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    Issue 232...November 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    The great GMO debate
    Another call to arms regarding cardiovascular disease
    The "secrets" of longevity
    Angioplasty vs optimal medical therapy for stable coronary artery disease
    Red wine, alcohol and cardiac benefit
    Diabetes diagnosis followed by weight gain increases risk of cardiovascular death
    Belly fat + insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes
    Plant polyphenols from fruits and vegetables and age-related cognitive disorders
    Fruits, vegetables and risk of stroke in men. The importance of lycopene
    Association between bisphenol A and obesity in children and adolescents
    References

    RESEARCH REVIEW:  An Alternative Approach to Treatment of Autism
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

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    Issue 231...October 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Chronic diseases and mainstream medicine. An editorial comment
    FDA approves new EPA prescription "drug"
    Micronutrients and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Alcohol and rheumatoid arthritis
    Association of cataract with type 2 diabetes and statin use
    Job-related stress and cardiovascular disease risk in women
    Statins and vascular calcification among type 2 diabetics
    References

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    Issue 230...September 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. A new direction and a new hope
    Increasing numbers of children use psychiatric drugs off-label
    Calcium and heart attacks
    A folk remedy for urinary tract infections - Now better evidence
    References

    RESEARCH REVIEW:  Evidence-Based Medicine: Fact or Fantasy?
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

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    Issue 229...July/August 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Salvestrol update
    Calcium and heart attacks
    Micronutrients and risk of colorectal cancer
    Caffeine and progression of cognitive impairment
    Carotid artery ultrasound and prediction of cardiovascular risk
    Diabetes and early childhood vitamin D deficiency
    Cost of patient satisfaction
    References

    BOOK REVIEWS
    • The Creative Destruction of Medicine. How the digital revolution will create better health care
      by Eric Topol MD
      Basic Books, New York, 2012
    • Bombshell: Explosive medical secrets that will redefine aging
      by Suzanne Sommers
      Crown Archetype (Random House), New York 2012
    • White Coat Black Hat. Adventures on the dark side of medicine
      by Carl Elliott
      Beacon Press, Boston, 2010
    • Pharmagedon
      by David Healy
      University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2011
    • Childhood Under Siege. How big business targets children
      by Joel Bakan
      Allen Lane (Penguin Group) and Simon and Schuster, 2011

    Reviewed by William R. Ware, PhD

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    Issue 228...June 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Aspartame: The hidden danger in our midst and how it kills us
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    • Diabetes
    • Cancer
    • Autoimmune diseases
    • The beverage alcohol (ethanol) connection
    • But it is mostly circumstantial evidence
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL

    US Preventive Services Task Force - Prostate cancer screening

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    Issue 227...May 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Coenzyme Q10 and heart health
    New diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
    Predicting male hypogonadism
    Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and coronary calcium
    Heart protective curcumin
    Tricks of the trade
    References

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    Issue 226...April 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Elevated childhood cholesterol - Bring on the statins!
    Growing evidence of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of ADHD
    Warning regarding statin risk from the FDA - Finally!
    NEWSBRIEFS
    • Aspirin and vascular events
    • Alcohol and stroke in women
    • More evidence against sugar-sweetened drinks
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL

    PCA3, the new and novel prostate cancer marker
    Fundamental problem with prostate cancer detection tests
    PCA3 and repeat biopsy decision
    PCA3 and initial biopsy detection
    Statistical analysis of PCA3 test results
    References

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    Issue 225...March 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Calorie restriction, longevity and disease prevention
    Statins and diabetes in postmenopausal women
    Cardiovascular health. New focus of The American Heart Association (AHA)
    Another pillar of the cholesterol-cardiovascular disease association crumbles
    Call to abandon LDL cholesterol targets in new guidelines being formulated
    Human intake of BPH from canned soup measured
    References

    RESEARCH REPORT  Treatment of Congestive Heart failure
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE


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    Issue 224...February 2012....21st Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Vitamin D update - Here comes the attackers
    Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone and sudden cardiac death
    Vitamin D - The AHA meeting in Orlando
    Vitamin D status, seasonal infection and lung function
    Erosion of faith in evidence-based medicine
    Sodium intake and cardiovascular risk. A J-shaped relationship
    Aspirin for primary prevention. A turning point
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL

    The devil and the deep blue sea. Androgen deprivation therapy
    The Gleason 6 conundrum
    NIH Consensus Panel endorses active surveillance



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