April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

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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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Unlike movies and television, knocking someone out in real life takes quite a bit more than a well-timed punch in the face or a Vulcan nerve pinch. Before the advent of modern anesthesia, humans tried multiple avenues for effectively rendering other people unconscious before surgeries. Medical practitioners experimented with many potential solutions over the millennia before finding results that worked while also not killing their patients in the process, although they did a bit more of the latter prior to finding the answer.

Some cultures over the years found certain drugs that had a similar benefit as anesthesia, such as

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In season 2, episode 3 of Targeted Talks, Jason Luke, MD, a medical oncologist and director of the Center for Therapeutics at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and an associate professor of medicine, leads a discussion with Sandip Patel, MD, a medical oncologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego Health, about the present and future of immunotherapy in cancer.

Many of the available immunotherapy agents, specifically anti–PD-L1 and anti–CTLA-4–directed therapies, were first used for cutaneous and thoracic tumors. A newer option for patients after progression is T cell immunoglobulin and ITIM domain (TIGIT). In the

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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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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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