Treatment and preventative exercises

5. Uterine Disorders—Part 2—Endometriosis and Adenomyosis (they are different), Fibroids


Medical News Report 84 (January 2019)

1. Medicaid (and Medicare) A look at what it is costing us and the Fraud that occurs!

2. The “Broken Heart” Syndrome

3. Sexual issues in men and women (from medical conditions and treatments)

4. Central Sensitivity Syndrome-New name for fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes

5. Uterine and Cervical Cancer-Uterine Diseases-Part 1—new recommendations for HPV vaccine

6. Cancer Survivorship Series—Part 3—Cancer painmanagement ; the Financial pain


Medical News Report 83 (December 2018)

1. Medical Updates

    a) What type of attire do patients prefer their doctors wear?

    b) Report card on cancer screening rates in the U.S.  

    c) More dairy less cardiovascular disease? More grains less diabetes?

    d) Should patients take probiotics when taking antibiotics to prevent C.diff intestinal infections

    e) Flu symptoms-new treatment and updates, reminder about the new shingles vaccine (Shingrix)

    f) FDA restricts flavored e-cigarettes since youth vaping has doubled in a year!

2. Bad actors in Big Pharma, Law and Medicinegeneric drugs being blocked; vaginal mesh lawsuits— sad stories

3. End of Life IssuesDeath with Dignity--Physician-assisted suicide; Palliative Care/Hospice Care

4. Trump Administration working on Medicare drug costs—Negotiations for Part B and D costs

5. Anti-Depressants-difficult issues


Medical News Report 82 (November 2018)

1) Late Breaking News—3 subjects

  A. New heart valve procedure improves heart failure dramatically—The Mitraclip

  B. Trying to understand Medicare plans (Original versus Advantage Plan—sign up tim3--October 15-December 7)

  C. Expanded ages for the HPV vaccine—11-45—Gardasil 9 for adults

2) Supplements and Vitamins—a $30 Billion business annually—what you need to know

3) Sexting and Sexual behavior in youth and other consequences

4) Chronic Pain Series-Part 7—Summation and updates--Who is most likely to abuse opioids? New medications to fight opioid withdrawal

5) Health and Spirituality


Medical News Report 81 (October 2018)

1. Late Breaking medical news

    A. The benefits of Coffee; how coffee can sabotage a diet

    B.  New information on most Children today will have developed Obesity by age 35

    C. Communicating with your doctor through Electronic Media

    D. Legal rights for patients with serious illness

    E. New and improved flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season

    F. New device for e-cigarettes (Mod-Pod) more attractive to youth--a serious issue  

2. Consequences of gastric reflux—Barrett’s esophagus and dental complications; New FDA approved device to prevent gastric reflux into the throat and lungs (laryngopharyngeal reflux)—the Reza Band

3. Physician Assistants (PAs)—a great addition to medicine

4. The critical role of the FDA—you need to read this!

  a--approval process for medications

  b--fast-tracking medications to market

  c--off-label drug prescribing; The Right To Try Act passed

5. What happened to the U.S. Diplomats in Cuba?-- neurological symptoms in Havana, Cuba last year? Now it has happened in China! What is mass psychogenic illness?

6. Options for Chronic Pain series-Part 6—Psychological care for patients in pain; Mind/ Body techniques that create relaxation; value of Cannabis for chronic pain


Medical News Report 80 (September 2018)

1. Updates—

   A. Big News--Dosage of aspirin and heart protection relates to weight

   B.New warnings about taking aspirin and NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen or naproxin). Aspirin vs oral anticoagulants and intracranial hemorrhage

   C. President Trump convinces Pfizer to delay price increases on 40 drugs

   D. Epipens in short supply; FDA just approved a generic

   E. First Marijuana-derived drug approved by the FDA; Synthetic marijuana is killing people

   F. New blood test to help select smokers for a screening CT scan of lungs to detect early cancer

2. Lyme Disease—the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S.

3. Diagnosis and treatment of Inflammatory Arthritis including a serious form-Spondylitis of the back

4. The rise of Nurse Practitioners; the changing face of primary care medicine and the nursing profession

5. Lifestyle Factors could add 10 years to your life (Life style and life expectancy)


Medical News Report 79 (August 2018)

1. Late breaking Medical News in Cardiovascular disease

   A.  Does treating Atrial Fibrillation prevent future Strokes?  

   B. Fitness can’t counteract Fat in heart attack study

   C. Many people take too many medications that can cause/aggravate depression

2. The best medicinethe animal/human bond

3. Knee Joint Replacement

4. Robotic Surgery—Is it worth it?

5. Options for chronic pain—Part 5—Physical and Occupational therapy, Exercise techniques (yoga, pilates, etc.)

6. Medicare Financial Outlook Worsens; Cost of healthcare for undocumented immigrants

7. Varicose veins


Medical News Report 78 (July 2018)

1. Ground Breaking News in Cancer

     A. Experimental Immunotherapy cures advanced cancer

     B. Life changing news—New genetic test scores allow as many as 70,000 breast cancer patients a year to skip Chemo!

    C. American Cancer Society’s new recommendations for colorectal screening

    D. Feds change guidelines for prostate cancer screening

2. Do you know your Calcium Score (for coronary arteries)?

3. An update on Nutrition and Cardiovascular Diseasesome surprises; Waist measurement and risk for disease

4. Chronic Pain Series—Part 4--Acupuncture, Acupressure, Dry needling, Reflexology

5. New statistics on developing lymphoma surrounding a breast implant

6. America health is not doing well!—look at the trends!


Medical News Report 77 (June 2018)

1. Late Breaking News—A. New contact lens that responds to light are now available; B. FDA cracking down on stem cell clinics C. Trump trying to tackle drug costs

2. Treating Chronic Pain Series—Part 3—Pain management specialists

3. Hip Fractures

4. Dry eye syndrome—keratoconjunctivitis sicca

5. COPD—Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma)

6. Which is the better diet to lose weight…low fat or low sugar?


Medical News Report 76 (May 2018)

1. Options for managing chronic pain—part 2—Chiropractic care    

2. An update on blood clot removal after an ischemic stroke

3. The homeless problem and their medical issues

4. Insomnia—new guidelines for management

5. Healthcare costs have skyrocketed—5 factors

6. Low Lead blood levels responsible for 400,000 cardiovascular deaths annually in the U.S.

7. New guidelines for Seasonal Allergies-they are getting worse every year!


Medical News Report 75(April 2018)

1. New Guidelines for hypertension

2. Diseases of the nails

3. Options for Chronic pain management series—Part 1—Non-opioid medications; Defining Integrative Medicine

4. Obese women have higher rates of congenital malformations in their newborns

5. Deciding about second breast mastectomy to prevent future cancers

6. A look into the future to answers for the healthcare crisis—dr. Eric Topol


Medical News Report 74(March 2018)

1. Plantar fasciitis and Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) –common sports injuries

2. Medical Errors and Malpractice; a new 2017 report  

3. Epilepsy---diagnosing and treating seizure disorders

4. The new Shingles vaccine (Shingrix) and updated information on the virus and CDC recommendations for you!

5. Kratom is dangerous substance—new alert!

6. The latest information on the flu bug and vaccine effectiveness as of February 16 from the CDC


Medical News Report 73 (February 2018)

1. Best Diets Annual Report--January, 2018 U.S. News and World Report

2. February is Heart Month

3. Surgery versus observation (surveillance) in localized prostate cancer in men 75 and younger—a new 20 year study

4. Infection rates and other consequences of cardiac implantable devices (pacemakers and defibrillators)

5. Important questions to ask at the time of discharge from the hospital

6. New information on smoking cessation methods

7. Cancer Survivorship Series—Part 2—recurrence and second independent cancers—a call for lifelong continuous surveillance for survivors

8. Oral manifestations of systemic disease

9. Is there any help to prevent dementia in older people?


Medical News Report 72 (January 2018)

1. Late Breaking News—A new injectible treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction

2.  Dry Mouth Syndrome and dental disease—coping and treatment

3. Hereditary Syndromes that can cause cancer—genetic testing

4. New guidelines for estrogen therapy for menopausal women

5. People with silent atrial fibrillation are at significant risk of stroke

6. Social Anxiety Disorder—so common!

7. Ear Wax impaction-a common problem

8. Interstitial Cystitis-A painful bladder disease especially for women


Medical News Report 71 (December 2017)

1. Late breaking news—a)Some drug combinations are dangerous b) Does the supplement zinc shorten a cold? c) Increasing rates of colorectal cancer in younger people

2. Hoarding disorder

3. Acne Rosacea—“W.C. Fields” skin

4. Pedophilia—profile; differences in their brain anatomy

5. Hematological System Series—Part 5—Lymphatic System--Hodgkin’s Disease/non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

6. What is the spleen and what does it do?

7. Periodontal Disease and its effect on your health--vascular disease and cancer; diagnosis and treatment


Medical News Report 70 (November 2017)

1. Quick notes on late breaking medical news—medical cyberterrorism; resources for checking out different hospice centers

2. Hematological Disease Series—Part 4—Leukemia, Myelodysplastic syndromes(MDS)

3. As we age, is it ever time to consider stop taking many preventative medications or say no to treatment?

4. The most common food-borne illnesses

5. Osteoporosis update

6. Longer Waiting Times for Doctor’s Appointments

7. An update on the Opioid Crisis—a 10 step governmental plan; opioid addicts need different treatment


Medical News Report 69(October 2017)

1. Is genetic testing for you?

2. Obstructive sleep apnea review and update—does CPAP reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease? New updates on options to treat!

3. Shameful prices of prescription drugs (and some generics)

4. The Hematological System—Part 3—White blood cell disease and platelet disorders

5. Peripheral Arterial Disease Series (PAD)—Lower extremity arterial disease


Medical News Report 68(September 2017)

1. Brain tumors—status of Senator John McCain

2. Penicillin Allergies---Real or not?---relationship of antibiotic resistance and resistant infections

3.Eczema---diagnosis and treatment

4.Abdominal and Pelvic Vascular disease

5.Hematological System Series-Part 2-Red blood cell disease—Anemia and Polycythemia

6. Breast issues—an update--Breast MRI recommended for high risk patients; new guidelines for mammography for average risk women

7. Flu vaccine guidelines for 2017-18 just released by the CDC


Medical News Report 67(August 2017)

1. Food allergies

2. The dangers of NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aleve, etc.) and cardiovascular risk for all; cardiovascular disease risks in Migraine patients

3. Drug-Gene testing--Genetic markers to predict the best medication for diseases—i.e. psychological disorders--psychogenomics

4. A look at today’s physicians—the doctor/patient relationship--A must read!

5. The Blood System Series-Part 1-The blood and the bone marrow

6. Should vision, hearing, and dental services be included in Medicare?

7. Dehydration, Heat stroke, and heat exhaustion—a summer reminder and update


Medical News Report 66(July 2017)

1. Cosmetic Genital surgery-male and female; genital mutilation—caution graphic photos; laser vaginal treatments for dryness

2. False Positive/Negative Medical Testsimplications for all patients!

3. “A Quick Note” Series--Joint replacement revisions and the need for prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental work; Chondroitin sulfate for knee arthritis

4. Heart (AV) Block-Electrical conduction heart disease

5. Kidney Cancer


Medical News Report 65(June 2017)

1. Human Abuse Series-Part 5-Nursing Home Abuse

2. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

3. BladderCancer

4. Heart Valve Disease-Part 2-Surgical management

5. A “Quick Note” Series- Sun screens vs umbrellas to prevent sunburn; Epipen expiration date-product still ok!


Medical News Report 64(May 2017)

1. Multiple Myeloma-a blood cancer

2. Some information about Herbal Products and Dietary

Supplements; The Best Fish to Eat (and worse)

3. The Resistance to Vaccinations in the U.S.

4. All about taking medications-Drug/Drug and Herb/Drug interactions/Issues; Adherence in taking medication

5. Human Abuse Series-Part 4-Sexual Abuse/assault and harassment

6.  Yoga poses to do every day!

7. “Just a note” Series-

Coffee vs Tea and cardiovascular health; caffeine vs decaf; e-cigarettes; new guidelines for prostate cancer screening


Medical News Report 63(April 2017)

1. Stem Cell Therapy-what you need to know!

2.Medical Marijuana update

3. A new breakthrough in treating resistant psychological diseases- using psychodelics (psilocybin)- Back to the Future

4. Sugar and artificial sweeteners in the U.S.

5. Heart Valve Disease-Part 1-diagnosis

6. Human Abuse Series—Part 3—Child Abuse

7. Single payer healthcare system-Part 2-The potential advantages

8. “A quick note”-Series-Some question routine pelvic exams when having screening for cervical cancer (Pap smear, HPV)


Medical News Report 62(March 2017)

1. An update on the value of Chrondroitin sulfate/Glucosamine in arthritis patient

2.Single Payer healthcare-Part 1-Woulda single payer healthcare system work in the U.S. if “Trumpcare” falters? How socialism plays a role!

3. Human Abuse Series—Part 2—Domestic Abuse

4. Big Pharma and TV advertising

5. Benign Prostate Enlargement—BPH-diagnosis and treatment

6. Urinary System Series-Part 5-Kidney Failure, Dialysis, and Transplantation

7. CDC Update on adult immunizations released


Medical News Report 61(February 2017)

1. Human Abuse-Part 1--Bullying

2. Body Image Issues—Body Dysmorphia

3. Immunotherapy for Cancer—the latest cancer treatment

4. Palliative Care/Hospice Care/End of Life

5. New Guidelines for nutrition labels on food

6. Heart Failure-diagnosis and management


Medical News Report 60 (January 2017)

1. Cancers caused by the HPV virus

A. Update on vaccination to prevent HPV (Gardasil)

    B. HPV positive oral cavity and throat cancers

    C. HPV positive genital cancers (cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and anal)

2. Botox injections-the many uses today

3. Gastrointestinal Series-Part 15- Gut bacteria and it role in health and

 disease (H.pylori, C.diff)/fecal transplant update/update on probiotics

4. Urinary System Series-Part 4-Kidney and Bladder Stones

5. Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for back pain


Medical News Report 59 (December 2016)

1. An extensive look at how President-Elect Trump and the Congress may change healthcare

2.NSAIDS-Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications

3. The Current Status of Cancer in the U.S.

4.Atrial Fibrillation (cardiac valvular and non-valvular causes)—current concepts and latest treatment option

5. Guidelines for physicians in prescribing pain medication

6. Omega 3 supplements, aspirin, and cardiovascular disease, and cancer in postmenopausal


Medical News Report 58 (November 2016)

1. Comparing Clinton and Trump’s Healthcare plans

2 ADHD-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

3. Substance Abuse Series—Part 2-Opioid/Heroin (Narcotic) Addiction Epidemic

4. The Genitourinary System-Part 2- Infections

5. The Gastrointestinal Series-Part 14-Colorectal Cancer


Medical News Report 57(October 2016)

1. The Endocrine System--the Adrenal Gland-one of the “master glands”; the cortisone producer

2. Substance Abuse Series—Part 1--Alcoholism

3. Gastrointestinal Series—Part 14-Screening for colorectal polyps and cancer; Stool testing and Colonoscopy

4. Gynecological Cancer Series-Part 1-Ovarian Cancer—September was GYN Cancer Recognition Month

5. New Drug Pricing—Shameful!


Medical News Report 56 (September 2016)

1.A new and exciting treatment for Insomnia

2. Concierge Medicine-current status

3.The Genitourinary System—Part 1--Kidney functions and testing

4. The Gastrointestinal System—Part 13-the Large Bowel-Colorectal-functions and diseases-new guidelines for the treatment of acute diarrhea

5. Update onBreast issues-Contraversial Areas-Bilateral Mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer; BRCA gene Update! Cancer screening for women with dense breasts


Medical News Report 55 (August 2016)

1. The Mental Healthcare Crisis

2. Personality Disorders-- Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Behavior Disorder

3. A look at the Insured and Uninsured in Healthcare—is there an alternative to Obamacare? The GOP’s alternative!

4. The Placebo Effect—the Mind/Body Connection

5. Menopause—all you need to know!

6. Management of High Cholesterol; Statin intolerance; Alternative therapy! Combination therapy!


Medical News Report 54 (July 2016)

1. What is a Hospitalist? An Intensivist?

2. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-OCD

3. Parkinson’s disease

4. Gastrointestinal Series—Part 12—Small Bowel Disease

5. The effects of Cancer Treatment—Quality of Life Survivorship--Part 2--Fatigue explained

6. The Surgical management of Sinus Disease including


Medical News Report 53 (June 2016)

1. Consequences of cancer treatment-Cancer Survivorship Series-Part 1—Chemo Brain (radiation and other treatments cause it too)

2. Vertigo—Part 1--the many causes of dizziness

3. New recommendations on the medical treatment of Acute and Chronic Sinus Infections-Part 1

4. The Gastrointestinal Series continues--#12-Gall Bladder disease

5. Healthcare Series for presidential nominees—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

6. Restless Leg Syndrome—a type of Parasomnia

7. A follow up on Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-Sleep problems that complicate treatment


Medical News Report 52 (May 2016)

1. Healthcare plans from the presidential nominees (Part II) Senator Bernie Sander’s Medicare for all- Socialized Medicine—personal comments included

2. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

3. End of Life Care—how to approach it

4. Direct to consumer genetic testing—buyer beware!

5. Autism—May is Autism Awareness Month

6. Lumbar Spinal Surgery with laminectomy and without spinal fusion? New studies give some answers—it could be a game changer!


Medical News Report 51 (April 2016)

1. Presidential Nominee’s Healthcare plans Series—Part 1--Donald J. Trump; (next month Bernie Sanders-free Medicare for all)

2. New updates on Blood Pressure readings!!

3. Update on CPR technique

4. Suicide—what are the early signs?

5. Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Obstruction causes few strokes!!—what are the facts? Also comparing surgery with stenting for carotid disease—the latest!

6. Gastrointestinal Series-Part 11-Pancreatic Cancer

7. It is Allergy Season! What is new?


Medical News Report 50 (March 2016)

1. Breaking News—HPV vaccine is demonstrating a drop in HPV infections

2.  Some thoughts on free stuff, socialism, and healthcare

3. Zika Virus—Up to date information

4. The Fallout of the new breast cancer screening guidelines

5. Gastrointestinal Series-Part 10-Liver cancer

6. It is time to quit smoking—what helps?

7. Myths about Dieting

8. Generalized Anxiety Disorder---diagnosis and treatment


Medical News Report 49 (February 2016)

1. Psychoses--Schizophrenia—diagnosis and new treatments

2. The Hippocratic Oath— “when in doubt, do no harm”; the” poly pill”; are you aware of “double booked” surgeries by some surgeons at Academic Institutions

3. New Healthcare Screening Guidelines for youth

4 STDs-Sexually Transmitted Diseases—Part 4-- (bacterial, protozoan, fungal, and parasitic causes)

5. New information about a gene mutation for Alzheimer’s disease

6. Update on guidelines--Statins for Diabetics by age!

7. Brand new Guidelines for Nutrition!


Medical News Report 48 (January 2016)

1. The Obesity Series-Part 6-Guidelines for management/Medical and Surgical

2. What are GMOs (genetically modified organisms)? Are they harmful to our long term health?—the evidence is mounting!

3. The Gastrointestinal Series—Part 9-the Pancreas—acute pancreatitis

4. STDs-Sexually transmitted disease--part 3-viral causes continued—HIV-AIDS—you need to read this!!

5. Why are there so many re-excisions in breast cancer surgery?

6. Dental Series—causes of bad breath!


Medical News Report 47 (December 2015)

1.The Obesity Series-Part 5----the link to cancer

2. Gastrointestinal Series---Part 8- Upper GI Bleeding and Peptic Ulcer Disease

3. Anticoagulants---Blood Thinners

4. STDs---Part 2—viral causes—Hepatitis B and C, Molluscum Contagiosum

5. Answers to the high cost of healthcare---from the editors of the Harvard Business Review and the New England Journal of Medicine; personal comments

6. Opioid (narcotic) Addiction—what you need to know


Medical News Report 46 (November 2015)

1. The rising cost of healthcare! Can we believe Medical Research findings?

2. The Obesity Series-Part 4-obesity and organ disease-Eating Disorders-Binge and Night Eating Syndrome, Bulimia

3. STDs-Part 2-Sexually Transmitted Diseases-Viral infections/ Statistics on sex in adolescents and teens

4.Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender--the psychological and medical issues-?genetic markers predicting sexual orientation

5. Pulmonary Embolism—Diagnosis and Treatment


Medical News Report 45 (October 2015)

1.Gender Dysphoria— diagnosis, the psychology, and what it takes to transition-trans-sexual assignment surgery

2. The Obesity Series—Part 3—the Pathophysiology of the disease-Hunger Hormones (The stomach is an endocrine organ)

3. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)--Part 1

4. Alzheimer’s Disease-diagnosis and current treatment


Medical News Report 44 (September 2015)

1. Hydration-Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke

2. Female Sexual Dysfunction—new information on a

    Female “Viagra”—Abbyi-the pink pill!—it’s a start!

3. Cataracts--diagnosis and treatment

4. The Gastrointestinal Series-Part 6-Peptic Ulcer Disease

5. The Obesity Series—Part 2—the influence of the environment on Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

6. The Best Hospitals in America (U.S. News and World Report)

7. Follow up from last month on the high cost of Breakthrough Drugs


Medical News Report 43 (August 2015)

1. New concepts in the management of Obesity - Part 1 of the Series

2. The high cost of "Breakthrough Drugs"...You are going to be upset! Some personal observations!

3. Gastrointestinal Series-Part 5-The Stomach Functions and Disorders (Endocrine and Digestive Functions)

4. Can a Vitamin Treat Skin cancer - Vitamin B-3

5. Follow up on Macular Degeneration - Risk Factors!

6. Follow up on the VA Scandal

7. Do you know the health value of statins?


Medical News Report 42 (July 2015)

1. The BRCA gene mutation - value of prophylactic removal of ovaries and tubes; recent updates

2. The Veteran's Administration scandal - an update

3. Return to the endocrine system (part 4) - the pancreas - the insulin producing islet cells of Langerhan

4. The gastrointestinal tract (part 2) - esophageal cancer

5. Macular degeneration of the eye - another major cause of blindness

6. Falls caused by excessive medication - blood pressure medicine - new BP levels recommended for people over 70


Medical News Report 41 (June 2015)



Medical News Report 40 (May 2015)

1.Medical Education is in transition and will affect your HealthcareQuality in the future! Savings for medical Coming..telemedicine

2. Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

3. Lung Cancer Screening covered by Medicare

4. The Latest in Birth Control

5. Shoulder problems, Rotator Cuff, and Total Replacement Surgery—Part 2

6. Late Breaking News on reimbursement to physicians and protection for not following federal practice guidelines

7. “Cancer stricken” author of cookbook faked her cancer for fame and fortune!!


Medical News Report 39 (April 2015)

1. Medical news in brief

2. What you need to know when you are discharged from the hospital - 10 issues

3. Should replacement surgery/rotator cuff injuries (Part 1)

4. Suicide in the young (heard of choking in schools?)


Medical News Report 38 (March 2015)

1. Walgreen’s of Illinois has lawsuit upheld for invasion of privacy; NY Attorney General show massive fraud on ingredients in supplements in many chain stores!!!

2. It is time to Quit-Smoking issues-facts, cessation aids, e-cigarettes, the latest on bad side effects of marijuana and hospital admissions in Colorado (the mile high state for real)

3. Healthcare gone crazy!

4. Yoga improves cardiovascular disease and more!

5. A close look at different medical treatments for osteoarthritis of the knees-from the least beneficial to the best

6. The diagnosis and treatment of strokes-Part 1-Intrarterial removal of a clot after a stroke vs. medical therapy

7. Suicide, Depression, and PTSD

8. The Side Effects of Prostate Cancer treatment—is there a big difference between treatments? Does testosterone cause cancer?-a brand new study; final comments about groundbreaking current research that far exceeds any clinical trial in recent history.


Medical News Report 37 (February 2015)

1. New Information on Controlling Lipids

2. A Major Transformation in Mainstream Medicine (What You Need to Know)

3. PTSD Part II: Our Military and the Public; Acute Grief, Complicated Grief and Depression

4. Another Chapter on Headaches - Tension and Cluster Types


Medical News Report 36 (January 2015)

1. Doctors in training—what will they be like?

2. Osteoporosis and its treatment

3. A Series on PTSD-Not only a Soldier’s disorder—introduction--Part 1

4. Anti-depressants increase the likelihood of gastrointestinal bleeding—Solutions

5. Bowel preps for Colonoscopy

6. Prostate Cancer—Part 4—alternative options-Active Surveillance and Watchful Waiting; Medical therapy for localized, advanced and metastatic disease

7. A final update on the Ebola crisis


Medical News Report 35 (December 2014)

1. Can artificial sweeteners make you gain weight?

2. Clinician’s fatigue by giving into patient’s request for unnecessary antibiotics.

3. Prostate Cancer-Part 4--Staging options for treatment.

4. Loss of the sense of smell and the risk of cardiovascular disease death.

5. Is a blood test coming to detect future cancers?

6. When is it time to switch doctors?... common complaints of patients.

7. Life Expectancy continues to climb.

8. What is the optimum systolic blood pressure to maintain?


Medical News Report 34 (November 2014)

1. Simple Rules for a Healthy Heart Diet

2. Blood Thinner Scandal—Big Pharma is at it again

3. A New Less-addictive Narcotic approved by the FDA

4. Healthcare Update-Obamacare, Medicare

5. The Endocrine System—Part 3—Parathyroid glands, Calcitonin, Vitamin D, and Calcium Metabolism for healthy bones, muscles, nerves, cell function

6. Prostate Cancer--Part 3--Diagnosis—general information and the Gleason Score for aggressiveness of cancer

7. This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine—Implications for Alzheimer’s disease

8. Some personal thoughts about Ebola


Special Report (October 2014)

CDC Information on Flu Vaccines

Medical News Report 33 (October 2014)

1. New Recommendations for Aspirin to prevent major disease
2. Alcohol Consumption-the less, the better
3. Headaches—Diagnosis and Treatment of Migraines
4. Pomegranate component found to be clinically valuable in the treatment of diseases caused by inflammation (Alzheimer’s, etc.)
5. Yoga—part 2—the physiologic value to your body, core poses
6. Prostate Cancer—the PSA and the Gleason Score
7. Many drugs interfere with thyroid med’s absorption; cost of
insulin skyrockets

Medical News Report 32 (September 2014)

1. New recommendations for hand hygiene for healthcare providers
2. Three more causes of pelvic pain—part 3—Fibroids, Ovarian abnormalities, and Urinary Tract Infections
3. Endocrine Diseases- the Thyroid Gland
4. BONUS COVERAGE-Yoga—a great tool for health
5. Prostate Disease—A series—Part 1
6. A follow up on Ebola
7. Take the challenge for ALS—neuromuscular diseases

Medical News Report 31 (August 2014)

1. "Cancer is so limited", by Robert L. Lynn
2. The Body’s Systems- The Endocrine System—The Pituitary Gland
3. Disability Insurance Scams
4. A report on the Veterans Administration’s healthcare system
5. Pelvic Pain—3 more causes in women
6. Pelvic exams—are they necessary in asymptomatic women?
7. When to do genetic testing
8. Recommendations for screening the carotid artery in asymptomatic patients
9. Chantix and Nicotine Patch combined are better for smoking cessation
10. Don’t stop taking generic medications because the color or shape changes
11. The medical crisis on our borders
12. The best hospitals in America according to the US News and World Report
13. Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

Handbook on Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts & Figures (July 2014)

Medical News Report 30 (July 2014)

1. Do you trust your doctor?
2. Triglycerides—the other fats
3. Medical Marijuana—why is medicine and the government dragging their feet?
4. Pelvic Pain—the possible causes in women
5. The government’s recommendations for screening the public for Hepatitis B
6. Cosmetic surgery for men—before and after photos
7. Testosterone-FDA warning

 Medical News Report 29 (June 2014)

1. Physician compensation, etc.
2. More on the future of Medicine-part 3
3. Diabetes treatment-final part
4. Heart Failure—part 2
5. Choosing wisely: what you need to know regarding patient care from the American
Academy of Family Practice
6. HPV testing to replace the Pap Test?
7. Headaches-migraines-review and treatment- Part 2
8. Consumer report on recommended sunscreens

 Medical News Report 28  (May 2014)

1. The Future of Medicine—Part 2
2. Late breaking medical news in brief
a. Glucosamine-does it really help joint pain?
b. A new head device to help migraine headaches
c. Influenza
d. What cancer has taught me!
e. Abdominal aortic aneurysms and carotid
f. New device for high frequency hearing loss
g. Big Pharma, insurance companies, Obamacare
h. E-cigarettes—FDA regulation
i. Tamiflu does not help the flu
j. NSAIDS (arthritis/pain meds) found to have more
side effects
k. Theater popcorn---calories
3. Final summary on Breast Cancer and the future
4. Heart Failure-definition, causes, tests, and treatment - Part I

 Medical News Report 27 (April 2014)

1) The guide to the Future of Medicine—amazing technology
2) Shorter Medical issues
a) Testosterone therapy-be careful
b) More on breast cancer-reconstruction, BRCA gene mutations; surgical margins on lumpectomy
c) More thoughts on obstructive sleep apnea
d) Food addiction--signs
e) Silent stroke vs. TIA (transient ischemic attack)
f) New information on statins
g) Strokes in women
h) New recommendations for nutrition food labels
i) Lavender pills have clinical significanc
j) FDA approves an even stronger hydrocodone?
k) FDA advisory committee recommends the HPV virus test to replace the Pap Smear?? Not so fast!!
3) Back Surgery-options

Medical News Report 26 (March 2014)


 1) Type 2 Diabetes: Continuation of Complications, Ketoacidosis/Coma
2) Where Obesity Begins - Age 50
3) Low back pain and most common causes
4) Headaches: Understanding the causes; Migraines Part 1
5) Breast Cancer: Atypical ductal and lobular hyperplasia-becoming invasive carcinomas; chemoprevention guidelines; NCI risk factor model for breast cancer
6) Late breaking medical news

 Medical News Report 25(February 2014)


1) Sleep abnormalities - Narcolepsy
2) The top medical news of 2013
3) Hemorrhoids
4) Short medical subjects

Medical News Report 24 (January 2014)

1) Diabetes complications continued—Neuropathies (nerve dysfunction)
2) Obesity-part 1—what has happened to America?
3) Short medical subjects (Low T/ED treatment, statins, smoothies, welfare states, follow up on lipid management, etc.)
4)Breast cancer-part 3-the stages and recommendations for treatment
5) Sleep-insomnia and treatment options

 Medical News Report 23 (December 2013)

 1) Sleep Physiology Part II: Insomnia
2) The FDA, US Government, Medicare, and Big Pharma— the Mafia?
3) Diabetic Complications continued—Neuropathy-nerve dysfunction
4) Breast Cancer-part 2--Diagnosis
5) Brand New Guidelines to prevent cardiovascular events and stroke— Major Changes!! Controversy begins!
6) Short Medical Subjects including Low-T, Life’s Simple Seven, nutrition info, and many more
7) Low Back Pain/Lumbosacral disease—understanding what is happening

 Medical News Report 22 (November 2013) 

1) Diabetes Type II continued -- kidney complications
2) Genetic testing--where are we?
3) Breast cancer--predisposing factors
4) Short subjects from A to Z

 Medical News Report 21 (October 2013)

 1) Cardiac Arrest/CPR/AEDs
2) New information on angioplasty and stents in the face of a heart attack
3) Good news for Big Pharma, bad news for hospitals
4) Robotic surgery…is it better?
5) Sleep—why do we need it, and what happens if we don’t get enough—Part 1
6) Do you know “Molly”?
7) Cervical spine surgery—another edition of the spine series
8) October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH-part 1 of an extensive breast cancer series
9) Follow up on report about mesh implant repairs for pelvic prolapse

 Medical News Report 20 (September 2013)

1) Screening for lung cancer in high risk smokers; Air pollution and lung cancer; cigarette taxes, pot smokers
2) More on doctor’s training and how it will affect you  3) Governmental help for financial issues
4) Celiac disease and risk of lymphoma  5) More on complications of Type-2 diabetes—vascular-heart and stroke
6) “The irony of it all”    7) Ticks and Lyme Disease
8) Follow up on Adult Sleep Apnea-dental appliances   9) Surgery for incontinence and pelvic prolapse-a complicated issue
10) Spices from foreign countries contaminated with Salmonella

 Medical News Report 19 (August 2013)

1) Money and Medicine  2) Probiotics have come of age
3) Melanoma can recur even after 10 years; vaccines for melanoma 
4) Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children
5) Type 2 Diabetes- part 4- complications of the disease-part 1-- eye and skin
6) The Spine-part 3- cervical spine imaging and indications for surgery 
7) “Hamburger health”
8) Bladder issues-part 3-urinary incontinence 
9) Fish oil (Omega 3) and the risk of prostate cancer


 Sleep Apnea (August 2013)


Medical News Report 18 (July 2013)

 1) Drug comparisons of the statins 
2) The Supreme Court saves the day
3) The white population is diminishing faster than predicted 
4) High risk pregnancy in the young and older (>40)  
5) How to stay healthy 
6) Diagnosing and monitoring TYPE 2 Diabetes
7) The Cervical Spine-diagnosis-Part 2 on the Spine 
8) Organ Transplantation 
9) Hospital transparency with medical bills
10) Did Michael Douglas really get cancer from having sex 
11) Double check your doctor and pharmacist before
accepting a filled prescription
12) Obama trying to sell Obamacare

 Medical News Report 17 (June 2013)

1) More on Big Pharma and late breaking news on compounding pharmacies
2) Triclosan, the FDA, and our food 
3) Diabetes, obesity, gastric bypass and Gov. Chris Christy
4) Doctors today and yesterday 
5) Bladder Problems-- Part 2  
6) Spine Disorders--Part 1
7) Anjelina Jolie and the BRCA breast cancer gene mutation 


Medical News Report 16 (May 2013)

1) Skin Manifestations of Allergy
2) Diabetes Mellitus- TYPE 2-Part 2—signs, symptoms, and lab diagnosis
3) Big Pharma-Part 1—the straight scoop on drug companies
4) Oral cancer screening and the dentist
5) Long term use of meds for GERD—the concerns
6) Why are parents not getting their kids vaccinated?
7) Melanomas are not all BLACK
8) Hyperactive bladder-Part 1
9) Should prophylactic antibiotics be given for dental work if the patient has had a joint replacement?
10) Food stamps are going to illegal immigrants—why are they a health issue?


Medical News Report 15 (April 2013)

1) Estrogen and the Post-Menopausal Woman
2) Diabetes - Some Thoughts About Incidence
3) The Best Time to Take Your Pills
4) Coffee and Tea - Is It Medicine?
5) Certain Medications Combined Can Hurt Your Kidney Function
6) A New Hospital Acquired Infection Has A 50% Mortality Rate
7) Bullying and Being Bullied Causes Life-Long Problems  
8) Food Addiction
9) Healthcare Update - 55 Drugs Cost Medicare 85% of the Money Spent On Part B Drugs. Congress Wants to Regulate Compounding Pharmacies


 Medical News Report 14 (March 2013)

1) Gastrointestinal Disorders (Celiac disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Lactose intolerance, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome-IBS)
2) Allergies and Allergens Part 2-an Allergist’s view 
3) Head Injuries-Serious consequences Part 2
4) US Healthcare- why aren’t we #1--the future


 Medical News Report 13 (February 2013)

1) Asthma and COPD
2) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
3) Bipolar Disorder
4) Head Injury and It's Consequences (Update on Hilary Clinton's Injury)
5) Brief Information On Recent Medical Issues


 Cancer Advances 2012


 Medical News Report 12 (January 2013)

1) Upper and Lower Respiratory Disease - Part I
2) Fibromyalgia - Is It A Real Disease?
3) Surgical Treatment of Arthritis - Joint Replacement
4) Exiting Advances In Cancer Research (See Extra Link Below)
5) Concussion and Intracranial Transverse Venous Sinus Thrombosis - Hilary Clinton's Problem
6) Brief Information On Late Breaking Medical News


Questionable Medical Methods


Dateline NBC on Clinical Drug Trials


 Food Chart


 Medical News Report 11 (December 2012)

1) Fungal and Bacterial Meningitis, Compared To Viral Encephalitis
2) Part II On Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis - Medical Treatment; Gouty and Psoriatic Arthritis (next month surgical treatment of arthritis)
3) Pneumonia - Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
4) Brief Information On The Latest In Medical News and Advances In Medicine
5) Fungal Meningitis Update, Bacterial Meningitis Contrasted to Viral Encephalitis


 Medical News Report 10 (November 2012)

1) How your teeth & mouth play a role in diseases (cardiac to diabetes)
2) Antioxidants - Are Supplements As Good As The Foods That Contain Them?
3) Brief Info On Recent Advances In Medical Issues
4) Osteoarthritis Vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis Defined and Contrasted


 Medical News Report 9 (October 2012)

1) Cardiac Arrythmias
2) Multiple Scerlosis
3) Vitamin D (A Miracle Vitamin)
4) Brief Info On The Following:
 (a) Global Cancer Epidemic
(b) Shingles Virus (Zostavax)
(c) Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work or Cleanings?
(d) Second Medical Opinions
(e) Lightning Injuuries
(f) The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen
(g) Food Borne Disease
(h) Probiotics - What Are They?


 Medical News Report 8  (September 2012)

1) GERD-Gastro-esophageal reflux, hiatal hernia and the connection to esophageal cancer
2) Hypertension-why is it so serious?
4) Depression-associated anxiety and treatment Click here for Depression rating scale
5) Added screening services for women
6) The Latest Medical News


Medical News Report 7 (August 2012)

1) Autoimmune Disease-Cont'd Lupus and Sjogren's Disease
2) Tumors of Brain-Benign and Malignant
3) The Signs/Symptoms of Acute Myocardial Infarction
4) Depression
5) The Pharmaceutical Industry
6) The Latest Medical News
7) CaringBridge.com


Medical News Report 6 (July 2012)

1) Hepatitis A, B, and C - Acute and Chronic
2) The Changing Scene of Cancer Screening
3) Snoring and Sleep Apnea - see attached
4) A Look at Medicaid and Obamacare; The Supreme Court's Decision
5) The Latest Medical News


Medical News Report 5 (for more on the stages of melanoma click here) (June 2012)

1) The Lipid Profile
2) Pain Management, Narcotic Abuse
3) Sunscreens/Skin Cancer
4) Differentiating Age-Related Memory Problems from Clinical Dementia
5) June is Gout Awareness Month, and other Late Breaking Medical News


Medical News Report 4 (May 2012)

1) Signs of Stroke-see attached
2) Is Sugar Toxic?
3) Obamacare & Medicare
4) Treating Cholesterol with Statins


Medical News Report 3 (April 2012)

1) HPV- Human Papilloma Virus and Vaccine
2) Who Spends the Medicare Dollar?
3) Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer
4) Hearing Loss/Devices
5) Preventative Health Issues


Medical News Report 2 (March 2012)

1) Cold Remedies
2) Tamiflu
3) Alert: Your Car Could Be Killing You
4) Obamacare


Medical News Report 1 (February 2012)

1) General Information
2)Public Policy and Healthcare Politics
3) New Drugs
4) In the News
5) Health and Wellness Issues


Human BodyMedical Staff




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