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    Issue 163....December 2005/January 2006....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Disagreement over health benefit from tanning beds
    Natural supplement reduces diabetes-related pain
    B12 deficiency requires high supplement doses
    Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce mortality from heart disease
    Dietary linolenic acid may reduce atherosclerosis
    Further evidence that calcium may prevent colorectal cancer
    NEWSBRIEFS
    RESEARCH REPORT: Diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer
          By William R. Ware
    • The Gleason Score
    • Atypical Results, Intraepithelial Prostatic Neoplasia
    • Staging of Prostate Cancer
    • Diagnosing Advanced Prostate Cancer
    • Crunching the Numbers - Evaluating the Pre-Treatment Picture
    • Summary

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    Issue 162....November 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    High homocysteine levels predict cognitive decline
    Vitamin D may protect against gingivitis
    Greater fitness reduces risk of metabolic syndrome
    Testosterone therapy may be linked to prostate cancer
    Depression and bowel problems linked to chronic cystitis
    Eating fish may lower inflammation in the blood vessels
    NEWSBRIEFS
    RESEARCH REPORT: Diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer
          By William R. Ware
    • Biopsy Technique and the Optimum Number of Cores
    • Biopsy Pain
    • Biopsy Complications

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    Issue 161....October 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Potassium bicarbonate helps prevent bone loss
    Sun exposure and lymphoma
    Sun exposure: Both harmful and beneficial
    Meditation prolongs life
    Periodontal disease linked to mortality in type 2 diabetes
    Eradicating H. pylori helps prevent stomach cancer
    RESEARCH REPORT: Diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer
          By William R. Ware
    • The digital rectal examination
    • The PSA test
    • To screen or not to screen?
    • Advanced PSA tests
    • Conclusion
    • References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 160....September 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Vitamin D deficiency in southern Florida
    Design of the SELECT trial
    Vegetarians less likely to be overweight
    Possible prostate cancer link to low-fat milk
    Second-hand smoke nearly as damaging as smoking itself
    Supplementary vitamin D may prevent fractures
    Computerized medication dispensing systems do not improve safety
    Nutty alternative benefits heart health
    NEWSBRIEFS
    RESEARCH REPORT: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Not So Benign Condition
          Part II - Conventional and Altenative Treatment, by William R. Ware

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 159....July/August 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Breast cancer linked to depression
    Mediterranean diet adds years to your life
    PUFAs can increase cataract risk
    RDA for selenium may need revision
    Vitamin C requirement increases during pregnancy
    HRT increases risk and severity of stroke
    Kidney stone risk can be reduced through diet
    Daily treatment may be unnecessary for mild asthma patients
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Travellers' Thrombosis - An Update, by Maurice McKeown
    RESEARCH REPORT: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Not So Benign Condition
          Part I - Causes, Diagnosis, and Prevention, by William R. Ware
    References

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    Issue 158....June 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Breast cancer linked to stress
    Let them eat dirt!
    Vitamin E in heart disease and cancer prevention
    Review finds high intakes of vitamins E and C are safe
    Aspirin and cardiovascular protection in women
    Parents should not rely solely on sunscreen
    Runners need to monitor fluid intake
    Acupuncture may relieve pelvic pain in pregnancy
    NEWSBRIEFS
    RESEARCH REPORT: The Prostate: Small Gland - Big Problems, by Hans R. Larsen, MSc ChE

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 157....May 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Diabetes protects against prostate cancer
    St. John's wort as effective as paroxetine
    Rice bran oil may help lower cholesterol
    Anti-inflammatories & antioxidants limit risks of metabolic syndrome
    Periodontal bacteria linked to risk of cardiovascular disease
    All forms of vitamin E work together to prevent Alzheimer's
    NEWSBRIEFS
    BOOK REVIEW: The Unbroken Field: The Power of Intention in Healing, by Dr. Michael Greenwood
    FEATURE ARTICLE: Inflammation: A Double-Edged Sword - Part III, by William R. Ware

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    Issue 156....April 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Gallbladder disease risk increased by estrogen therapy
    Colonoscopy remains gold standard in cancer detection
    Vitamin C and cancer therapy
    Shorter work shifts imperative for interns
    Homocysteine level strongly related to cognitive decline
    Cholesterol-lowering diet can compete with drugs
    NEWSBRIEFS
    FEATURE ARTICLE: Inflammation: A Double-Edged Sword - Part II, by William R. Ware

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    Issue 155....March 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Polyunsaturated fatty acids don't compete over benefits
    Diet adherence more important than method
    Younger siblings protect against multiple sclerosis
    Refined carbohydrates increase stroke risk
    Dietary magnesium lowers colorectal cancer risk
    Risk of aluminum build-up from antiperspirants
    Red and processed meat linked to colorectal cancer
    Folate may prevent hypertension in women
    FEATURE ARTICLE: Inflammation: A Double-Edged Sword, by William R. Ware
    References

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    Issue 154....February 2005....14th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Fruits and veggies help prevent fibrocystic breast lumps
    Acupuncture effective in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee
    Vitamin C helps prevent heart disease
    Green tea extract - a superior source of polyphenols
    Improved screening method for colon cancer
    A rational approach to prostate cancer treatment
    Age-related decline in testosterone levels
    Guns in the home - a dangerous situation
    NEWSBRIEFS
    THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH: Vegetarian Does Not Have To Be "All or Nothing", by Melanie Mendelson

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