Landmark study shows acupuncture relieves arthritis pain

DECEMBER 22, 2004 — A clinical trial of “sufficient size and duration” shows that acupuncture reduces the pain and functional impairment of osteoarthritis of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. The landmark study, undertaken by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), was published in the Dec. 21, […]

NSAIDs are they worth the risk?


ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 18) – With prescription drugs Vioxx and Bextra already pulled from the market, a study has raised disturbing questions about the heart safety of long-term use of over-the-counter pain relievers such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve.

Smokers in Norway who took such drugs for at least six months had twice the […]

Olive oil can make hamburgers healthier

By far the most popular American food is the hamburger. However, its also known to be one of our least healthy foods. It is very high in the inflamatory omega 6 essential fatty acids (EFA) I often talk to patients about increasing their omega 3 essential fatty acid consumption. The most important omega 3 EFA […]

Heavy consumption of processed meats linked to increased risk for pancreatic cancer

Public release date: 20-Apr-2005

Contact: Warren R. Froelich


American Association for Cancer Research

Anaheim, Calif. – Heavy consumption of hot dogs, sausages and luncheon meats, along with other forms of processed meat, was associated with the greatest risk of pancreatic cancer in a large multiethnic study reported today at the 96th Annual Meeting […]

Study: Vitamin D Helps Fight Lung Cancer


Study: Vitamin D Helps Fight Lung Cancer April 20, 2005 11:10 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Getting enough vitamin D may be a matter of life or death. A provocative new study suggests it plays an important role in surviving lung cancer.

People can get the nutrient from their food, vitamin pills or being […]