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Subject Index

Welcome to the Index of Subjects from A to Z for the Medical News Reports

The index will be updated every three months

Click on the numbers after the subject to link to the report(s) about the subject

**Special Reports are at the end of the index**

A

A V Heart Block {66}

 

Abdominal aortic aneurysms {68}

 

Aortic valve replacement surgery, TAVI (Trans-aortic valve implantation) {65}

 

Abuse - cyber/sexual/physical {39} {64} bullying {61} human/domestic {62} child abuse {63} {64}  Types {63} Nursing home, seniors {65}
 
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) {58}

 

Addiction, opioid, narcotic {47}

Treatment and recovery  {58}

 

Addison's disease {57}

 

Adrenal gland disorders, cancer, tumors {57}

 

AIDS {46}

 

Alcohol {25, 33}
     Heavy drinkers {39}

Alcoholism {57}

Aldosterone {61}

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) {33}

Allergy {14, 16} skin, treatment, antihistamines, Nasacort {25} food allergies (dairy,nuts, shellfish) {67}

     Diagnosis, treatment {51} Penicillin {68}

American Cancer Society Guildelines - mammography {50}

Amyloid in multiple myeloma {64}

Anaphylaxis {67}

Anemias, iron deficiency, aplastic, sickle cell, hemolytic, Fanconi's {68}

Aneurysms including aortic and intracranial {24, 28} (also see vascular)

Angiotensin-renin system {61}

Antibiotics for dental procedures in joint replacement patients {66}

Anticoagulants {46}

Antidepressant Medications {50}

 

Antihypertensives that treat heart failure {61}

 

Antisocial Personality Disorders {55}

 

Anxiety Disorders {50}

Alzheimer's Disease (also see Dementia) {12, 45}

Antibiotics {6, 9, 16}
     Unnecessary Prescribing {35}

Anticoagulants (see also blood thinners) {34, 47}

Antidepressants (see also depression){36}

Antihistamines {51}

Anti-inflammatory medications (JSAIDs) uses, side effects {59}

Antioxidants (also see supplements) {10, 11}

Aortic aneurysms {68}

 

Aortic valves disease {63}

 

Aplastic anemia {68}

 

Apnea, obstructive sleep {6, 19, 20, 23, 27 , 69} (special report on OSA)
     Pacemaker for OSA to treat {25}

Appointments, doctor's, prolonged waiting time {70}

Arrhythmias-atrial fibruillation, other atrial arrhythmias {59}

Arterial disease of the lower extremeties {69}

Artery, carotid, obstruction {51}

Arthritis, gout {5}, osteoarthritis {10, 11}, rheumatoid arthritis {10, 11}, Psoriatic {11, 40}      Sjogrens Syndrome {7}, Surgical correction {12}, Meds {28}, Osteo Comparison of Treatments {38,} chondroitin sulfate/glucosamine supplement {62}

Aspartame-sugar substitute-Nutrasweet, Equal {63}

Asperger's Syndrome {52}

Aspirin {22, 47}    Uses, side effect, prevention of cardiovascular disease {59}

Asthma {8, 12, 13}

Atherosclerosis of abdominal and pelvic vessels, obstruction, thrombosis {68}

Atopic dermatitis {67} eczema {68}

Atrial Fibrillation {59}

Autism {52}

Autistic spectrum disorder and sleep problems {53}

Autonomic nervous system {61}

B

Back pain, surgery {27}, spine issues, sciatica, anatomy of spine, back muscles {17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27}

Bacteria, gut {25} {60}

Balance disorders {53}

Balloon Sinuplasty {54}

Benign Porstatic Hypertrophy (BPH) {62}

Bernie Sanders Health Care Plan {52}

Big Pharma and Television advertising; off-label drugs {62}

Bisexual STDs {46}

Binge Eating {46}

Bipolar Disorder (also see manic depression) {12, 13}

Birth Control Medication {40}

Bladder Infection, Incontinence, Cancer {16, 17, 19, 20}{58}{65}

Bladder Issues includes cancer, infection, incontinence, stones {16, 17, 19}

Bladder Stones {60}

Bleeding, upper gastrointestinal, anticoagulant {47}

Blood cancers treated by stem cell therapy {63} Multiple myeloma {64}

Blood count, complete (CBC) {67}

Blood diseases {67}

Blood Pressure, medications falls {42}; Measurements and new guidelines {51}

Blood Thinners (see also anticoagulants){34}

Body dysmorphia {61}

 

Body Lice, Bed Bugs {49}

 

Bone density testing - DEXA scan {70}

 

Bone marrow {67} transplants- stem cell therapy {63} Side effects {63} For multiple myeloma {64}

 

Borderline Personality Disorders {55}

 

Botox Injections {60}

 

Bowel Disease {54}

 

BPA-bisphenol (toxin in plastics){39}
 
Brain
     Stroke (see stroke)
     Aneurysm (see aneurysm)
     Cancer (see cancer), tumors, polio virus treatment {39}
     Degenerative diseases (see specific disease)
Tumors (malignant, Benign) {68}

BRCA gene mutation {17, 42}

BRCA gene mutation in breast and ovarian cancer {27} treatment options {56}

 

Breast Cancer {17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28}
     BRCA Gene Mutation {17}
     Density Issues (thickness) {13}
     Ductal carcinoma {26}
     Screening Guidelines {11, Special Report 2015} {68}
     Stages of Breast Cancer {24}
     Treatment Options {56}
Breast MRI's for high risk breast cancer patients {68}
Breast Reconstruction
     After prophylactic mastectomies {27}
     After cancer surgery {27}

Breast Surgery, cosmetic, reconstruction, reduction {65}

Buprenorphine (suboxone) treatment for opioid addiction {58}{70}

Bulimia {46}

Bullying {13} {61}

Burnout {65} physician {67}

BUN - test for kidney function {56}

C

CA-125-ovarian cancer {57}
 
CDC- Commuicable Diseases Center-Viruses Zika {50}
 
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines, options {69}
 
CPR-new guidelines for technique {51}
 
Cancer-general subjects, cancer advances, screening {6}, cancer treatment and Survivorship Handbook - special reports, skin {5}, Breast Guidelines 2015 {Special Report} kidney cancer {66}
       Blood for {35}
Link to obesity {47}
       Liver {50}
       Women (female cancers) {12}
       Vaccine {39}
Survivorship-side effects of cancer treatment-fatigue {54}
       Cancer 2016 update, deaths, screenings, survivors {59}
 
Candida Albicans (yeast) vaginal infections, STDs {49}
 
Cannabinoid (marijuana) therapy {63}
 
Care-End of Life {52}
 
Cardiac (see also heart failure, heart attack, myocardial, infection, carditis, arrhythmias),
     Special Reports {9, 21, 23, 28, 29}
     Arrest {21}
     Cardiac events {23}
     Defibrillator for cardiac arrest {11}

Cardioversion for atrial fibrillation {59}

Caregiver abuse of elders {65}

CaringBridge.com (a survivors website) {7}

Carotid artery obstruction, treatment, surgery, stent {51}

Carotid disease {28, 31}

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome {10, 11}

Cataracts {8, 44}

Celiac Disease (Gluten sensitivity) {14, 20}{67}

Cephalosporins (Keflex) cross=allergy reactions with penicillin {68}

Cereve Sleep System {56}

Cervical, spine, surgery {21}

Cervix, Cervical cancer caused by HPV virus {60} Screening guidelines {63}

Chantix for Smoking Cessation {50}

Chemobrain {53}

Chemotherapy {11}

     For advanced colorectal cancer {58}

Child abuse {63} Sexual {64} genital mutilation {66} allergies {67}

Childhood Obesity {44}

Childhood leukemia {70}

Chlamydia Infections {49}

Chocolate {8}

Cholectystitis {53}
 
Cholecystectomy {53}
 
Cholesterol - Lipids {4, 5, 24}
     In Diet {39}
Management, alternative for treatment {55}

Chondroitin/glucosamine (treatment of arthritis){39}{62} sulfate value {66}

Cigarettes (see also tobacco) {25}

     E type update {53}

Clitoral cosmetic surgery {66}

Clinical trials for brain tumor patients {68}

Clinton Healthcare plan {58}

Clostridia dificile gut infections {60}

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Anxiety, Depression {50}

Cognitive impairment from cancer treatment {53}

Colds vs Sinusitis {25}

Cologuard-screening test for colon cancer {57}

Colon functions {56}

Colonoscopy
      Bowel Preps {36}

Colorectal cancer screening {57}{58}

Complementary (also alternative medicine) {27}

Complete Blood Count (CBC) {67}

Complications (postoperative){39}

Compulsive disorder {54}

Concierge Medicine {56}

Concussion (see also head trauma) {12}

Conduction abnormalities of the heart {66}

Constipation {12}

Contraceptives {40}
 
Cortisone {57}
 
Cosmetic surgery
     In men {30}
Breast {65}
     genital surgery-labiolplasty, vaginoplasty {66}

Cost, healthcare {43} {55}

Creatnine test for kidney function {56}

Cushing's Disease {57}

Cyberdating (abuse){39}

Cyberterrorism in health systems {70}

Cystoscopy {58}

D

DT's alcohol withdrawal {57}
 
Dairy related allergy (intolerance-lactose) {67}
 
Death rates
     Cancer {25} {59}
     In the US 2014 {55}

Debt (medical bankruptcy){39}

Decaf vs caffeinated beverages {64}

Dehydration {7, 8}{67}

Dementia {5} Alzheimer's Disease {12, 45}

Dense breasts, screening options, risk for cancer {56}

Dental (see also oral) {10, 11} surgery in joint replacement patients (antibiotics) {66}

Dental appliances for sleep apnea {69}
 
Depression {7, 8}
     Treatment (antidepressants) {36}

Dermatitis {67}{68}

DEXA scan for osteoporosis {55} for bone density {70}

Diabetes including diagnosis, type 2, complications, skin manifestations, foot {15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29} Ketoacidosis {26}

Diabetic Guidelines - stastins, blood sugar, HBGA-1C, lipids {49}
  • Dialysis, kidney {62}
     
    Diarrhea, treatment guidelines {56}
     
    Dieting Myths {50}
     
    Diets
         Healthy Heart {34}
         Mediterranean {25}
         Pills {7}

    Disability, insurance {22, 31}

    Discharge Instructions (hospital){39}

    Diseases of the colon {56}

    Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis {56}

    Dizziness {53}

    Doctors (see physicians) {2, 30} profile {67}

         In training {36}

         When to switch {35}

    Domestic Violence {62}
     
    Donald Trump healthcare plan {51}
     
    Drug addiction {58}
     
    Drugs
         Illegal {25, 30}
         Cost {43}{69}
         Pricing {57}
                Interactions{64}
            Psychological-gene testing {67}

    Duodenum-small bowel disease {54}

    DVT, Deep Vein Thrombosis, leg {45}

    Dysmorphia - body {61}

    E

    EPI pen injectors {65}

    Eating Disorders, Bulimia, Binge {46}

    Ebola infection {31, 32, 34, 35}

    Eczema-allergic dermatitis {67} exzematoid dermatitis {68}

    E-cigarettes {25, 28, 50} {53} abuse by youth{64}

    Education (medical){40}

    Elderly abuse {65}

    Elderly healthcare - is it ever time to stop preventative medication and when to consider refusing treatment because of age {70}

    Eliquis {47}

    End of Life Care {52} {61}

    Endocrine glands - system (see also specific glands, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, ovary, testes, pancreas) {31, 32, 34}

    Endoscopic sinus surgery {54}

    Energy drinks {12}

    Eosinophilic esophagitis {67}

    Epinephrine use in anaphylaxis {67}

    Erectile dysfunction {24}

    Erythropoietin, kidney production {56}

    Esophageal - cancer, reflux (GERD) {8} hiatal hernia

    Esophagitis (Barrett's) {41}, Esosinophilic {67}

    Esophagus, Achalasia {41}

    Estrogen {15} (see also ovaries, breast)

    Eye, Macular Degeneration {43}

      Cataracts {44}

      Glaucoma {41}

    F

    Famvir, Treatment for Shingles {52}
     
    Fanconi's anemia {68}
     
    Fast foods {12} see also foods
         Weight Gain {39}

    Fats (see also lipids) {24}

    Fatigue from cancer treatment {54}

    Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic {13}

    FDA (see healthcare issues, pharmaceutical companies) {23}

    FDA approval of specific types of stem cell therapy {63}

    FDA how groups get around the rules {63}

    FDA regulations for E-cigarettes {53}

    Fecal tests for colon cancer {57}

    Fecal, implants {24} transplants to treat intestinal disease {60}

    Female (sexual dysfunction){44}

    Female physicians {67}

    Fenofibrate treatment for cholesterol {55}

    Fentanyl-synthetic opioid overdose {70}

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome {57}

    Fibrillation (Atrial) {59}

    Fibroids {32}

    Fibromyalgia {12, 25}

    Financial fraud of elders {65}
     
    Finger
         Trigger {25}

    Fish oil (see Omega) {3, 19} best and worst to eat {64}

    Flesh eating bacteria {6}

    Flu shots {22, Report} vaccine for 2017-2018 update guidelines {68}

    Food (see diet, vegetables, fruits, food chart, addiction, report) {12, 13, 15, 27} allergies {67}
         Cooking oils {22}
         Fats {22}
         Pomegranate {33}
         Popcorn calories {28}
         Addiction {27}
         Smoothie recipe {24}
         Red yeast rice {22}
         Spices {18, 20}
         Food borne illness {9}
         Superfoods {6}
         Food stamps {16}
     

    Food poisoning, food borne illnesses {70}

    Fruits (see foods)

    Functions of the colon {56}

    Functions of the kidneys {56}

    Future of Medicine Series {25, 26, 27, 28}

    Fungal diseases (meningitis, pulmonary, steroid injections) {11}

    Fusion (Spinal, Lumber) {52}

    G

    Gall bladder disease {53}
     
    Gallstones {53}
     
    Gardasil vaccine for HPV virus prevention {60}
     
    Garlic and other herbs {64}
     
    Gastrointestinal (see specific diseases of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small and large intestine, rectal, anal)
         GERD (see reflux) {8, 16}

    Gastritis, bleeding {47}

    Gay, medical issues {46}

    Gender, dysphoria {45}

    Gene testing to select best medication-psychological {67}

    Genital Cancers caused by HPV {50}

    Genital cosmetic surgery {66}

    Genital mutilation of children {64}

    Genetic markers, LBGT {46}

    Genetic Testing, 23andme {52}

    Genital herpes {46}

    Genotyping for best medications {67}

    Glaucoma {41}

    Gonorrhea, STDs, vaginal, penile, eye {49}

    Government (see healthcare issues, VA, Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, FDA) {1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 28}

    Genital cancers {60}
     
    Genetic -  causes of cancer, counseling, markers and cancer treatment {59}
     
    Genetic testing {22, 27, 31}
         Melanoma {10}
         Mutations {27}
         BRCA {27}

    GERD (see reflux) {8, 16}

    Glioma of the brain {68}

    Global disease, outbreaks and epidemics {9}

    Glioblastomas of the brain {68}

    Glucosamine (see also supplements) {28, 39}

    Gluten free foods, sensitivity, celiac disease {14, 20}

    Gout (see arthritis) {5}

    Government dependency {50}

    Graft versus Host Disease (from transplants and stem cell therapy) {63}

    Guidelines, screening, lung {41} HPV vaccination in children {60}

    Gut (gastrointestinal infections) infections {60}

    H

    H Pylori infections causing peptic ulcers {60}

    HPV virus testing {60}

    Hair loss, from chemotherapy (cooling caps){10}

    Hand, hygiene {32}

    Harassment-sexual {64}

    Head trauma, injury (see also concussion) {13}

    Headache
         Migraine {26, 27, 33}
         Tension {37}
         Cluster {37}

    Health screenings (see also screenings)

    Healthcare costs {46, 47}
     
    Healthcare issues {1, 4, 8, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 34,38,41}
         Also govt FDA {27}
         Medicare and Medicaid {34}, Obamacare, medical insurance, VA {31}
         Healthcare Gone Crazy {38}
         Healthcare plan of Donald Trump {51}
    Healthcare plan Sanders {52}
              Healthcare plan Trump {59}
         Single Payer System {62}

    Hearing loss {10, 11, 28}

    Heart block, AV {66}

    Heart failure {28, 29}{61} attack {7, 10, 11, 21}, arrhythmia {9}, see also cardiac {9, 21, 23, 28, 29}, cardiovascular events {23}, Function {61} Healthy heart diet {7} Mechanism {61} Symptoms {61} Treatment {61} Atrial Fibrillation {59}

    Heart valve disease {63} surgery {65}

    Heat Stroke, exhaustion {44} {67}

    Hemoglobin {67}

    Hemolytic anemia {68}

    Hemorrhoids {25}

    Hepatitis (A, B, C, toxic, alcoholic) {6, 47}

    Herbs for health; interactions with medications {64}

    Heroin {47}{58} overdose (addiction with or without fentanyl) {70}

    Herpes simples, genital herpes {46}

    Herpes Zoster {10, 11}, {52} infection {13} shingles {52}

    High risk breast cancer patients use of MRI's {68}

    Hillary Clinton Healthcare Plan {53}

    Hippocratic Oath {49}

    Hormone replacement therapy {55}

    Hospice care {61}{70}

    Hospitalist {54}

    Hospitals {18, 26, 31}, infection {13}, Discharge Instructions {39}, Best in US 2015 {44}

    HIV, AIDS {46}

    HPV (Human papilloma virus) {46}

    HPV testing at the time of a pap smear test {63}

    Human abuse-child abuse {63}

    Hydration {44}

    Hypertension, anti-hypertensive meds {8}; Measurements using blood pressure cuff {51}

         Caused by renin/angiotensin elevation {56}

    Hypochondriasis {50}

    HPV - Human Papilloma virus (see also viruses) {27, 29}, oral salivary test for oral HPV {8} , Virus infection {50}

    Hydronephrosis of the kidney {60}

    I

    IVP (Intravenous pyelogram) {58}

    Ileum-small bowel disease {54}

    Illegal drugs, designer drugs {21}, Molly {21}

    Image, Body {61}
     
    Immune System {61}
     
    Immunosuppressive treatment for transplant patients {63}
     
    Immunotheraphy {61}
     
    Implants, breast {65}
     
    Infections, viral HPV - Zika {50}
     
    Insurance, health (see healthcare issues)
         Disability {22, 31}

    Influenza vaccines, illness, Tamiflu (see also vaccines, viruses) {2, 28}, Special Report , vaccine guidelines 2017-2018 {68}

    Inner ear disease, vertigo {53}

    Insomnia (also see sleep abnormalities) {23, 24}

    Incontinence (see also bladder, pelvic prolapse) {16, 17, 19, 20}

    Influeneza Immunization effectiveness for adults 2017 {62}

    Injuries - brain, head {13, 14} concussion {12}, lightning {9}

    Insomnia {56}

    Insured Americans, discussion {55}

    Intensivist {54}

    Iron deficiency anemia {68}

    Irritable bowel syndrome (see also Celiac, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis {14}

    J

    Jaundice, pancreatic cancer {51}

    Jock Itch {49}

    Joint - replacement {12, 40}, (also see Arthritis){10, 11, 12} replacement and dental surgery-need for antibiotics {66} revision surgery {66}

    K

    Keflex allergy crossover with penicillin {68}

    Kidney {22} Functions and tests {56} stones {60} cancer {66}

    Ketoacidosis, diabetic [26}

    Kidney infections {58}

    Kidney renal artery stenosis {68}

    Kratom synthetic opiate {58}

    L

    Labioplasty, genital cosmetic surgery {66}

    Labrynthitis {53}

    Lactose intolerance {8, 14, 26} {56}{67}

    Laminectomy {52}

    Laser treatments for vaginal disorders {66}

    Late breaking news {26}

    Lesbian, medical issues {46}

    Leukemia as result of Polycythemia Vera, Myelproliferative neoplasms {68}

    Leukemiaa, lymphatic (lymphoblastic), myelocytic (myeloblastic) acute, chronic, adult, childhood {70}

    Leukoplakia, oral {11}

    Life Expectancy {35}
     
    Lipids (see also fats) {1, 24, 37}
         Management {1, 24}

    Lithotripsy for kidney stones {60}

    Liver Cancer {50}

    Low back pain {26}

    Low calorie sugar substitutes {63}

    Lumbar spine surgery {52}

    Lupus {7}

    Lymphatic leukemia, acute, chronic, adult, childhood {70}

    Lymphatic System {61}

    Lymphogranuloma Venereum {49}

    M

    MRI's for high risk breast patients {68}

    MRI's for brain tumors {68}

    Macular Degeneration (eye){42, 43}

    Malaria {8}

    Male enhancement surgery {66}

    Mammogram guidelines 2017 {68}

    Mammography-new guidelines for screening {50} Dense breasts (options 2-D VS 3-D) {56} false and positive results {66}

    Manic depression (see bipolar disorder) {13}

    Marijuana, medical, illegal {10, 30, 38} laws {63}

    Mastectomy, bilateral, prophylactic {56}

    Medical
         Crisis {31}
         Errors {8}
         News, late breaking {5, 6, 7, 8}
    Education {40}
     
    Medical Marijuana and marijuana laws {63}
     
    Medicare {3, 4, 12, 15, 23, 34}
         Part D-medication plan {55} should they cover vision, hearing and dental services {67}

    Medicaid (see also Obamacare) {6, 20, 24, 26}

    Medications - allergy, NSADS {28}, Anti-hypertensives (also blood pressure meds){8}, bone, cancer, cold, diet pills, GI, generic {31}, heart, hormones, pain, narcotics {27, 34}, statins {13, 29} interactions {64} shameful prices {69} when to stop {70}

    Medicine - The Future of series {27, 28, 29}
         Alternative {27}
         Statins {29}
         Narcotics {27}
         Also see pain meds
         Concierge {56}

    Melanoma {5, 10, 16, 19}

    Memory difficulties {5} (see also Alzheimer's Disease){4}

    Meniere's disease {53}

    Meningiomas of the brain {68}

    Meningitis - fungal, bacterial {11}

    Menopause (pre and post) {15} {55}

    Men's issues (symptoms ignored){11}

    Mental Healthcare Crisis {55}

    Mesenteric artery thrombosis {68}

    Metastatic cancers to the brain {68}

    Methadone {58}

     
    Mehyphenidate (Ritalin) treatment for ADHD {58}
     
    Microcephaly {50}
     
    Migraines (also see headache) {26, 28, 29}{67}
         Head device (Cefaly) {28}

    Mitral valve replacement surgery {65}

    Molly (see illegal drugs) {21}

    Mons pubis reduction surgery {66}

    Mosquitos-infections-viral {50}

    Mouth (see dental, oral cavity, teeth) {10, 11}

    Multiple myeloma {64}

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) {9}

    Munchausen syndrome by proxy {64}

    Muscle disorders from statins {55}

    Mycoplasma Genitalium vaginal infections, male urethra infections {49}

    Myelocytic (myeloblastic) leukemia, acute, chronic, adult, childhood {70}

    Myelodyplastic syndrome (polycythemia vera, myelodyplastic disease, mylofibrosis {70}

    Myelofibrosis {68}{70}

    Myeloproliferative neoplasms {68}{69}

    N

    NSAIDS(Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) {58} side effects {66}

    Naloxone {47}

    Narcan to reverse opiate or heroin overdose {58}

    Narcolepsy {25} (see also sleep disorders)

    Narcotics {27, 34}

         Abuse {47}

    Nasal septal surgery (septaoplasty) {54}

    Nasal sinus surgery {54}

    Nasocort {22}

    Neck (see also spine) {18, 19}

    Neuralgia, post-herpetic {52}
     
    Neuronitis, acute vestibular {53}
     
    Neuropathy
         Diabetic {24, 25}

    Meurosyphilis {49}

    News, Medical {5, 25}

    Nicotine Patch {31}

    Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory meds (NSAIDS) {28}

    Nursing home abuse {65}

    Nutrition - information {23, 27}, Guidelines {49} Label Changes for 2018 {61} Recommendations {63}

    O

    Obamacare (see healthcare issues) {4, 6, 8, 22, 51}
         Status in the US and alternatives {55}{58}
    Changes by Trump {61}
     
    Obesity {6, 24, 25, 26}
        Childhood {44}    
        Definition {43}
        Diet pills {7}
        Hunger hormones {45}
        Series, organ diseases {46, 47}
     
    Obsessive compulsive disorders {50} {54}
     
    Obstructive sleep apnea, diagnosis, treatment {69}
     
    Omega-3 fatty acids {59}
     
    Opioid Addiction {47}, crisis overdose {58} update Nov 2017 (oxycontin, percocet, hydrocodone, etc.) {70}
     
    Oral cavity {11}
         Cancer, care, complications of cancer, screening for cancer {16, 18} {60}

    Organ Transplantation

    Orpharyngeal (throat) cancers {60}

    Ovaries {27}

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea {27}

    Osteoarthritis (see arthritis)

    Osteoporosis {36}{55} update Nov 2017 {70}

    Ovarian cancer, cysts {57}

    Overdose of opioids (narcotics) {70}

    Oxycontin addiction {58}

    P

    PNC-27-Bogus Cancer Treatment {61}
     
    Pacemakers {66}
     
    Pain
         Back {23, 26}
         Management {5, 29}
         Meds, Narcotics {27} Physicians guidelines for prescribing {59}
         Headache (see migraine) {29}
         Cluster
         Tension
         Shingles {52}
    Abuse, addiction, overdose {58}

    Painful intercourse - laser treatment {66}

    Palliative Care {61}

    Pancreas Functions {42}; cancer, diagnosis, treatment {51}

    Pap Smears {25, 27} {60}

    Parasympathetic nervous system {61}

    Parathyroid {34}

    Parkinson's disease {54}

    Patient Care - centered care {7}

    Peanut allergy {67}

    Pelvic congestion syndrome {68}

    Pelvic, pain {31, 32, 34} Exams (should they be performed routinely){63}

    Penicillin allergy {68}
     
    Peptic Ulcer Disease {44, 47}{60}
     
    Personality Disorders {55}
     
    Pharmaceutical Companies (Big Pharma) {7, 16, 17, 21, 28}
         Pharmaceuticals (see drugs, meds)
         Off-label drugs {62}
    Costs {69}

    Physical - exams, activity levels {7}

    Physicians {10, 30}

        Reimbursement {40}

    Pituitary Gland {31}

    Placebo {25} Effect (Mind-body connection){55}

    Plasma {67}

    Plasma cell cancers, abnormalities {64}

    Platelet disorders, thrombocythemia {68}{69}

    Plavix {47}

    Pneumonia {11}

    Poisoning, food {70}

    Polio Virus and Brain Cancer Treatment {39}

    Polycythemia Vera {68}, Primary and Secondary {68}

    Polypill {49}

    Polyps, colon {57}

    Post-herpetic neauralgia {52}

    Postoperative Complications {39}

    Pradaxa {47}

    Pregnancy {18}

    Preventative Surgery (breast, ovary){42}

    Prevention medication - is it ever time to stop them? {70}

    Probiotics {19}{60}

    Prolapse, Pelvic {21}

    Prostate {32 , 33, 34, 35, 36, 38}
         Benign hypertrophy (enlarged prostate)
         Cancer {3,19, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38}{64}
         Infection
         Screening {3}{64}

    Psilocybin, LSD {63}

    Psoriasis, skin, arthritis {40}

    Psychedelics therapy for psychological disorders {63}

    Psychiatry, shortage of doctors {55}

    Psychogenomics (gene testing for proper medications) {67}

    Psychosis, schizophrenia {49}

    Psychosomatic disorders {50}

    Pubic Lice {49}

    Public Policy (see government)

    Pulmonary embolism {46}

    Pulmonary valve disease {63}

    Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) {58}

    Q

    Quick note series-should pelvic exams be routinely performed while performing a pap smear test {63}

    R

    Reconstruction (replacement)
         Breast {27}
         Facial
         Joint (partial, total)
         Skin

    Red blood cells {67}

    Reflux - gastro-esophageal {8} GERD {41}

    Remedies (over the counter)
         Cold {2}
         "Home"
         Unproven (alternative)
         Quack

    Renal artery stenosis (Kidney) {68}

    Renin-Angiotensin System {61}

    Replacement Surgery (shoulder){39, 40}

    Research, cancer {12}, Special Report

    Respiratory illness, allergy {12, 13}, asthma {13}, pneumonia {11}, COPD {13}

    Restless leg syndrome {53}

    Ritalin for ADHD {58}

    Rotator Cuff {39}

    S

    SSRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) {50}

    Salt {11}

    Scabies {49}

    Scalp-Itchy-Causes {39}

    Scandal, VA {42}

    Schizophrenia {49}

    Screening, colorectal cancer {57} cancer after 70 {70}

    Screening Guidelines (lung){41},  (breast) {special report}, youth {49}

    Second medical or surgical opinions

    Septoplasty {54}

    Sex, adolescents and teens {46}

    Sexual abuse, assault, harassment {64}

    Sexual Dysfunction Female {39}

    Sexually transmitted diseases-viral-Zika {50}

    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) {10, 11} Treatment, vaccine, symptoms {52}

    Shoulder {39} (Replacement){39,40}

    Side effects of NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory drugs) - aspirin, Aleve, Nuprin Advil, Ibuprofen {59}

    Side effects of cancer treatment {53}, fatigue {54}

    Silicone breast implants {65}

    Single payer healthcare plan, socialized medicine {52}{62}{63}

    Sinuses {25}, Sinusitis Vs cold {25} surgery {54}

    Sinusitis, chronic, acute {53}

    Sjogrens Syndrome {7} (also see arthritis)

    Skin
         Allergies {16}
         Cancer {5} (Vitamin B3){43} {65}
         Diseases
         Care{65}
         Sunscreens {5}{65}
         Testing for food allergies {67}
     
    Sleep {24, 25}
         Apnea {6, Report}{69}
         Insomnia {24}
         Narcolepsy {25}
         Abnormalities in autism Apnea {53}
    Testing {69}

    Smell abnormalities, anosmia {35}

    Smoking {25} (see tobacco, cigarettes), Quitting {38} {50}, teens {53}, E-Cigarettes {53}

    Snoring {6}

    Socialism {50}

    Socialized Medicine {52}{62}{63}

    Spinal Surgery, fusion {52}

    Spine (cervical) {18, 19}

    Spondylolisthesis of the Spine {52}

    STDs (sexually transmitted diseases, viral causes) {46, 47} (moluscumcontagiosum {47} {49}

    Statins {4, 8, 13, 27, 43}
         Treatment, alternative, intolerance, myopathy {55}
     
    Stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma {64} bone marrow {67} transplantation for leukemia {70}
     
    Stomach, functions {43} ulcers {60}
     
    Stroke {4}
         Comparison of Treatments {38}
    Clot Removal { 38,41}

    Sleep Disorders (obstructive, central apnea, narcolepsy) {21, 23, 24, 25}

    Smoking (see also cigarettes and tobacco) {25}

    Statins {24, 27} (See also lipids) {49}

    Stem cell therapy; types;scams {63}

    Stenosis, spinal {52}

    Stroke {23, 25, 26, 27}

    Suboxone {47}

    Sugar {4} Substitutes {63}

    Sugarless gum (Xylitol) {22}

    Suicides (PTSD, youth, young adults, general population, military, veterans) {11, 38, 39, 51}

    Sunscreens {29} (see also skin){65}

    Supplements{27}
         Glucosamine {28}
         Lavender (27, 28}
         Omega 3 {19}
         Vs. real food {13}
         Fraud {38}
         Dietary-interactions with medications {64}
     
    Surgery - head, oral cavity, throat, larynx, neck, spine, chest, lung, heart, abdomen, extremities/joints {12}, genitals
         Complications {39}
    Preventative {42}
         Surgical techniques for sleep apnea {69}

    Surgeon (choosing) {13}

    Survivorship, cancer, issues {53} {54}

    Sweeteners (artificial) {35}, sugarless gum {22}

    Swine Flu (H3N2) {8}

    Sympathetic nervous system {61}

    Syphilis {49}

    T

    THC-marijuana treatments for medical diseases {63}

    Tamiflu {28}

    Tanning beds {8}

    Tea vs coffee {64}

    Teen smoking {53}

    Teeth (see dental, mouth) {10, 11}

    Terminally ill patients - when to stop treatments and medications {70}

    Testicle (testes)

    Testosterone {23, 24, 27, 30}
         Low T {23, 24}

    Thermiva therapy for vaginal symptoms {66}

    Thyroid (see endocrine meds, meds) {32}

    Throat cancers {60}

    Thrombocythemia (platelet disorder) {68}{69}

    Thrombocytopenia {69}

    Thrombosis mesenteric artery {68}

    Tobacco {25}

    Transgender {45}
    Medical issues {46}
     
    Transplant, kidney {62}
     
    Trauma
         Head

    Treatment for multiple myeloma {64} late in life - when to say no {70}

    Trigeminal pain, shingles {52}

    Trigger finger {25}

    Triglycerides {30}

    Trump, Donald healthcare plan {51}{58} {59} Changes in Obamacare {61}

    Turbinate, nasal surgery {54}

    Tylenol (acetaminophen) {22}

    U

    Ulcer
         Mouth (aphthous stomatitis, canker sores)
         Stomach (gastric, intestinal)
         Skin

    Ulcerative Colitis {21}

    Uninsured Americans Status {55}

    Universal Healthcare {62}

    Unnecessary Prescribing of Antibiotics {35}

    Urine Analysis Test {56}

    UTI (Urinary tract infection) {58}

    V

    VA - Veteran's Administration {31, 34}

    Vaccines-influenze guidelines for 2017-2018 {68}
     
    Vaccinations (6)
         Cancer {39}
    HPV (Gardasil) {50}

    Vaginal cancers {60}

    Vaginoplasty {66}

    Valtrex for Shingles {52}

    Vascular disease of the abdomen, pelvis {68} lower extremities {69}

    Vegetables (see foods) {9}

    Vertigo {53}
     
    Veterans-PTSD-Suicide {38, 39}
     
    Violence - human bullying {61}
     
    Viral caues of STDs, HPV, herpes, hepatitis, HIV-AIDS {46}
     
    Viruses
         HPV {27, 29}
         Influenza
    Zika {50}

    Vitamins {9, 25} interactions with medications {64}

    Voltaren {59}

    Vulvar cancers {60}

    W

    Waiting time for doctor's appointments {70}

    Wellness {1}

    White blood cells {67} disorders (neutropenia, leukocytosis) {69}, white blood cell different types & functions {69}
     
    Women
         Issues {12}
         Cancer {13}

    X

    Xarelto {47}

    Xerostomia

    Xetia for cholesterol therapy {55}

    Y

    Yeast Infections (vaginal) {49}
     
    Yoga {32, 33,38}
         Cardiovascular Effects {38}
    Positions to help back pain {60}
         Poses for everyday {64}

    Youth Screening Guidelines for Health Screeings {49}

    Z

    Z packs (Erythromycin) {6}

    Zika Virus {50}

    Zostavax vaccine for Shingles {52}

    Zovirax for Shingles {52}

    Special Reports

    American Cancer Society Breast Guidelines 2015

    Best US Hospitals 2013

    Brown Recluse Spider

    Cancer Advances 2012

    Food Chart

    Handbook on Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts and Figures

    Heart Rescue

    Influenza, vaccine, controversies

    Questionable Medical Treatments

    Sleep Apnea

    Stroke Indicators

    Runaway Prescription Drug Prices

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