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Chandler Marrs

Crowdfund Health Research by Hormones Matter

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 /

Each of us will be a patient at some point in time. Each of us will need credible health information. With the current trajectory of commercial medicine, getting that information is becoming more and more difficult. It’s time for a … Read More


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What is Immunity?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 /

Arguably, my primary intellectual concerns around modern day infectious disease management and “prevention”, is an acute awareness of how little we know about our relationship to microbes in and around us, and about our immune system. We are just beginning … Read More


Angela A Stanton

Migraines and Hormones: Behind the Curtain

Monday, December 15th, 2014 /

Before puberty, migraines are three times more frequent in males than in females but after puberty the tides turn and females are more likely to suffer from migraines than males. An Oxford study found that females are twice as likely … Read More


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From Anorexia to Athlete

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 /

Recently, I had a conversation with some girlfriends about working out and specifically doing push-ups. One friend invited us to do a push up program where you start out doing as many as you can and build up to 100 … Read More


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Decline in Mammograms – Good or Bad?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 /

In 2009, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a statement in which they recommended against mammograms for women aged 40 to 49, which contrasted with the recommendation made seven years prior that women begin screening at the age … Read More


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Psychiatric Side Effects of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Monday, December 8th, 2014 /

In a survey of 94 people who experienced adverse reactions to Levaquin/levofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, 72% reported experiencing anxiety, 62% reported depression, 48% reported insomnia, 37% reported panic attacks, 33% reported brain fog and/or cognitive impairment, 29% reported depersonalization and/or … Read More


Chandler Marrs

Beyond Depression: Understanding Perinatal Mental Health

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 /

In part one of this series I noted that my approach to postpartum depression research was a little bit different than most others. Namely, I didn’t ascribe to either the nomenclature of the syndromes, whether defined by popular culture or … Read More


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Maternal Vitamin D: Pregnancy and Beyond

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 /

Researching the role of vitamin D in pregnancy for this article, I unexpectedly blew inches of virtual dust from a page of medical correspondence published almost seven decades ago. With keen interest I read “Vitamin-D Requirements in Pregnancy,” published in … Read More


Lisa Bloomquist

The Earth is Floxed

Monday, December 1st, 2014 /

“The Earth is badly Floxed.” I’m not sure if the person who wrote that meant it literally or figuratively, but, I agree – both literally and figuratively – the earth is badly floxed.  (“Floxed” is short-hand for suffering from fluoroquinolone … Read More