April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Medicine

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What exactly did Hippocrates, the Greek founder of western medicine, really have to say about food and health? Let’s find out! 

Hippocrates’s famous quote “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food” has never been more applicable than today. 

Portrait of Hippocrates from Linden, Magni Hippocratis 1665 Credit: Wellcome Library, London. 

At a time when the prevalence of eating disorders continues to rise (all made worse due to Covid lockdowns) within a society that concurrently continues to place hope in false claims of happiness and freedom through the latest greatest fad diet and ‘new age eating ways’,

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This article was originally published here

Biomed Pharmacother. 2021 Apr 10;139:111561. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2021.111561. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Heparin is the earliest and most widely used anticoagulant and antithrombotic drug that is still used in a variety of clinical indications. Since it was discovered in 1916, after more than a century of repeated exploration, heparin has not been replaced by other drugs, but a great progress has been made in its basic research and clinical application. Besides anticoagulant and antithrombotic effects, heparin also has antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and other pharmacological activities. It is widely used clinically in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular

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On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that medical providers “pause” administering the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after six women ages 18 to 48 — out of the 6.8 million people who have received the J&J vaccine — were reported to have developed blood clots within two weeks of getting the shot. According to the FDA, one woman died as a result of the clots, and another is in critical condition.

If anything, seeing the FDA act out of an abundance of caution is a sign that systems can work.

This still means that there have been fewer

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Women in Medicine and Science Group will present “How COVID-19 has Disproportionately Affected Women in Medicine and Science” on April 19.

The seminar, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom, will feature Shikha Jain, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and Nicole Woitowich, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Jain is the director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the associate director of Oncology Communication

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What’s a good sign of a hospital design done right? For Scott Morey, DVM, MS, co-owner of Fenton River Veterinary Hospital in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, it’s driving around the entire veterinary practice before he leaves because that last, longing look isn’t enough to capture the full imagery.

“Every time I leave here, I pull out and look back at the building for a minute. I get that feeling of satisfaction, of having an idea and seeing it through to the finished product,” says Morey.

Morey co-owns the practice with his wife Heidi Morey, MS, DVM, who spends most of her

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Hippocrates
Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, and his daughter Hygeia. Credit: /Wikimedia Commons/

Born on The island of Kos, c. 460 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates is considered the father of medicine, as he was the first known physician who believed that diseases were caused by some type of natural action instead of being instigated by the spirits or gods.

In addition to recognizing that disease is not caused by supernatural forces, Hippocrates invented clinical medicine and what we know today as the doctor-patient relationship.

Perhaps most amazingly of all, he was the first known physician to recognize that thoughts

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