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Healthy Computers: Smart Purchasing to Improve Your Work Environment

By Janet Brown - Vol. 8, No. 2. Summer, 2007

Computers have definitely improved our lives, but from a health and environmental viewpoint…well, they’re not all that great. They’re packed with toxic materials, they burn lotsa kilowatts, and they’re pretty hard on the eyes and hands. Fortunately, a growing number of computer designers are developing cleaner, greener and healthier machines.

So, You Want to Buy a New Computer?

By Janet Brown - Vol. 7, No. 4. Winter, 2006

Before you go out get that new G5 or the latest Blackberry, stop and think about what you plan to do with your old ones. Forty million computers-laden with lead, cadmium, chlorinated plastics, and other tech-toxins- are disposed of annually. Only 11% are properly recycled.

Surf's Up! Green Health Care Grows From a Ripple to a Wave

By Janet Brown - Vol. 7, No. 3. Fall, 2006

Over the last decade, there has been a tremendous increase in eco-consciousness in the health care industry, and this has led to a corresponding increase in the number of green cleaning products, building materials, and medical supplies now available. But not everything is as green as it may seem. Fortunately, there has also been a big increase in the number of information resources available to help guide ecologically minded health care professionals.

Outpatient Clinics Honored for Superior Environmental Performance

By Janet Brown | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 2. Summer, 2006

The Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), annual Environmental Leadership Awards honor hospitals, health systems and clinics who've demonstrated superior performance in eliminating mercury, reducing waste, and implementing eco-standards. This year's award winners show that small outpatient clinics can make as big a difference as large medical centers.

Digital Pulse Wave Analysis Offers Non-Invasive Early Heart Risk Assessment

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 2. Summer, 2009

Central Aortic Systolic Pressure (CASP) is one of the most powerful early predictors of cardiovascular risk. New digital pulse wave analysis technology is putting this valuable test in the hands of preventive primary care doctors.

ASU & Pycnogenol Join Glucosamine on Frontline of Natural Arthritis Therapies

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 10, No. 2. Summer, 2009

Pycnogenol, an extract of French Maritime Pine bark, and Avocado-Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU), compounds extracted from soy and avocado oils, work as well or better than available anti-arthritic medications. They also have fewer side effects and cost less.

Raising Vitamin D vs. Reducing Skin Cancer: Are They Mutually Exclusive Goals?

By Michael Traub, ND & Monica Scheel, MD - Vol. 10, No. 1. Spring, 2009

As we've learned more about the importance of vitamin D in preventing heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes and depression, some people have begun to challenge skin cancer reduction efforts focused on sun avoidance. But careful review of the science shows that oral vitamin D supplements can more than compensate for any vitamin D lost through sun-avoidance. For light skinned people, sun protection makes most sense---just make sure to use eco-friendly products.

JUPITER: Separating the Solid Clinical Matter From the Hot Gas

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. Winter, 2008

Gaseous Surface of Jupiter: Many cardiologists are hailing the massive JUPITER trial as a breakthrough, claiming that statin therapy could reduce cardiovascular risk even in patients with normal LDL.

Hypothyroidism, Candida & "Oximation": Toward a New Model of Chronic Disease

By Roby Mitchell, MD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. Winter, 2008

The most important concept in medicine, I think, is the Law of Parsimony. It dictates that when explaining the cause for an event or series of events, the simplest explanation is likely to be most valid.

Mushroom-Derived Compound Boosts Immune System Function in the Elderly

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 3. Fall, 2008

Immune system function tends to diminish with advancing age, leaving many elderly people more susceptible to influenza, common colds, and pneumonia, as well as various cancers. A new study shows Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC), a mushroom-derived compound used in Japan as an adjunct in treatment of cancer and hepatitis, can boost T-cell mediated immune function in otherwise healthy elders.