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Lisa Bloomquist

Lipstick on a Pig: Stelara’s Unethical Ads

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 /

This 2014 commercial for Stelara is deplorable: This commericial a disgusting example of everything that is wrong about pharmaceutical advertisements. It appeals to viewers’ vanity and insecurity – which we all possess – in order to sell a dangerous drug. … Read More

Chandler Marrs

Pregnancy Hypertension

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 /

Every now and again I have the great pleasure of stumbling upon a brilliant piece of research; research that shakes the very core of medical science. Sadly, this is not one of those times. No, with the research I write … Read More

Kim Stifert

Potential Link between Oral Contraceptives and Autism

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 /

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD in the United States. Increasing awareness and the rapidly growing number of cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have caused national alarm, compelling scientists to search for clues … Read More

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Maternity Care: US versus Malaysia

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 /

Undoubtedly, one of the happiest times of family life may also be one of the most stressful if a pregnant woman, in the United States, finds herself without health insurance, or with health insurance that doesn’t cover maternity care. Between, … Read More

childhood obesity and vaccines

Obesity and Childhood Vaccines: Is there a Connection?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 /

The staggering increase in obesity affecting mainly people of the industrially developed world is an indisputable fact. Researchers have put forward a number of ideas of which overeating and/or eating too much sugar/carbohydrates and fats are the most popular. However, … Read More


Navigate Healing with Loved Ones

Monday, February 16th, 2015 /

How can you support the heroine in your life and navigate the healing process? Find your inner Chris Columbus. Being ill is overwhelming. Anyone with ongoing illness is a heroine on an epic journey. This journey can be filled with … Read More


Low Neonatal Vitamin D: A Risk Factor for Autism

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 /

An alarming number of children–in the United States and other industrialized countries—are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism, a group of complex brain disorders. The medical community’s views about why the incidences of autism are escalating remain … Read More

Chandler Marrs

Tank Estradiol and Lose Metabolic Flexibility: Pitfalls of Lupron and Oophorectomy

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 /

Over the last several weeks, I have been looking at the role of estradiol in mitochondrial health. In the first post Hormones, Hysterectomy and the Aging Brain, we learned that estradiol depletion wreaks havoc on brain mitochondria turning them into … Read More

Angela A Stanton

Pregnancy Toes – What Sugar Does to Feet

Monday, February 9th, 2015 /

Pregnancy toes are really swollen feet and swollen toes. The name stuck in my mind because one of my daughter-in-laws is pregnant and I was sent a photo from her winter vacation in her flip flops in the snow and … Read More