Neuroplasticity- Botox for the Brain?
You're reading Neuroplasticity- Botox for the Brain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The term Neuroplasticity is the hope of the future of every human on the planet and yet, few people have even heard of it, and fewer actually know what it means.  Why is it important? Simply, the theories of neuroplasticity have the capacity to change everything we know about living a happier and healthier life.  It’s the holy grail of the human experience. Breakthroughs in neuroscience over the last deca...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: cara hewett Tags: featured psychology self confidence self improvement motivation neuroplasticity pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Instagram Influencers Promote Prescription Drugs; FDA's Continuing Monitoring
The FDS has warned pharmaceutical companies in the past about their use of paid surrogates on social media sites like Instagram to promote their products (see:Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Experiment with Social Media;FDA Issues Warning Letter to Drug Company about Use of Instagram;GlaxoSmithKline Mines Social Media for Information about Adverse Drug Events). This issue has recently returned to the news (see:The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions. Big pharma is partnering with influencers to sell new drugs and medical devices). Below is an excerpt from the article. It's long and provides ma...
Source: Lab Soft News - February 20, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Source Type: blogs

Should We Integrate " Longevity Medicine " into Mainstream Care
More than 12 years ago, I posted a blog note about the field of anti-aging medicine, longevity and its practitioners (see:Anti-Aging, Longevity Medicine, and Lab Testing) that included the following paragraph:Just to frame the issue and get your attention, annual revenue from the anti-aging industry is estimated to be $56B  -- this includes products such as anti-aging cream and botox injections. Need to find an anti-aging physician?  No problem. Here is the link to the home page of theAmerican Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). It's not too late to attend the 14th Annual International Congress on Anti...
Source: Lab Soft News - January 2, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Clinical Lab Testing Healthcare Business Lab Industry Trends Lab Standards Medical Research Preventive Medicine Quality of Care Source Type: blogs

The Perfect Gift
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire for yourself and your family? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, incre...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Dr. Holly Christman moves practice to Marin
After many years working in downtown San Francisco, dermatologist Holly Christman has left that group for a prestigious practice in Marin. We wish Holly the best--Marin is lucky to have her!For those seeking care in San Francisco, Union Square Dermatology is located in the venerable 450 Sutter Street Building.  The four Board Certified dermatologists provide services such as mole and skin cancer checks, Mohs surgery, management of rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.  The practice is in network with Aetna, Cigna and United Health Care PPO plans and Medicare. Cosmetic options included Botox, fillers, lasers for sun spot...
Source: Skinema, dermatology in the media blog - October 21, 2018 Category: Dermatology Authors: vail reese Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Dr. Hamori Earns New Beauty's Top Doctor Designation for 2018
We are pleased to announce that Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS, has been selected byNewBeauty as a partner and isfeatured in the Summer/Fall 2018 edition ofNewBeauty magazine, (the one with Elle MacPherson on the cover) due on newsstands today.Dr. Hamori, who is in the same demographic as most of her patients, speaks candidly with patients about the aging process.“Aging is inevitable, so why not optimize the medical resources to improve one’s appearance along the way?”  Dr. Hamori has received the Top Beauty Doctor designation each year since 2006. NewBeauty, the ultimate aesthetic resource ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - July 24, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: cosmetic surgery duxbury new beauty skin spa top beauty top doctor Source Type: blogs

Dr. Hamori Earns New Beauty's Top Doctor Designation for 2018
We are pleased to announce that Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS, has been selected byNewBeauty as a partner and isfeatured in the Summer/Fall 2018 edition ofNewBeauty magazine, (the one with Elle MacPherson on the cover) due on newsstands today.Dr. Hamori, who is in the same demographic as most of her patients, speaks candidly with patients about the aging process.“Aging is inevitable, so why not optimize the medical resources to improve one’s appearance along the way?”  Dr. Hamori has received the Top Beauty Doctor designation each year since 2006. NewBeauty, the ultimate aesthetic resource ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - July 24, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: cosmetic surgery duxbury new beauty skin spa top beauty top doctor Source Type: blogs

URO-1 ’s Repris System for Injecting Botox Into Bladder
URO-1, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, got FDA approval for its Repris Bladder Injection System. The product is designed for delivering Botox injections into the bladder as a treatment option for overactive bladder. The device, which is supposed to make such procedures easier on the physicians and more comfortable on the patients, will be unveiled at the American Urological Association in San Francisco later this month. The Repris relies on a disposable polymer sheath and a shape memory polymer-based cannula that snaps into its previous shape when inside the bladder. This allows easier navigation through the a...
Source: Medgadget - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Urology Source Type: blogs

What Is an ExpertInjector?
Did you know that virtually any physician can purchase and administerinjectables? That's more than 1 million doctors who are allowed to perform cosmetic injectables in the U.S. — and less than 3% who have appropriate qualifications. You can rely on theExpertInjector™ designation, the only organization to have the endorsement of the prestigiousAmerican Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery andthe American Society for Dermatological Surgery.Beware of doctors practicing outside of their specialty, offering cosmetic injectables without proper training. This puts you at risk of mediocre or unexpected results, even d...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 2, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: botox expert injector facial fillers hamori sculptra Source Type: blogs

Make a resolution that will change your life forever!
Get ready for a New Year’s challenge that will change your life forever. How many times have you promised yourself to finally lose that unwanted weight? How many times have you failed? This is nothing more than an exercise in self-destruction. This annual ritual results in lowering your self-esteem, not your weight. You can feel good about yourself again. You can achieve a physical makeover that makes you look 10, even 20 years younger without Botox, filler injections, surgery, or without any unwanted health consequences. You can actually enjoy shopping for clothing. You can eliminate the need for a multitude of pres...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Detox Undoctored Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Wheat Belly Challenge Wheat Belly Detox Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise acid reflux blood sugar cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis grain-free health IBS Infla Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 203
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 203. Question 1 Which Welsh comedian died on stage whilst performing live at Her Majesty’s Theatre? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet899544536'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink899544536')) Tommy Coope...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five beri beri botox botulinum cardiac arrest carolina reaper chillies ghost pepper smoke alarms tommy cooper Source Type: blogs

Aging Wisely
This study, published in 2012 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, examined the relationship between attitudes about aging and recovery from disabilities. Researchers found that seniors who have positive outlooks on aging are forty percent more likely to recover from a disability than those with negative attitudes. So how can we feel better about aging? Is it as simple as ignoring the anti-aging ads on television? Maybe not, but it’s a start. Like so many things, it’s all about how we look at it — how we choose to view ourselves and those around us. Surely feeling well can help us look at a...
Source: World of Psychology - June 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Aging Happiness Health-related Inspiration & Hope Memory and Perception Mental Health and Wellness Ageism Baby Boomers cosmetic surgery Dementia Diet Exercise Gerontology Memory Loss Wrinkles youth Source Type: blogs

Acupuncture: A point in the right direction, or a stab in the dark?
Acupuncture is a treatment that dates back to around 100 BC in China. It is based on traditional Chinese concepts such as qi (pronounced “chee” and considered life force energy) and meridians (paths through which qi flows). Multiple studies have failed to demonstrate any scientific evidence supporting such principles. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into the skin at multiple, varying locations based on the patient’s symptoms. Once inserted, some acupuncturists hand turn the needles for added therapeutic benefit. Although there are many uses for acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicin...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul G. Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Headache Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs

Kathleen Casamiquela, Board certified dermatologist
We at Skinema.com are pleased to welcome Dr. Kathleen Casamiquela, latest dermatologist atUnion Square Dermatology in San Francisco. Raised in Orange County, Dr. Casamiquela completed her training at the University of Mississippi in Jackson. Adept at treating medical skin issues, such as acne, psoriasis, skin cancer, she also excels in the cosmetic arena, providing treatments such as Botox, Xeomin, Juvderm and laser treatments for tattoos, sun spots and facial redness/rosacea. Appointments are scheduled by simply calling the office, 415 393-9550, oronline.. (Source: Skinema, dermatology in the media blog)
Source: Skinema, dermatology in the media blog - March 8, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: vail reese Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Why Bother?
For some reason I have had a similar conversation with different women on the same topic: why take tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors after initial breast cancer treatment. Aromatase inhibitors are Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), and Femara (letrozole)The conversations all boil down to:What if I get side effects? They have heard they are awful and could cause them some real problems. But if you don't even try them how will you know if you will experience the side effects?What exactly do they do? They don't really understand that they would reduce their recurrence risk by being on themWhy do I have to be on th...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - March 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: doctors medications side effects Source Type: blogs

Unlocking the lock jaw: Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most heavily utilized and underappreciated joints in the human body. Mechanically, the TMJ is what allows you to open and close your mouth, and to a lesser extent, extend and move your jaw from side to side. Functionally, it facilitates eating, talking, and facial expressions. Without a TMJ, McGruff the crime dog would not be able to “Take a bite out of crime,” and Jaws would have never become a savage predatory superstar of the deep blue sea.  Just kidding. We all know from “Shark Week” that sharks do not actually have a TMJ, but you get the idea...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul G. Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS Tags: Dental Health Headache Pain Management Source Type: blogs

What If You Had a Priceless Gift?
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, increased energy, deepened sleep, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Priceless Gift Weight loss Wheat allergy Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat Watch Wheat-Free Lifestyle Detox diabetes gluten gluten-free grain grains Source Type: blogs

The best gift of all
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire for yourself and your family? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, incre...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Priceless Gift Weight loss Wheat allergy Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat Watch Wheat-Free Lifestyle Detox diabetes gluten gluten-free grain grains Source Type: blogs

A Weak Admission
​A 64-year old woman presented to the emergency department with nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, dry eyes, and difficulty keeping her eyes open. She admitted to eating mandarin oranges out of a can the night before, and at that time she thought they "tasted funny" but did not think much of it.​The next morning she noticed she was having trouble opening her eyes and that her mouth was dry. She looked inside the can of oranges and saw it was discolored.Her presenting vital signs were unremarkable. The patient was alert and awake. She had ptosis bilaterally, with mydriatic pupils unresponsive to light. The patient h...
Source: The Tox Cave - November 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Kybella Double Chin TV Ad: Are the BEFORE & AFTER Photos REALLY Unretouched as Claimed?
Perhpas you've seen the recent TV ad ("Ancestors") for Allergan's Kybella, a new drug approved for the treatment of double chins (read"Pfizer May Own Your Penis, But Allergan, Maker of Botox& Kybella, Owns Your Face"). The ad claims that double chins may be inherited. You can view it on iSpot.tvhere.To prove the efficacy of Kybella, several screens are devoted to showing BEFORE and AFTER photos as in the following example:You clearly can see from these"unretouched photos" of an"Actual KYBELLA patient" that the double chin is gone.But are these photos really"unretouch...
Source: Pharma Marketing Blog - September 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Allergan DTC Advertising Kybella TV Source Type: blogs

No reason to smile – Another modern psychology classic has failed to replicate
Image via Quentin Gronau/Flickr showing how participants were instructed to hold the pen By Christian Jarrett The great American psychologist William James proposed that bodily sensations – a thumping heart, a sweaty palm – aren’t merely a consequence of our emotions, but may actually cause them. In his famous example, when you see a bear and your pulse races and you start running, it’s the running and the racing pulse that makes you feel afraid. Consistent with James’ theory (and similar ideas put forward even earlier by Charles Darwin), a lot of research has shown that the expression on our ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - September 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: researchdigestblog Tags: Emotion Faces Methods Replications Source Type: blogs

Plastic surgery is more than Botox. Hopefully doctors can remember that.
My friend Dawn and I recently attended an evening meeting of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Since we were invited guests, and not plastic surgeons, we didn’t stop on the way into the lovely formal dining room to pick up our name badges because the organizers had not made them for us.  On the way out, however, we both noticed clear plastic perfectly formed oval objects sitting on the table, looking for all the world like crystal paper weights.  I picked one up and it slithered out of my hand, slippery as a water balloon.  It was then that I realized that the beautiful paper weight was in...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Surgery Source Type: blogs

Is it time to change the way we use social media in medicine?
It’s no secret that social media has now consumed most of our lives. It’s everywhere and there’s really no avoiding it. Don’t get me wrong, social media is a powerful tool and when used appropriately a lot of good things can come out of it. For instance, as a medical student who moved from New York to Los Angeles, it helps me stay connected to my loved ones back home. However, social media has now expanded beyond the realm of liking photos from your best friend’s wedding. It has been incorporated into a variety of business models. It’s no surprise to me that you can now buy a product by ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 17, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Social media Facebook Twitter Source Type: blogs

Pfizer May Own Your Penis, But Allergan, Maker of Botox & Kybella, Owns Your Face
Allergan is beginning an aggressive sales blitz for Kybella, the first injectable treatment for what the medical industry terms “submental fat.”The first stage of the "blitz" is focused on dermatologists, the specialist physicians most likely to profit greatly from the use of Kybella by focusing on women. If you do an image search on "Kybella" you'll find many images like the ones shown here currently being used by dermatologists in their online marketing (click on the collage for an enlarged view).The images are undoubtedly supplied by Allergen to its physician clients. All are of about...
Source: Pharma Marketing Blog - April 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Allergan Botox Kybella Pfizer Viagra Source Type: blogs

Pfizer May Own Your Penis, But Allergan, Maker of Botox & Kybella, Owns Your Face
Allergan is beginning an aggressive sales blitz for Kybella, the first injectable treatment for what the medical industry terms “submental fat.” The first stage of the & quot;blitz & quot; is focused on dermatologists, the specialist physicians most likely to profit greatly from the use of Kybella by focusing on women. If you do an image search on & quot;Kybella & quot; you & #39;ll find many images like the ones shown here currently being used by dermatologists in their online marketing (click on the collage for an enlarged view). The images are undoubtedly supplied by Allergen to its ph...
Source: Pharma Marketing Blog - April 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Allergan Botox Kybella Pfizer Viagra Source Type: blogs

Botulinum Toxin Guidelines Overhauled | Medpage Today
VANCOUVER -- Guidelines for the use of botulinum toxin in various neurological disorders are getting an update, with the best evidence supporting the use of some formulations in spasticity and chronic migraine, researchers reported here. All three botulinum toxin type A formulations are supported by level A evidence for use in upper limb spasticity, and onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) received a level A recommendation in chronic migraine, although the magnitude of the benefit is small, according to David Simpson, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and colleagues. The new guidance, which is the first s...
Source: Psychology of Pain - April 19, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs

Physicians Recieving Botox Score Lower on Empathy and Patient Satisfaction
by Abe R. Feaulx, Pallimed Special Reporter Researchers published a new study in JMAC (The Journal of Middle Aged Concerns)  reporting interesting findings related to a recent study on the effect of various anti-aging cosmetic procedures on providers’ ability to emote empathy to patients and families. Providers in the study were randomized into two groups: one group received injections of an inactivated toxin commonly used as a facial muscle paralytic into their foreheads, while the second group received placebo injections. Over the course of the following month, the providers were scored, by their patients, on ...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - April 1, 2016 Category: Palliative Care Tags: feaulx Source Type: blogs

Another wonderful Wheat Belly facial transformation
Carrie shared her Wheat Belly “before” and “after” experience, show us yet another astounding health transformation, also visible as a dramatic change in facial appearance. “I had not been able to find two ‘selfies’ or pictures that showed my progress well–same lighting, angle, facial expression–until I ran across this pic from Oct, 2015. “I started Wheat Belly in January. When I saw the comparison, it really sunk in the difference Wheat Belly is making. I always thought my face would stay pudgy. And when you see yourself everyday, sometimes you don’t reali...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 23, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories facial change fatigue gluten grains hair headache Inflammation migraine rash Source Type: blogs

Things of which I will never tire, part three thousand and forty-six:
1. The look on an attending's face when the nursing staff in the NCCU actually knows something. We read our patients' charts before the shift begins, we review lab results, we read EKGs and check out the results on CT scans and EEGs. Yet, for some reason, the attendings will never get over that first, pure shock of a simple nurse knowing something he (usually "he") doesn't about a patient.(Nota bene: this is not all attendings, just a couple. Dr. Vizzini and Dr. Manbags come to mind.)2. Pure thankfulness from a resident when we solve a problem or save them from a hideous fate. Dude/ette, that's what we're here fo...
Source: Head Nurse - February 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jo Source Type: blogs

There's an App for That? Botox at Home Is Too Good To Be True
Dr. Hamori was quoted recently in a New Beauty Magazine article talking about a trendy new app that lets you book beauty and cosmetic treatments on demand. Sound too good to be true? The writer turned to Dr. Hamori for her opinion. The article quotes her:"Medical procedures for aesthetic improvement like fillers and neurotoxins should always be done in a clean medical environment. Appropriate product preparation, sterility and universal precautions are more safely performed in a medical setting and not someone’s living room." — Dr. Christine HamoriNew app lets you get #Botox at home... but should you?...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - February 5, 2016 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: botox at home expertinjector injectibles Source Type: blogs

There's an App for That? Botox at Home Is Too Good To Be True
Dr. Hamori was quoted recently in a New Beauty Magazine article talking about a trendy new app that lets you book beauty and cosmetic treatments on demand. Sound too good to be true? The writer turned to Dr. Hamori for her opinion. The article quotes her: " Medical procedures for aesthetic improvement like fillers and neurotoxins should always be done in a clean medical environment. Appropriate product preparation, sterility and universal precautions are more safely performed in a medical setting and not someone ’s living room. " — Dr. Christine Hamori New app lets you get #Botox at home... but ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - February 5, 2016 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: botox at home expertinjector injectibles Source Type: blogs

There's an App for That? Botox at Home Is Too Good To Be True
Dr. Hamori was quoted recently in aNew Beauty Magazine article talking about a trendy new app that lets you book beauty and cosmetic treatments on demand. Sound too good to be true? The writer turned to Dr. Hamori for her opinion. The article quotes her:" Medical procedures for aesthetic improvement like fillers and neurotoxins should always be done in a clean medical environment. Appropriate product preparation, sterility and universal precautions are more safely performed in a medical setting and not someone ’s living room. " —Dr. Christine HamoriNew app lets you get#Botox at home... but should you?...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - February 5, 2016 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: botox at home expertinjector injectibles Source Type: blogs

Should you buy Organic Botox from Kim Kardashian? Episode 113
Should you soak in Vitamin C? Mindy says…I have read about vitamin C being good for your face. What about putting it in the bath water? I heard something about it neutralizing chlorine. What I want to know is if it will give you the same benefits that it does for your face, if I put L-Ascorbic Acid Powder in my bath water. I know the concentration will not be exact and will be lower. I think putting ascorbic acid in your bath water is a waste of money compared to using a good vitamin C lotion. I say that for several reasons: 1. For the most part the benefits provided by vitamin C are related to fighting the aging af...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry RomanowskiDiscover the beauty and cosmetic products you should use and avoid Source Type: blogs

Their Cheating Hearts - Latest Allergan Settlement Is a Reminder of Merger Participants' Sketchy Pasts
A Huge, but Sketchy Merger The announced merger and "tax inversion" of Pfizer and Allergan would be one of the largest corporate marriages in US history.  It has drawn more than its share of criticism.  For example, per the Los Angeles Times, former US Senator and Secretary of State, and current presidential candidate Hilary Clinton said "this proposed merger, and so-called inversions by other companies, will leave U.S. taxpayers holding the bag." By creating the world's largest drug company, it could certainly further consolidate the US and global pharmaceutical market and raise already high ...
Source: Health Care Renewal - November 24, 2015 Category: Health Management Tags: Allergan crime deception fraud impunity kickbacks legal settlements obstruction of justice Pfizer RICO Source Type: blogs

A stunning example of the Wheat Belly anti-aging effect
Look at what the Wheat Belly lifestyle did for Mary: “I believe. I have only been at this a few short months but have seen a dramatic change already in both the way I look and the way that I feel. Arthritis–gone. Aches and pains–gone. Thinning hair–coming back. Insomnia–gone. Looking and feeling better–priceless!” Better than plastic surgery, better than hormone injections, the Wheat Belly lifestyle can often turn the clock back on skin aging dramatically. Had Mary presented these photos as mother and daughter, I would have believed it without question . . . but they’re not. ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories anti-aging gluten glycation grains skin change Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Atul Gawande’s Look at Mortality
I was invited to write a review of the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande recently. While not a Christian book, it addresses end of life issues of interest to all involved with bioethics. This is part one of two. Evidence of humankind’s tendency to avoid the inevitable surrounds us in our culture. Burgeoning numbers of technological and surgical enhancements, from Botox to Nano therapy,... // Read More » (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 6, 2015 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Jerry Risser Tags: Health Care Allocation / Access / Public Health assisted living bioethics end of life Gawande Health Care Practice syndicated Source Type: blogs

Amarin v. FDA and Public Meeting On Off-Label Promotion Signal An Important Year For Clarity Around Scientific Exchange and the First Amendment
2015 could prove to be a significant year for how the Food and Drug Administration approaches drug companies’ off-label speech. FDA has stressed that they are in the process of attempting to “harmonize” their promotional guidances with the First Amendment, and recently announced that they will hold a public meeting during the summer to address this issue.  Fast-tracking a potential resolution, Amarin Pharmaceuticals just filed suit against the FDA arguing that the agency’s restrictive interpretations would effectively prevent Amarin from sharing “truthful and non-misleading information wi...
Source: Policy and Medicine - May 11, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs

Should beauty companies keep secrets from you? Episode 80
Do you think it’s okay for cosmetic companies to keep their ingredients a secret from you if it means you get better products? We discuss this question and more in today’s quick Q&A show. Improbable Products Two of these “ancient secrets” have been found to really work; one of them is just made up. Can you spot which one is fake? Tune in to the show for the answer. An onion and Garlic wine cooler can kill Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Pancake syrup from middle eastern dates inhibits the growth of Strep and E coli. Goat grease fights the fungus that cause cradle cap in...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy SchuellerDiscover the beauty and cosmetic products you should use and avoid Source Type: blogs

Cartoon: The Alternative To Botox…
(Source: Better Health)
Source: Better Health - April 24, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Val Jones Tags: Friday Funny Aging Botox cartoon Geriatrics Sharpeis Wrinkles Source Type: blogs

Are Easter eggs good for hair and skin?
Today is Easter so we’re re-running one of our favorite egg-themed posts. Spring is here and today is the day the Easter Bunny leaves a little surprise on your doorstep. No, we don’t mean rabbit pellets, silly, we’re talking about Easter eggs! To commemorate the occasion, here are our top 5 favorite facts about eggs in cosmetics. 1. Beware Botox The popular wrinkle paralyzing treatment, Botox, is packed in egg albumin to increase its stability. So if you have an egg allergy – beware the Botox! 2. The awesome ovum The French company, L’Avenir, has launched a line of products using special techn...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - April 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Beauty Brains Source Type: blogs

Natalie’s breathtaking facial tranformation
Here is yet another jaw-dropping change in appearance by following a lifestyle free of all inflammation-provoking wheat and grains. Natalie reports being free of all grains for two years to achieve this transformation. Think of the contortions people go through to achieve similar changes: botox, filler injections, even lap-band or gastric bypass. Yet the wonderful transformations you witness on these pages were all achieved by making a simple shift in food choices. The post Natalie’s breathtaking facial tranformation appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 31, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories edema facial transformations gluten-free grains skin Source Type: blogs

What’s the deal with topical Botox?
CosmeticChem is curious…What is a topical Botox(tm)? Does it work the same way as injectable Botox(tm)? So far how many “In-vivo” studies have been done to check the efficacy? The Beauty Brains respond: Topical Botox? Yeah, right. That’s right up there with anti-wrinkle lotions that work like lasers, hair growth products, Bigfoot, and the Easter Bunny. Wait a minute…what’s that? There’s a peer reviewed, placebo-controlled study that says this might actually work?!? What the hell?!? Promising test results for topical Botox A 2010 study conducted by Dermatology Research Instit...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - March 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy Schueller Source Type: blogs

What ’s the deal with topical Botox?
CosmeticChem is curious…What is a topical Botox(tm)? Does it work the same way as injectable Botox(tm)? So far how many “In-vivo” studies have been done to check the efficacy? The Beauty Brains respond: Topical Botox? Yeah, right. That’s right up there with anti-wrinkle lotions that work like lasers, hair growth products, Bigfoot, and the Easter Bunny. Wait a minute…what’s that? There’s a peer reviewed, placebo-controlled study that says this might actually work?!? What the hell?!? Promising test results for topical Botox A 2010 study conducted by Dermatology Research Instit...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - March 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy Schueller Source Type: blogs

Does Insurance Cover Botox Injections for Migraine Headaches?
Unfortunately no insurance company covers Botox therapy for generic headaches. Many will cover Botox for chronic migraines, which have been unresponsive to standard preventative therapies. In 2011, the FDA approved Botox for treating chronic migraines which have been unresponsive to an adequate trial of preventative medications. Preventative medications do not include the use of any narcotic pain killers. Insurance companies have made it difficult for patients to obtain Botox payment authorization, by putting in place numerous qualification barriers – if they cover Botox at all. Insurance compan...
Source: Sarasota Neurology - March 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Dan Kassicieh, D.O. Tags: Migraines / Headache Boto for headaches Botox covered by insurance botox for headaches Botox Headaches Insurance Source Type: blogs

Vaccination Outbreak Forces Orange County To Declare State of Emergency.
Orange County - Shortly after Disneyland became ground zero for the largest vaccine preventable disease outbreak the United States has seen in decades, unvaccinated children of Orange County families overwhelmed doctors' offices and local healthcare clinics fearfully seeking immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough and other childhood illnesses.  This surge in vaccination cases left government officials no choice but to declare a vaccination state of emergency."Due to the actions of a few thousand heartless pseudo-anti-vaxx parents who abandoned their principles at the first sign of a li...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - February 11, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs

Can gene therapy diagnose your anti-aging needs?
In this Christmas Eve eve episode Perry and I talk about several new anti-aging trends and technologies. Plus a special prison-themed edition of Improbable Products! Click below to play Episode 62 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Improbable Products I read an article about fake makeup in prison which inspired me to create an Improbable Products game – you have to guess which of these is not a real fake up recipe for prison cosmetics? In other words, two of these are real prison DIY recipes and one is made up. You have to guess which is the fake fakeup. Dissolve ...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy SchuellerThe Beauty Brains Tags: Podcast Source Type: blogs

Rural Doctor Fired for Not Waving Back to Local Residents in Public.
Abigail, KS --  Brown Community Hospital fired their only Family Medicine physician on Wednesday after town residents complained he never reciprocated the two finger greeting in public. With great fanfare, Dr. Riley Jones had just been hired two months prior after the critical access hospital failed to sign a local physician for the previous three years."The CEO welcomed me into in his office with a two-finger-hat-tilt-head-bob-wave and then told me to clean out my desk," said Dr. Jones, who was shocked a hospital would fire the only doctor within 60 miles for failing to wave back in public.According to hosp...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - November 13, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs