Rick on February 28th, 2009

You may think your pharmaceutical expenses and drug costs are high. They are. Part of the reason is that drugs are made by corporations that must return value to shareholders. To do this, they must sell drugs. To sell drugs, pharmaceutical companies have paid doctors to promote their drugs. The money paid to doctors is … Read more

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Rick on February 11th, 2009

“Doing Your Best When You Can’t Make It Better” has been the tagline of this blog since I started it. I think the tagline may express too much futility. Maybe I was having a bad day or month when I wrote it. Today, I’m changing the tagline to something much more positive and more reflective … Read more

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Rick on February 10th, 2009

Read the CBS News report, “Treating MS Symptoms With Stem Cells: Promising Northwestern University Trial Uses Patient’s Own Stem Cells To Treat Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis” Today, the CBS News Early Show presented an interview with Edwin McClure, a young MS patient, who participated in a Northwestern University trail which involved using a patient’s own … Read more

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Rick on February 10th, 2009

Researchers Disprove 15-year-old Theory about the Nervous System (PhysOrg.com) — A delay in traffic may cause a headache, but a delay in the nervous system can cause much more. University of Missouri researchers have uncovered clues identifying which proteins are involved in the development of the nervous system and found that the proteins previously thought … Read more

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Rick on February 8th, 2009

In the Health section of PhysOrg.com is an article titled, “How to … avoid burnout” Burnout – a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion — leaves people feeling hopeless about the future. While the focus of the article is on workaholism, the tips from therapists on staying healthy in stressful environments are perfect for … Read more

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