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AMA Masthead 1

January 1, 2011

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  • Acupuncture for Menopausal Hot Flushes

    Menopausal hormone therapy has both risks and benefits. the conclusion of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study was that for many women, the risks of menopausal hormone therapy outweigh the benefits.
  • PPIs = CAP? The Possible Connection

    Protein pump inhibitors cause changes in gastric acid that promote bacterial colonization of the upper gastrointestinal tract and may be connected with an extra risk of community-acquired pneumonia, though the research reviewing this effect in humans has been mixed.
  • It Takes Two: Homeopathy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Results of this unique randomized controlled trial of homeopathy for people with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) suggest that any therapeutic benefits that might occur are due not to the specific remedy employed but to the empathetic and healing nature of the homeopathic process of consultation. The question begging to be asked is, what can any practitioner take away from this conclusion?
  • Turning Red: Variability in RYR Products

    A mixture of monacolins is the primary candidate for the active participle of red yeast rice, (RYR) an over-the-counter remedy frequently used to help control elevated cholesterol levels. This study reveals wide variations in the monacolin content of a sample of red yeast products that may significantly impact therapeutic response, as well as the presence in some of potentially toxic contaminants.
  • Skim Milk Gets a Move On

    Three 8-oz glasses of fat-free milk per day provided significant relief to patients with functional constipation.