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Chris Kapsa

Tangled Ribbons, Tangled Lives

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 /

Awareness ribbons looped on lapels. Around trees. Through chain-link fences. Yellow for missing children and bone cancer. Red for heart disease and HIV/AIDS. Blue for chronic fatigue syndrome and arthritis. Even ribbons spotted like Holstein cows raise awareness of birth … Read More

Lisa Bloomquist

What is Fluoroquinolone Toxicity?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 /

What happened to me? Why did it feel as if a bomb had exploded within my body and mind?  Why did I go from doing CrossFit to being unable to walk a block? Why did I lose my memory and … Read More

Chandler Marrs

Could Altered Vitamin A Metabolism be Responsible for Endometriosis and Fibroid Growth?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 /

Yes and increased use of environmental toxicants may be partially to blame. Over the last decade researchers have uncovered connections between tissue level vitamin A activity – the retinoic acid pathway – hormone metabolism and the cell cycle overgrowth noted … Read More

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Hormone Treatment During Pregnancy and Gender Variance in Later Life

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 /

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had an unusual partially feminine gender identity, but until recently I never consciously acknowledged it. Then, a couple of years ago I realised that, although at a conscious level I identify … Read More

Kim Stifert

Do We Really Understand Oral Contraceptives?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 /

While researching my hypothesis linking oral contraceptive use to the development of autism in children, I wondered about why so many women are still using a drug that has dangerous side-effect and could cause neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring. The simple … Read More

Lisa Bloomquist

Warning: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics may Ruin your Life

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 /

Much of the recent debate (in the media and at the FDA) about fluoroquinolone safety has focused on whether or not people are being adequately warned about the dangers of fluoroquinolones. This argument has always bothered me because it assumes … Read More

Chandler Marrs

Medication Errors in the Elderly

Monday, May 11th, 2015 /

As many of us care for our aging parents and many of our parents are on multiple medications, I thought I’d take a look the rate and risks for medication errors in the elderly. It’s not pretty. Older adults are … Read More

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Happy Good Enough Mother’s Day

Friday, May 8th, 2015 /

This Mother’s Day season I wonder: What if those of us who are mothers would stop scrambling to either be Tiger Moms or busy-body soccer/dance/karate/scouts kinds of moms and just cut the job down to bare bones and settle happily … Read More

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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics and Thyroid Problems: Is there a Connection?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 /

One Fateful Day – And a Journey into the Enigmatic World of Thyroid Related Problems Begins I remember the day of March 19, 2010 very well. That was the last day I ever went jogging.  That was the last day … Read More