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Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Stroke & Dementia

By Jill Carnahan, MD, Contributing Writer

Diet sodas are garnering negative attention yet again, and for good reason. A recent report from the ongoing Framingham Heart Study indicates that drinking as little as one can of sugar-free soda per day over long periods can raise the risk of stroke and dementia by a factor of three.

Understanding the Two Forms of CoQ10

By Lauren Hilinski, Contributing Writer

The subject of CoQ10 bioavailability is a cause of contention and confusion for clinicians and patients alike. One of the biggest debates centers around which basic form of CoQ10 is most effective: Ubiquinone or Ubiquinol. Cardiologist Stephen Sinatra sheds some light.

Choline Citrate Improves Magnesium Absorption

By Russell Jaffe, MD, Contributing Writer

Choline, a water-soluble vitamin-like nutrient that is recognized for its role in methylation, liver detoxification, bile production, and neuro-hormonal suppor, is also able to increase the transport of magnesium into cells. 

Restoring Health, Rebuilding Lives: Clinicians Rise to Aid Refugees

By Madiha Saeed, MD, Contributing Writer

Refugee healthcare has become one of the world’s most pressing medical issues. Dozens of international groups provide acute care in the world's most strife-torn regions. But once refugees are out of imminent danger, and find foothold in places of relative safety, a different set of challenges emerge. Clinicians all over the US are working to help recent immigrants restore their health, rebuild their lives, and integrate into new communities.

In Genomics, as in Life, the "80/20 Rule" Applies

By Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS

There’s a lot of hype around genomics these days. From a patient care perspective, it comes down to two basic questions: What types of tests give truly useful information? And, who benefits most from having the testing done? Thought leaders in the field gathered at Maryland University of Integrative Health for a three-day symposium on these issues. 

Fearing "Too Much Information," Clinicians Hesitate on Genomics

By Erik Goldman

Despite all the scientific excitement about genomics—and all the colorful marketing of genetic test systems—holistic physicians have been slow to embrace the personalized medicine revolution. Fear of being deluged with too much useless information is a major reason for the reluctance.