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Welcome to the Index of Subjects from A to Z for the Medical News Reports

The index will be updated every three months

Click on the numbers after the subject to link to the report(s) about the subject

**Special Reports are at the end of the index**

A

A V Heart Block {66}

 

Abdominal aortic aneurysms {68}

 

Acne rosacea,types, treatment {71}

 

Aortic valve replacement surgery, TAVI (Trans-aortic valve implantation) {65}

 

Abuse - cyber/sexual/physical {39} {64} bullying {61} human/domestic {62} child abuse {63} {64}  Types {63} Nursing home, seniors {65} opioid stimulant {76}
 
Acetominophen (Tylenol) for arthritis {80}

 

Acupuncture for pain {78}

 

Acupressure {78}

 

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) {58}

 

Addiction, opioid, narcotic {47}

Treatment and recovery  {58}

 

Addison's disease {57}

 

Adrenal gland disorders, cancer, tumors {57}

 

Adrenaline injectors for acute allergy attacks {80}

 

Aerobics for chronic pain {79}

 

AIDS {46}

 

Alcohol {25, 33}
     Heavy drinkers {39}

Alcohol abuse {72}

Alcoholism {57}

Aldosterone {61}

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) {33}

Allergy {14, 16} skin, treatment, antihistamines, Nasacort {25} {76} food allergies (dairy,nuts, shellfish) {67}

     Diagnosis, treatment {51} Penicillin {68} seasonal, inhalent allergy treatment {76}

Alternative therapies versus complementary therepy {75}

American Cancer Society Guildelines - mammography {50} colorectal cancer, prostate cancer {78}

Amyloid in multiple myeloma {64}

Anaphylaxis {67}

Androgen (testosterone) deprivation and prostate cancer {73}

Anemias, iron deficiency, aplastic, sickle cell, hemolytic, Fanconi's {68}

Aneurysms including aortic and intracranial {24, 28} (also see vascular)

Angiotensin-renin system {61}

Animal/human bond {79}

Antibiotics for dental procedures in joint replacement patients {66}

Anticoagulants {46}

Antidepressant Medications {50}

 

Antihypertensives that treat heart failure {61}

 

Antisocial Personality Disorders {55}

 

Anxiety Disorders {50}

Alzheimer's Disease (also see Dementia) {12, 45}

Antibiotics {6, 9, 16}
     Unnecessary Prescribing {35}

Anticoagulants (see also blood thinners) {34, 47}{79}

Antidepressants (see also depression){36}

Antihistamines {51}

Anti-inflammatory medications (JSAIDs) uses, side effects {59}

Antioxidants (also see supplements) {10, 11}

Anxiety disorder, social {72}

 

Aortic aneurysms {68}

 

Aortic valves disease {63}

 

Aplastic anemia {68}

 

Apnea, obstructive sleep {6, 19, 20, 23, 27 , 69} (special report on OSA)
     Pacemaker for OSA to treat {25}

Appointments, doctor's, prolonged waiting time {70}

Aromatherapy {81}

Arrhythmias-atrial fibruillation, other atrial arrhythmias {59}

Arterial disease of the lower extremeties {69}

Artery, carotid, obstruction {51}

Arthritis, gout {5}, osteoarthritis {10, 11}, rheumatoid arthritis {10, 11}, Psoriatic {11, 40}      Sjogrens Syndrome {7}, Surgical correction {12}, Meds {28}, Osteo Comparison of Treatments {38,} chondroitin sulfate/glucosamine supplement {62}

Arthroplasty of the hip {77}

Aspartame-sugar substitute-Nutrasweet, Equal {63}

Asperger's Syndrome {52}

Aspiration in pneumonitis from gastric reflux {81}

Aspirin {22, 47}    Uses, side effect, prevention of cardiovascular disease {59} side effect in comparison to NSAIDS, anticoagulants {80}

Asthma {8, 12, 13, 77}

Atherosclerosis of abdominal and pelvic vessels, obstruction, thrombosis {68}

Athlete's foot {75}

Atopic dermatitis {67} eczema {68}

Atrial Fibrillation {59} asymptomatic, risks {72} and strokes {79}

Autism {52}

Autistic spectrum disorder and sleep problems {53}

Autonomic nervous system {61}

B

BMI and cardiovascular disease {79}

BRCA gene mutation and cancer risks {72}

Back pain, surgery {27}, spine issues, sciatica, anatomy of spine, back muscles {17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27}

Bacteria, gut {25} {60}

Balance disorders {53}

Balloon Sinuplasty {54}

Barrett's esophagus from gastric reflux {81}

Behavioral therapy and smoking cessation {73} for chronic pain {81}

Benign Porstatic Hypertrophy (BPH) {62}

Benzodiazepines, increases opioid use {76}

Bernie Sanders Health Care Plan {52}

Big Pharma and Television advertising; off-label drugs {62}

Bisexual STDs {46}

Binge Eating {46}

Bipolar Disorder (also see manic depression) {12, 13}

Birth Control Medication {40}

Bladder diseases, interstitial cystitis {72}

Bladder Infection, Incontinence, Cancer {16, 17, 19, 20}{58}{65}

Bladder Issues includes cancer, infection, incontinence, stones {16, 17, 19}

Bladder Stones {60}

Bleeding, upper gastrointestinal, anticoagulant {47}

Blood cancers treated by stem cell therapy {63} Multiple myeloma {64}

Blood clot removal after stroke {76}

Blood count, complete (CBC) {67}

Blood diseases {67}

Blood Pressure, medications falls {42}; Measurements and new guidelines {51}{75}

Blood Thinners (see also anticoagulants){34}

Body dysmorphia {61}

 

Body Lice, Bed Bugs {49}

 

Bone density testing - DEXA scan {70}

 

Bone marrow {67} transplants- stem cell therapy {63} Side effects {63} For multiple myeloma {64}

 

Borderline Personality Disorders {55}

 

Botox Injections {60}

 

Bowel Disease {54}

 

BPA-bisphenol (toxin in plastics){39}
 
Brain
     Stroke (see stroke)
     Aneurysm (see aneurysm)
     Cancer (see cancer), tumors, polio virus treatment {39}
     Degenerative diseases (see specific disease)
Tumors (malignant, Benign) {68}

BRCA gene mutation {17, 42}

BRCA gene mutation in breast and ovarian cancer {27} treatment options {56}

 

Breast Cancer {17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28}{75}{78}
     BRCA Gene Mutation {17}
     Density Issues (thickness) {13}
     Ductal carcinoma {26}
     Genetic Treatments {78}
     Implants, complications, cancer lymphoma {78}
     Screening Guidelines {11, Special Report 2015} {68}
     Stages of Breast Cancer {24}
     Treatment Options {56}
     Types: Estrogen positive, HERS positive, Triple negative {78}

 

Breast MRI's for high risk breast cancer patients {68}
Breast Reconstruction
     After prophylactic mastectomies {27}
     After cancer surgery {27}

Breast Surgery, cosmetic, reconstruction, reduction {65}

Bronchitis {77}

Buprenorphine (suboxone) treatment for opioid addiction {58}{70}

Bulimia {46}

Bullying {13} {61}

Burnout {65} physician {67}

BUN - test for kidney function {56}

C

CA-125-ovarian cancer {57}
 
CDC- Commuicable Diseases Center-Viruses Zika {50}
 
COPD-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease {77}
 
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines, options {69}
 
CPR-new guidelines for technique {51}
 
Calcium sores for coronary arteries, CTscans {78}
 
Cancer-general subjects, cancer advances, screening {6}, cancer treatment and Survivorship Handbook - special reports, skin {5}, Breast Guidelines 2015 {Special Report} kidney cancer {66}
       Blood for {35}
Link to obesity {47}
       Liver {50}
       Women (female cancers) {12}
       Vaccine {39}
Survivorship-side effects of cancer treatment-fatigue {54}
       Cancer 2016 update, deaths, screenings, survivors {59}
 
Cancer immunotherapy {78}
 
Cancer survivorship issues - recurrence and second cancers {73}
 
Candida Albicans (yeast) vaginal infections, STDs {49}
 
Cannabidiol (derivative from marijuana) for seizures, pain {80}
 
Cannabinoid (marijuana) therapy {63}{76}
 
Cannabis and chronic pain {81}
 
Care-End of Life {52}
 
Cardiac (see also heart failure, heart attack, myocardial, infection, carditis, arrhythmias),
     Special Reports {9, 21, 23, 28, 29}
     Arrest {21}
     Cardiac events {23}
     Defibrillator for cardiac arrest {11}

Cardivascular disease nutrition, diet, waist size, metabolic syndrome {78}

Cardioversion for atrial fibrillation {59}

Caregiver abuse of elders {65}

CaringBridge.com (a survivors website) {7}

Carotid artery obstruction, treatment, surgery, stent {51}

Carotid disease {28, 31}

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome {10, 11}

Cataracts {8, 44}

Celiac Disease (Gluten sensitivity) {14, 20}{67}

Cephalosporins (Keflex) cross=allergy reactions with penicillin {68}

Cereve Sleep System {56}

Cervical, spine, surgery {21}

Cervix, Cervical cancer caused by HPV virus {60} Screening guidelines {63}

Chantix for Smoking Cessation {50}

Chemobrain {53}

Chemotherapy {11}

     For advanced colorectal cancer {58}

     For breast cancer {78}

Chicken pox and shingles {74}

Child abuse {63} Sexual {64} genital mutilation {66} allergies {67}

Child molestation {71}

Childhood Obesity {44}{81}

Childhood leukemia {70}

Chinese medicine-acupuncture, acupresure {78}

Chiropractors-pain management {76}

Chlamydia Infections {49}

Chocolate {8}

Cholectystitis {53}
 
Cholecystectomy {53}
 
Cholesterol - Lipids {4, 5, 24}
     In Diet {39}
Management, alternative for treatment {55}

Chondroitin/glucosamine (treatment of arthritis){39}{62} sulfate value {66}

Chronic pain management {76}{79} and behavioral therapy {81}

Cigarettes (see also tobacco) {25}

     E type update {53}

Clitoral cosmetic surgery {66}

Clinical trials for brain tumor patients {68} for FDA approval {81}

Clinton Healthcare plan {58}

Clot removal after stroke {76}

Clostridia dificile gut infections {60}

Coffee and health benefits {81}

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Anxiety, Depression {50}

Cognitive impairment from cancer treatment {53}

Colds vs Sinusitis {25}

Cologuard-screening test for colon cancer {57}

Colon functions {56}

Colonoscopy
      Bowel Preps {36}

Colorectal cancer screening {57}{58}{78}; increases in younger people {71}

Combinations of drugs can be dangerous (gabapentins and opioids) {71}

Companion pets and health benefits{79}

Complementary (also alternative medicine) {27}

Complete Blood Count (CBC) {67}

Complications (postoperative){39}

Compulsive disorder {54}

Concierge Medicine {56}

Concussion (see also head trauma) {12}

Conduction abnormalities of the heart {66}

Constipation {12}

Contact lens that change with light {77}
 
Contraceptives {40}
 
Coronary artery calcium scoress-calcification and cardiovascular disease {78}
 
Cortisone {57}
 
Cosmetic surgery
     In men {30}
Breast {65}
     genital surgery-labiolplasty, vaginoplasty {66}

Cost, healthcare {43} {55}

Cowden's syndrome and cancer risk {72}

Creatnine test for kidney function {56}

Cushing's Disease {57}

Cyberdating (abuse){39}

Cyberterrorism in health systems {70}

Cystitis, interstitial {72}

Cystoscopy {58}

D

DT's alcohol withdrawal {57}
 
Dairy related allergy (intolerance-lactose) {67}
 
Death rates
     Cancer {25} {59}
     In the US 2014 {55}

Debt (medical bankruptcy){39}

Decaf vs caffeinated beverages {64}

Defibrillator - cardiac- infections {73}

Dehydration {7, 8}{67}

Dementia {5} Alzheimer's Disease {12, 45}

Dense breasts, screening options, risk for cancer {56}

Dental (see also oral) {10, 11} surgery in joint replacement patients (antibiotics) {66}

Dental appliances for sleep apnea {69}
 
Dental decay from gastric reflux {81}
 
Depression {7, 8}
     Treatment (antidepressants) {36} caused by medication {79}
    Influence on smoking cessation {73}

Dermatitis {67}{68}

DEXA scan for osteoporosis {55} for bone density {70}

Diabetes including diagnosis, type 2, complications, skin manifestations, foot {15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29} Ketoacidosis {26}

Diabetic Guidelines - stastins, blood sugar, HBGA-1C, lipids {49}
  • Dialysis, kidney {62}
     
    Diarrhea, treatment guidelines {56}
     
    Dieting Myths {50}
     
    Diet and cardiovascular disease {78}
     
    Diets
         Healthy Heart {34}
         Mediterranean {25}
         Pills {7}
         Best 2017 (US News and World Report) - Dash Diet, Mediterranean diet {73}
         Low sugar versus low fat {77}

    Diplomats, U.S. and neurological symptoms in Cuba {81}

    Disability, insurance {22, 31}

    Discharge Instructions (hospital){39}

    Diseases of the colon {56}

    Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis {56}

    Dizziness {53}

    Doctors (see physicians) {2, 30} profile {67}

         In training {36}

         When to switch {35}

    Domestic Violence {62}
     
    Donald Trump healthcare plan {51}
     
    Drug addiction {58}
     
    Drugs
         Illegal {25, 30}
         Cost {43}{69}{77}
         Pricing {57}
                Interactions{64}
            Psychological-gene testing {67}

    Dry eye syndrome {77}

    Dry mouth syndrome, xerostomia, causes, consequences, treatments, products {72}

    Dry needling {78}

    Duodenum-small bowel disease {54}

    DVT, Deep Vein Thrombosis, leg {45}

    Dysmorphia - body {61}

    E

    EPI pen injectors {65}

    Ear wax impaction, treatment {72}

    Eating Disorders, Bulimia, Binge {46}

    Ebola infection {31, 32, 34, 35}

    Eczema-allergic dermatitis {67} exzematoid dermatitis {68}

    E-cigarettes {25, 28, 50} {53} abuse by youth{64} success in smoking cessation {73} Mod-Pol-Juuling {81}

    Education (medical){40}

    Elbow injury-tennis elbow {74}

    Elderly abuse {65}

    Elderly healthcare - is it ever time to stop preventative medication and when to consider refusing treatment because of age {70}

    Electrical nerve stimulation for pain {77}{78}

    Electronic medical records {81}

    Eliquis {47}

    Embolism from leg veins {79}

    Emphysema {77}

    End of Life Care {52} {61}

    Endocrine glands - system (see also specific glands, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, ovary, testes, pancreas) {31, 32, 34}

    Endorphines and pain relief, placebo effect {78}

    Endoscopic sinus surgery {54}

    Energy drinks {12}

    Eosinophilic esophagitis {67}

    Epidural injections {77}

    Epilepsy {74}

    Epinephrine use in anaphylaxis {67}

    Epipen (adrenalin) injectors for acute allergy attacks {80}

    Erectile dysfunction {24}

    Erythropoietin, kidney production {56}

    Esophageal - cancer, reflux (GERD) {8} hiatal hernia

    Esophagitis (Barrett's) {41}, Esosinophilic {67}

    Esophagus, Achalasia {41}

    Estrogen {15} (see also ovaries, breast) therapy for menopausal women, new guidelines {72} positive breast cancer treatment {78}

    Exercise and cardiovascular disease {78} treatment for chronic pain {79}

    Exercises for plantar fascilitis, tennis elbow {74}

    Eye, Macular Degeneration {43}

      Cataracts {44}

      Glaucoma {41}

    F

    Facet injections for pain {77}
     
    Famvir, Treatment for Shingles {52}
     
    Fanconi's anemia {68}
     
    Fast foods {12} see also foods
         Weight Gain {39}

    Fast tracking drugs {81}

    Fats (see also lipids) {24}

    Fatigue from cancer treatment {54}

    Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic {13}

    FDA (see healthcare issues, pharmaceutical companies) {23}

    FDA approval of specific types of stem cell therapy {63}

    FDA drug approval process {81}

    FDA how groups get around the rules {63}

    FDA regulations for E-cigarettes {53}

    Fecal tests for colon cancer {57}

    Fecal, implants {24} transplants to treat intestinal disease {60}

    Female (sexual dysfunction){44}

    Female physicians {67}

    Fenofibrate treatment for cholesterol {55}

    Fentanyl-synthetic opioid overdose {70}

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome {57}

    Fibrillation (Atrial) {59}

    Fibroids {32}

    Fibromyalgia {12, 25}

    Financial fraud of elders {65}
     
    Finger
         Trigger {25}

    Fish oil (see Omega) {3, 19} best and worst to eat {64}

    Fitness and fat - heart attack study {79}

    Flesh eating bacteria {6}

    Flu shots {22, Report} vaccine for 2017-2018 update guidelines {68}

    Flu syndrome, symptoms, vaccine {74} for 2018-2019 {81}
     
    Fluoride therapy for dry mouth syndrome {72}
     
    Food (see diet, vegetables, fruits, food chart, addiction, report) {12, 13, 15, 27} allergies {67}
         Cooking oils {22}
         Fats {22}
         Pomegranate {33}
         Popcorn calories {28}
         Addiction {27}
         Smoothie recipe {24}
         Red yeast rice {22}
         Spices {18, 20}
         Food borne illness {9}
         Superfoods {6}
         Food stamps {16}
     

    Food poisoning, food borne illnesses {70}

    Foot injury-plantar fascilitis {74}

    Fractures-hip {77}

    Fruits (see foods)

    Functions of the colon {56}

    Functions of the kidneys {56}

    Future of Medicine Series {25, 26, 27, 28}

    Fungal diseases (meningitis, pulmonary, steroid injections) {11}

    Fusion (Spinal, Lumber) {52}

    G

    Gabapentins (neurotin and lyrica) {71}
     
    Gall bladder disease {53}
     
    Gallstones {53}
     
    Gardasil vaccine for HPV virus prevention {60}
     
    Garlic and other herbs {64}
     
    Gastrointestinal (see specific diseases of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small and large intestine, rectal, anal)
         GERD (see reflux) {8, 16}

    Gastric reflux {81}

    Gastritis, bleeding {47}

    Gay, medical issues {46}

    Gender, dysphoria {45}

    Gene testing to select best medication-psychological {67}

    Genital Cancers caused by HPV {50}

    Genital cosmetic surgery {66}

    Genital mutilation of children {64}

    Genetic markers, LBGT {46}

    Genetic causes of cancer {72}

    Genetic Testing, 23andme {52}, for breast cancer treatment {78}

    Genital herpes {46}

    Genotyping for best medications {67}

    Gingivitis {71}

    Glaucoma {41}

    Gonorrhea, STDs, vaginal, penile, eye {49}

    Government (see healthcare issues, VA, Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, FDA) {1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 28}

    Genital cancers {60}
     
    Genetic -  causes of cancer, counseling, markers and cancer treatment {59}
     
    Genetic testing {22, 27, 31}
         Melanoma {10}
         Mutations {27}
         BRCA {27}

    GERD (see reflux) {8, 16}

    Glioma of the brain {68}

    Global disease, outbreaks and epidemics {9}

    Glioblastomas of the brain {68}

    Glucosamine (see also supplements) {28, 39}

    Gluten free foods, sensitivity, celiac disease {14, 20}

    Gout (see arthritis) {5}{80}

    Government dependency {50}

    Graft versus Host Disease (from transplants and stem cell therapy) {63}

    Guidelines, screening, lung {41} HPV vaccination in children {60}

    Gum disease {71} caused by dry mouth syndrome {72}

    Gut (gastrointestinal infections) infections {60}

    H

    H Pylori infections causing peptic ulcers {60}

    HERS positive breast cancer {78}

    HPV virus testing {60}

    Hair loss, from chemotherapy (cooling caps){10}

    Hand, hygiene {32}

    Harassment-sexual {64}

    Head trauma, injury (see also concussion) {13}

    Headache
         Migraine {26, 27, 33}
         Tension {37}
         Cluster {37}

    Health benefits of animals {79}

    Health screenings (see also screenings)

    Healthcare costs {46, 47}
     
    Healthcare issues {1, 4, 8, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 34,38,41}
         Also govt FDA {27}
         Medicare and Medicaid {34}, Obamacare, medical insurance, VA {31}
         Healthcare Gone Crazy {38}
         Healthcare plan of Donald Trump {51}
    Healthcare plan Sanders {52}
              Healthcare plan Trump {59}
         Single Payer System {62}
    New options-smart medicine using technology {75}
           Costs -factors for rising costs {76} for illegal immigrants {79}
     

    Healthcare statistics {78}

    Hearing loss {10, 11, 28}

    Heart attacks, fat, and fitness {79}

    Heart block, AV {66}

    Heart disease and aspirin protection {80}

    Heart failure {28, 29}{61} attack {7, 10, 11, 21}, arrhythmia {9}, see also cardiac {9, 21, 23, 28, 29}, cardiovascular events {23}, Function {61} Healthy heart diet {7} Mechanism {61} Symptoms {61} Treatment {61} Atrial Fibrillation {59}

    Heart month-statistics on heart disease {73}

    Heart valve disease {63} surgery {65}

    Heat Stroke, exhaustion {44} {67}

    Hemoglobin {67}

    Hemolytic anemia {68}

    Hemorrhoids {25}

    Hepatitis (A, B, C, toxic, alcoholic) {6, 47}

    Herbs for health; interactions with medications {64}

    Hereditary causes of cancer {72}

    Heroin {47}{58} overdose (addiction with or without fentanyl) {70}

    Herpes simples, genital herpes {46}

    Herpes Zoster {10, 11}, {52} infection {13} shingles {52}{74}

    High risk breast cancer patients use of MRI's {68}

    Hillary Clinton Healthcare Plan {53}

    Hip fractures {77}

    Hippocratic Oath {49}

    Hoarding syndrome {71}

    Hodgkins disease, lymphoma {71}

    Homeless medical issues {76}

    Hormone replacement therapy {55} therapy for menopausal women, new guidelines {72}

    Hospice care {61}{70}

    Hospitalist {54}

    Hospitals {18, 26, 31}, infection {13}, Discharge Instructions {39}, Best in US 2015 {44}

    HIV, AIDS {46}

    HPV (Human papilloma virus) {46}

    HPV testing at the time of a pap smear test {63}

    Human abuse-child abuse {63}

    Hydration {44}

    Hypertension, anti-hypertensive meds {8}; Measurements using blood pressure cuff {51}

         Caused by renin/angiotensin elevation {56} new guidelines for diagnosis and treatment {75}

    Hypochondriasis {50}

    HPV - Human Papilloma virus (see also viruses) {27, 29}, oral salivary test for oral HPV {8} , Virus infection {50}

    Hydronephrosis of the kidney {60}

    I

    IVP (Intravenous pyelogram) {58}

    Ibuprofen versus aspirin; and nighttime urinary urgency {80}

    Ileum-small bowel disease {54}

    Illegal drugs, designer drugs {21}, Molly {21}

    Illegal immigrants and healthcare costs {79}
     
    Image, Body {61}
     
    Immune checkpoint inhibitors treatment for cancer {78}
     
    Immune System {61}
     
    Immunosuppressive treatment for transplant patients {63}
     
    Immunotheraphy {61} {78}
     
    Implants, breast {65}
     
    Infection in cardiac devices (pacemakers and defibrillators) {73}
     
    Infections, viral HPV - Zika {50}
     
    Insurance, health (see healthcare issues)
         Disability {22, 31}

    Influenza vaccines, illness, Tamiflu (see also vaccines, viruses) {2, 28}, Special Report , vaccine guidelines 2017-2018 {68} for 2018-2019 {81}

    Inner ear disease, vertigo {53}

    Insomnia (also see sleep abnormalities) {23, 24}

    Incontinence (see also bladder, pelvic prolapse) {16, 17, 19, 20}

    Influeneza Immunization effectiveness for adults 2017 {62}

    Injuries - brain, head {13, 14} concussion {12}, lightning {9}

    Insomnia {56}{76}

    Insured Americans, discussion {55}

    Intensivist {54}

    Interactions (adverse) between aspirin and NSAIDs {80}

    Interstitial cystitis {72}

    Iron deficiency anemia {68}

    Irritable bowel syndrome (see also Celiac, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis {14}

    J

    Jaundice, pancreatic cancer {51}

    Jock Itch {49}

    Joint - replacement {12, 40}, (also see Arthritis){10, 11, 12} replacement and dental surgery-need for antibiotics {66} revision surgery {66}

    Juuling-e-cigarettes and dangers for youth {81}

    K

    K2 (synthetic marijuana) {80}

    Keflex allergy crossover with penicillin {68}

    Kidney {22} Functions and tests {56} stones {60} cancer {66}

    Ketoacidosis, diabetic [26}

    Kidney infections {58}

    Kidney renal artery stenosis {68}

    Knee replacement- total {79}

    Kratom synthetic opiate {58} overdose, deaths, abuse {74}

    L

    Labioplasty, genital cosmetic surgery {66}

    Labrynthitis {53}

    Lactose intolerance {8, 14, 26} {56}{67}

    Laminectomy {52}

    Laryngoesophageal refulx from gastric acid {81}

    Laser treatments for vaginal disorders {66}

    Late breaking news {26}

    Lawsuits for medical malpractice {74}

    Lead toxicity, causing cardiovascular disease {76}

    Legal rights for sick patients {81}

    Lesbian, medical issues {46}

    Leukemia as result of Polycythemia Vera, Myelproliferative neoplasms {68}

    Leukemiaa, lymphatic (lymphoblastic), myelocytic (myeloblastic) acute, chronic, adult, childhood {70}

    Leukoplakia, oral {11}

    Life Expectancy {35}
     
    Lifestyle and life expectancy {80}
     
    Lipids (see also fats) {1, 24, 37}
         Management {1, 24}

    Lithotripsy for kidney stones {60}

    Liver Cancer {50}

    Low back pain {26}

    Low calorie sugar substitutes {63}

    Lumbar spine surgery {52}

    Lung cancer screening, new blood test to help with selection of candidates {80}

    Lupus {7}

    Lyme disease {80}

    Lymph node anatomy and function {71}

    Lymph system {71}

    Lymphatic leukemia, acute, chronic, adult, childhood {70}

    Lymphatic System {61}

    Lymphogranuloma Venereum {49}

    Lymphoma, types {71}, complication of breast implants {78}

    Lynch syndrome, cancer risk {72}

    Lyrica {71}

    M

    MRI's for high risk breast patients {68}

    MRI's for brain tumors {68}

    Macular Degeneration (eye){42, 43}

    Malaria {8}

    Male enhancement surgery {66}

    Mammogram guidelines 2017 {68}

    Mammography-new guidelines for screening {50} Dense breasts (options 2-D VS 3-D) {56} false and positive results {66}

    Manic depression (see bipolar disorder) {13}

    Marijuana, medical, illegal {10, 30, 38} laws {63} use for chronic pain {76} approval for seizures {80}

    Massage therapy {78}

    Mastectomy, bilateral, prophylactic {56}

    Medical
         Crisis {31}
         Errors {8}{74}
         News, late breaking {5, 6, 7, 8}
    Education {40}
     
    Medical Marijuana and marijuana laws {63}
     
    Medicare {3, 4, 12, 15, 23, 34}
         Part D-medication plan {55} should they cover vision, hearing and dental services {67}
    Outlook costs {79}

    Medicaid (see also Obamacare) {6, 20, 24, 26}

    Medications - allergy, NSADS {28}, Anti-hypertensives (also blood pressure meds){8}, bone, cancer, cold, diet pills, GI, generic {31}, heart, hormones, pain, narcotics {27, 34}, statins {13, 29} interactions {64} shameful prices {69} when to stop {70} errors {74} depression as a side effect {79}

    Medicine - The Future of series {27, 28, 29}
         Alternative {27}
         Statins {29}
         Narcotics {27}
         Also see pain meds
         Concierge {56}

    Melanoma {5, 10, 16, 19}

    Memory difficulties {5} (see also Alzheimer's Disease){4}

    Meniere's disease {53}

    Meningiomas of the brain {68}

    Meningitis - fungal, bacterial {11}

    Menopause (pre and post) {15} {55}

    Men's issues (symptoms ignored){11}

    Mental Healthcare Crisis {55}

    Meridians for acupuncture, acupressure {78}

    Mesenteric artery thrombosis {68}

    Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease {78}

    Metastatic cancers to the brain {68}

    Methadone {58}

     
    Mehyphenidate (Ritalin) treatment for ADHD {58}
     
    Microcephaly {50}
     
    Migraines (also see headache) {26, 28, 29}{67}
         Head device (Cefaly) {28}

    Mind-body connection and illness {81}

    Mitral valve replacement surgery {65}

    Mod-Pod e-cigarettes and dangers for youth {81}

    Molly (see illegal drugs) {21}

    Mons pubis reduction surgery {66}

    Mosquitos-infections-viral {50}

    Mouth (see dental, oral cavity, teeth) {10, 11}

    Mouth manifestations of systemic disease {73}

    Multiple myeloma {64}

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) {9}

    Munchausen syndrome by proxy {64}

    Muscle disorders from statins {55}

    Mycoplasma Genitalium vaginal infections, male urethra infections {49}

    Myelocytic (myeloblastic) leukemia, acute, chronic, adult, childhood {70}

    Myelodyplastic syndrome (polycythemia vera, myelodyplastic disease, mylofibrosis {70}

    Myelofibrosis {68}{70}

    Myeloproliferative neoplasms {68}{69}

    N

    NSAIDS(Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) {58} side effects {66} for arthritis {80}

    Nail diseases,systemic illnesses with nail manifestations {75}

    Naloxone {47}

    Naproxen {80}

    Narcan to reverse opiate or heroin overdose {58}{76}

    Narcolepsy {25} (see also sleep disorders)

    Narcotics {27, 34}

         Abuse {47}

    Nasal septal surgery (septaoplasty) {54}

    Nasal sinus surgery {54}

    Nasocort {22}

    Neck (see also spine) {18, 19}

    Neuralgia, post-herpetic {52}
     
    Neuroforamen injections for pain {77}
     
    Neuronitis, acute vestibular {53}
     
    Neuropathy
         Diabetic {24, 25}

    Neurotin {71}

    Neurosyphilis {49}

    News, Medical {5, 25}

    Nicotine addiction and e-cigarettes, smoking cessation, depression {73}

    Nicotine Patch {31}

    Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory meds (NSAIDS) {28}

    Nurse practitioners {80}

    Nursing home abuse {65}

    Nutrition - information {23, 27}, Guidelines {49} Label Changes for 2018 {61} Recommendations {63} cardiovascular disease {78}

    O

    Obamacare (see healthcare issues) {4, 6, 8, 22, 51}
         Status in the US and alternatives {55}{58}
    Changes by Trump {61}
     
    Obesity {6, 24, 25, 26}
        Childhood {44}    
        Definition {43}
        Diet pills {7}
        Hunger hormones {45}
        Series, organ diseases {46, 47}
        Obese women and congenital abnormalities {75}
     
    Obsessive compulsive disorders {50} {54}
     
    Obstructive Sleep Apnea {27}
     
    Obstructive sleep apnea, diagnosis, treatment {69}
     
    Occupational therapy {79}
     
    Off-label drugs {81}
     
    Omega-3 fatty acids {59} prevention of cardiovascular disease {78}
     
    Omental fat (visceral fat) and cardiovascular disease {78}
     
    Opioid Addiction {47}, crisis overdose {58} update Nov 2017 (oxycontin, percocet, hydrocodone, etc.) {70} abuse, new injectable treatment {72}, non-opiod medications to treat chronic pain, alternative therapies for treatment {75}
     
    Oral cavity {11}
         Cancer, care, complications of cancer, screening for cancer {16, 18} {60}
    Manifestations of systemic disease {73}

    Organ Transplantation

    Orpharyngeal (throat) cancers {60}

    Orthotics for plantar fascilitis, foot injury {74}

    Osteoarthritis (see arthritis) {80}

    Osteoporosis {36}{55} update Nov 2017 {70} and hip fractures {77}

    Ovarian cancer, cysts {57}

    Ovaries {27}

    Overdose of opioids (narcotics) {70}

    Overweightness and cardiovascular disease {79}

    Oxycontin addiction {58} human/animal bond {79}

    P

    PNC-27-Bogus Cancer Treatment {61}
     
    PTSD {36} {37} {38}
     
    Pacemakers {66} infections {73}
     
    Pain
         Back {23, 26}
         Management {5, 29} alternatives to opiod medications {75} and specialists {77}
         Meds, Narcotics {27} Physicians guidelines for prescribing {59}
         Headache (see migraine) {29}
         Cluster
         Tension
         Shingles {52}
    Abuse, addiction, overdose {58}
         Types {75}
    Chronic {79}

    Pain injections {77}

    Painful intercourse - laser treatment {66}

    Palliative Care {61}

    Pancreas Functions {42}; cancer, diagnosis, treatment {51}

    Pap Smears {25, 27} {60}

    Parasympathetic nervous system {61}

    Parathyroid {34}

    Parkinson's disease {54}

    Patient Care - centered care {7}

    Peanut allergy {67}

    Pedophilia {71}

    Pelvic congestion syndrome {68}

    Pelvic, pain {31, 32, 34} Exams (should they be performed routinely){63}

    Penicillin allergy {68}
     
    Peptic Ulcer Disease {44, 47}{60}
     
    Periodontal disease, effects on the body, treatment {71}
     
    Periodontis as a result of dry mouth syndrome {72}
     
    Personality Disorders {55}
     
    Petit mal seizures {74}
     
    Pets and humans - health benefits {79}
     
    Pharmaceutical Companies (Big Pharma) {7, 16, 17, 21, 28}
         Pharmaceuticals (see drugs, meds)
         Off-label drugs {62}
    Costs {69}

    Phlebitis {79}

    Physical - exams, activity levels {7} therapy for chronic pain {79}

    Physicians {10, 30} assistants {81}

        Reimbursement {40}

    Pilates {79}

    Pituitary Gland {31}

    Placebo {25} Effect (Mind-body connection){55} and pain {78}

    Plantar fascilitis {74}

    Plaque, teeth {71}

    Plasma {67}

    Plasma cell cancers, abnormalities {64}

    Platelet disorders, thrombocythemia {68}{69}

    Plavix {47}

    Pneumonia {11}

    Poisoning, food {70}

    Polio Virus and Brain Cancer Treatment {39}

    Polycythemia Vera {68}, Primary and Secondary {68}

    Polypill {49}

    Polyps, colon {57}

    Post-herpetic neauralgia {52} after shingles {74}

    Postoperative Complications {39}

    Pradaxa {47}

    Pregnancy {18}

    Preventative Surgery (breast, ovary){42}

    Prevention medication - is it ever time to stop them? {70}

    Probiotics {19}{60}

    Prolapse, Pelvic {21}

    Prostate {32 , 33, 34, 35, 36, 38}
         Benign hypertrophy (enlarged prostate)
         Cancer {3,19, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38}{64}{73}
         Infection
         Screening {3}{64}

    Psilocybin, LSD {63}

    Psoriasis, skin, arthritis {40}

    Psychedelics therapy for psychological disorders {63}

    Psychiatry, shortage of doctors {55}

    Psychogenic illness-mass hysteria {81}

    Psychogenomics (gene testing for proper medications) {67}

    Psychological therapy for chronic pain {81}

    Psychosis, schizophrenia {49}

    Psychosomatic disorders {50} therapeutic options {81}

    Pubic Lice {49}

    Public Policy (see government)

    Pulmonary embolism {46}

    Pulmonary valve disease {63}

    Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) {58}

    Q

    Questions to ask when being discharged from the hospital {73}

    Quick note series-should pelvic exams be routinely performed while performing a pap smear test {63}

    R

    Radioablation for pain {77}
     
    Radiation induced coronary artery calcification {78}
     
    Reconstruction (replacement)
         Breast {27}
         Facial
         Joint (partial, total)
         Skin

    Rectal cancer on the increase {71}

    Recurrence of cancer (cancer survivorship series) {73}

    Recurrence scores for coronary arteries - CT scan {78}

    Red blood cells {67}

    Reflexloogy {78}

    Reflux - gastro-esophageal {8} GERD {41}

    Registered nurses {80}
     
    Rehabilitation for chronic pain conditions {79}
     
    Remedies (over the counter)
         Cold {2}
         "Home"
         Unproven (alternative)
         Quack

    Renal artery stenosis (Kidney) {68}

    Renin-Angiotensin System {61}

    Replacement Surgery (shoulder){39, 40} knees {79}

    Research, cancer {12}, Special Report

    Respiratory illness, allergy {12, 13}, asthma {13}, pneumonia {11}, COPD {13}

    Restless leg syndrome {53}

    Rheumatoid arthritis {80}

    Right to Try Act for experimental drugs {81}

    Ritalin for ADHD {58}

    Robotic surgery {79}

    Rotator Cuff {39}

    S

    SSRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) {50}

    Saliva disorder, dry mouth syndrome, contents of saliva {72}

    Salivary gland disease, dry mouth symptoms {72}

    Salt {11}

    Scabies {49}

    Scalp-Itchy-Causes {39}

    Scandal, VA {42}

    Schizophrenia {49}

    Screening, colorectal cancer {57} cancer after 70 {70}

    Screening Guidelines (lung){41},  (breast) {special report}, youth {49} for colorectal an dprostate cancer {78}

    Screening for CT scans for lung cancer, new blood test to select candidates for screening {80}

    Second cancers {73}

    Second medical or surgical opinions

    Seizure disorders {74}

    Septoplasty {54}

    Service dogs {79}

    Sex, adolescents and teens {46}

    Sexual abuse, assault, harassment {64}

    Sexual Dysfunction Female {39}

    Sexually transmitted diseases-viral-Zika {50}

    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) {10, 11} {74} Treatment, vaccine, symptoms {52} {74}

    Shoulder {39} (Replacement){39,40}

    Side effects of NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory drugs) - aspirin, Aleve, Nuprin Advil, Ibuprofen {59}

    Side effects of cancer treatment {53}, fatigue {54}

    Side effects of chemotherapy {78}

    Side effects of pain meds {71}

    Silicone breast implants {65}

    Single payer healthcare plan, socialized medicine {52}{62}{63}

    Sinuses {25}, Sinusitis Vs cold {25} surgery {54}

    Sinusitis, chronic, acute {53}

    Sjogrens Syndrome {7} (also see arthritis) {77}

    Skeletal anatomy {76}

    Skin
         Allergies {16}
         Cancer {5} (Vitamin B3){43} {65}
         Diseases
         Care{65}
         Sunscreens {5}{65}
         Testing for food allergies {67}
     
    Sleep {24, 25}
         Apnea {6, Report}{69}
         Insomnia {24}
         Narcolepsy {25}
         Abnormalities in autism Apnea {53}
    Testing {69}

    Smell abnormalities, anosmia {35}

    Smoking {25} (see tobacco, cigarettes), Quitting {38} {50}, teens {53}, E-Cigarettes {53}

    Snoring {6}

    Social anxiety disorder {72}

    Socialism {50}

    Socialized Medicine {52}{62}{63}

    Spice, synthetic marijuana {80}

    Spinal adjustments by chiropractor, different techniques {76}

    Spinal cord injections and implants {77}

    Spinal nerve anatomy {76}

    Spinal Surgery, fusion {52}

    Spine (cervical) {18, 19}disorder for pain {76}

    Spleen {71}

    Spondylitis {80}

    Spondylolisthesis of the Spine {52}{76}

    STDs (sexually transmitted diseases, viral causes) {46, 47} (moluscumcontagiosum {47} {49}

    Statins {4, 8, 13, 27, 43}
         Treatment, alternative, intolerance, myopathy {55}
     
    Stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma {64} bone marrow {67} transplantation for leukemia {70}
     
    Stomach, functions {43} ulcers {60}
     
    Stroke {4}
         Comparison of Treatments {38}
    Clot Removal { 38,41}

    Sleep Disorders (obstructive, central apnea, narcolepsy) {21, 23, 24, 25}

    Smoking (see also cigarettes and tobacco) {25} cessation methods (e-cigarettes, behavioral therapy) {73}

    Spirometry for COPD {77}

    Statins {24, 27} (See also lipids) {49}

    Statis dermatitis {79}

    Stem cell therapy; types;scams {63} clinics {77}

    Stenosis, spinal {52}

    Stroke {23, 25, 26, 27} caused by atrial fibrillation, warnings of stroke {72}

    Suboxone {47}

    Substance abuse criteria {73}

    Sugar {4} Substitutes {63} and cardiovascular disease {78}

    Sugarless gum (Xylitol) {22}

    Suicides (PTSD, youth, young adults, general population, military, veterans) {11, 38, 39, 51}

    Sunscreens {29} (see also skin){65}

    Supplements{27}
         Glucosamine {28}
         Lavender (27, 28}
         Omega 3 {19}
         Vs. real food {13}
         Fraud {38}
         Dietary-interactions with medications {64}
     
    Sugar and tooth decay {72}
     
    Surgery - head, oral cavity, throat, larynx, neck, spine, chest, lung, heart, abdomen, extremities/joints {12}, genitals
         Complications {39}
    Preventative {42}
         Surgical techniques for sleep apnea {69}

    Surgeon (choosing) {13}

    Surveillance for prostate cancer {78}

    Survivorship, cancer, issues {53} {54}

    Sweeteners (artificial) {35}, sugarless gum {22}

    Swine Flu (H3N2) {8}

    Sympathetic nervous system {61}

    Syphilis {49}

    T

    T-Cell lymphocytes as a treatment for breast cancer {78}

    TENS units {77}

    THC-marijuana treatments for medical diseases {63}

    Tamiflu {28}

    Tamoxifen hormonal therapy for prevention of recurrent breast cancer {78}

    Tanning beds {8}

    Tartar, teeth {71}

    Tea vs coffee {64}

    Teen smoking {53}

    Teeth (see dental, mouth) {10, 11} gums {71} prevention of disease {71}

    Tennis elbow (epicondylitis) {74}

    Terminally ill patients - when to stop treatments and medications {70}

    Testicle (testes)

    Testosterone {23, 24, 27, 30}
         Low T {23, 24}

    Thermiva therapy for vaginal symptoms {66}

    Thyroid (see endocrine meds, meds) {32}

    Throat cancers {60}

    Thrombocythemia (platelet disorder) {68}{69}

    Thrombocytopenia {69}

    Thrombophlebitis and embolism {79}

    Thrombosis mesenteric artery {68}

    Tick-borne disease (Lyme disease) {80}

    Tobacco {25}

    Toe fungus, ingrown {75}
     
    Tooth decay from gastric reflux {81}
     
    Transgender {45}
    Medical issues {46}
     
    Transplant, kidney {62}
     
    Trauma
         Head

    Treatment for chronic pain, options {75}

    Treatment for multiple myeloma {64} late in life - when to say no {70}

    Trigeminal pain, shingles {52}

    Trigger finger {25}

    Trigger point injections for pain {77}

    Triglycerides {30}

    Triple negative breast cancer {78}

    Trump, Donald healthcare plan {51}{58} {59} Changes in Obamacare {61} gets drug companies to delay price increases {80}

    Turbinate, nasal surgery {54}

    Tylenol (acetaminophen) {22}

    U

    Ulcer
         Mouth (aphthous stomatitis, canker sores)
         Stomach (gastric, intestinal)
         Skin

    Ulcerative Colitis {21}

    Uninsured Americans Status {55}

    Universal Healthcare {62}

    Unnecessary Prescribing of Antibiotics {35}

    Urine Analysis Test {56}

    UTI (Urinary tract infection) {58}

    V

    VA - Veteran's Administration {31, 34}

    Vaccines-influenza guidelines for 2017-2018 {68}
     
    Vaccinations (6)
         Cancer {39}
    HPV (Gardasil) {50}
         Influenza , Shingles {74}

    Vaginal cancers {60}

    Vaginoplasty {66}

    Valtrex for Shingles {52}

    Varicella zoster virus (Shingles) {74}

    Varicose veins {79}

    Vascular disease of the abdomen, pelvis {68} lower extremities {69}

    Vegetables (see foods) {9}

    Vertigo {53}
     
    Veterans-PTSD-Suicide {38, 39}
     
    Violence - human bullying {61}
     
    Viral caues of STDs, HPV, herpes, hepatitis, HIV-AIDS {46}
     
    Viruses
         HPV {27, 29}
         Influenza
    Zika {50}

    Visceral abdominal fat and cardiovascular disease {78}

    Vitamins {9, 25} interactions with medications {64}

    Voltaren {59}

    Vulvar cancers {60}

    W

    Waist size and cardiovascular disease {78}

    Waiting time for doctor's appointments {70}

    Wax, ear, impaction, treatment {72}

    Wellness {1}

    White blood cells {67} disorders (neutropenia, leukocytosis) {69}, white blood cell different types & functions {69}
     
    Women
         Issues {12}
         Cancer {13}

    X

    Xarelto {47}

    Xerostomia (dry mouth syndrome) {72}

    Xetia for cholesterol therapy {55}

    Xylitol (sugar), products to prevent tooth decay {72}

    Y

    Yeast Infections (vaginal) {49}
     
    Yoga {32, 33,38}
         Cardiovascular Effects {38}
    Positions to help back pain {60}
         Poses for everyday {64}
    Chronic pain management {79}

    Youth Screening Guidelines for Health Screeings {49}

    Z

    Z packs (Erythromycin) {6}

    Zika Virus {50}

    Zinc, does it help colds? {71}

    Zostavax vaccine for Shingles {52}

    Zovirax for Shingles {52}

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    Best US Hospitals 2013

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    Cancer Advances 2012

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    Handbook on Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts and Figures

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    Questionable Medical Treatments

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