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Local Woman Can’t Get Life-Saving Drug

About half of Americans took at least one prescription drug over the past month. That includes one of five children, nine out of ten older Americans, and a local woman who needs her medication in order to be able to even leave her house. You’d never realize Amy  Hanna...

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Clinician’s Corner: Herbals – FeverFew

Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium (feverfew, bachelor’s buttons, featherfew) is ranked #19 as the most often used herb in the US. The leaves or flowers, which can be fresh or dried as well as a tincture are available.  The active ingredient is parthenolide, which has been studied to prevent menstrual cramps, cancer,...

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Clinician’s Corner: Types of herbs

As we start an in depth exploration of the herbals and supplements it is important for us to distinguish between the types of herbs available. Food Herbs: characterized by low toxicity. May ingest substantial amounts for extended periods of time Examples: peppermint, lemon balm, marshmallow, chamomile, garlic, ginger, rose...

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Clinician’s Corner: Zinc

We started this journey through the vitamin aisle on February 5th with Clinician’s Corner.  We now wrap up this journey through the vitamins and supplements with Zinc. Zinc is considered to be an essential “trace element” that has to come from the diet. Zinc is an enzyme cofactor and...

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