Fibromyalgia: Medications and Alternative Fibromyalgia Treatments

Fibromyalgia: Medications and Alternative Fibromyalgia Treatments

Looking for information on traditional and alternative treatments for fibromyalgia? The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to manage your pain and lead a healthy life. Inside you’ll find expert advice and helpful tips on deciding the best […]

Ximelagatran (Exanta): Alternative to Warfarin?(Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Ximelagatran (Exanta): Alternative to Warfarin?(Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

For decades, the standards of antithrombotic therapy have been heparin and coumarin compounds, primarily warfarin (1). Other newer approaches include low-molecular-weight heparins, fondaparinux, lepirudin, argatroban, and melagatran (investigational). Although existing treatments are effective, they have many limitations. A safer, more convenient therapy is needed. Ximelagatran is the first oral treatment in a new World Health […]

Quertle: The Conceptual Relationships Alternative Search Engine for Pubmed

Quertle: The Conceptual Relationships Alternative Search Engine for Pubmed

Quertle: The Conceptual Relationships Alternative Search Engine for PubMed. Quertle, 2505 Anthem Village Drive, Suite E-170, Henderson, NV 89052; 303.495.5364; http://www.quertle.info; email, [email protected] Free website, funded by targeted educational and research-oriented ads. Quertle is a website that is a relatively new third-party tool for interacting with PubMed. This search engine describes itself as a “relationship-driven […]

Complementary and Alternative Medical Lab Testing Part 17: Oncology

Complementary and Alternative Medical Lab Testing Part 17: Oncology

Complementary and Alternative Medical Lab Testing (CAM Labs) contains summaries of the published research on lab tests, primarily from PubMed trials on humans. Each chapter (disease) begins with a brief summary of conventional lab tests, followed by additional lab tests, including diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, inflammation, etc. There are sections on endocrine hormones (thyroid, […]

Place First, Then Train: An Alternative to the Medical Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Place First, Then Train: An Alternative to the Medical Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

There are two overarching goals to psychiatric rehabilitation: Help people with disabilities achieve (1) work and (2) independent living goals in the real world. Over the past 30 years, two paradigms emerged to guide rehabilitation professionals in helping people achieve these goals. The traditional paradigm is a medical or clinical model called “train-place,” in which […]