Category Archives: Chronic diseases

Tip of the Week – Primatene Mist (2011-12-01)

Audio MP3 recording of important update on Primate Mist Click to listen: Primatene Mist Update (December 1, 2011) Related articles Primatene Mist With Chlorofluorocarbons No Longer Available After Dec. 31, 2011 ( FDA to Primatene Users: Get Asthma Prescription Now … Continue reading

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Protected: Recipe for insulin

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Making the most of OTC meds – ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is one of the first prescription drugs that moved to over-the-counter status approximately 25 years ago, the prescription drug being released about 10 years prior to that. In the USA, OTC ibuprofen is most commonly found in the 200 … Continue reading

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Insulin, thyroxine, and biotech: feasible or fantasy?

Tomorrow’s headline: Hospitals Flooded with Patients Suffering Racing Hearts  – Source Traced to Bioengineered Bacteria. Can Experts Reverse the Epidemic Before More Succumb? * * * Today both KF and JW ask about an online article do-it-yourself biotech. Is it actually feasible to duplicate big … Continue reading

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Photo Quiz Question – Q.004

Photo Quiz Question – Q.004 – August 5, 2011 23-year-old white male, who says he thinks he was stung by a bee while camping, but feels fine otherwise. What does the above image depict?  Does he need a bee sting … Continue reading

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Lessons from Non-Compliant Patients

I have seen patients die – from uncontrolled hypertension, treatable urinary infections, curable pneumonia. What do many of these patients have in common? Some (though not all) simply did not take their medicine. It’s not that they didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Thyroid disease – Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) – Part 5 of 5 – Rational treatment or cannibalism?

Image via Wikipedia At the end of the world as we know it, there is one other treatment option for hypothyroidism that I refrained from mentioning. I am not aware that this treatment is practiced anywhere in the world, though it is … Continue reading

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Thyroid disease – Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) – Part 1 of 5

The following is excerpted from my upcoming book, Armageddon Medicine. Thyroid disease – Hypothyroidism (Low thyroid) The question of treating low thyroid in a post-apocalyptic world is a common one.  If Synthroid becomes unavailable, is a hypothyroid person doomed? The … Continue reading

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Photo Quiz Question – Q.001

Photo Quiz Question – Q.001 – June 10, 2011 As this web site has developed I’ve continually tried to adapt it to the interests of my readers. At medical conferences, photo quizzes are always popular, and at the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it, diagnosis will … Continue reading

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Where to begin?

Where to begin? As this blog develops, specific advice on relevant topics will be added on a regular basis.  If you have comments or questions on a particular aspect of health care, please enter them below.              In the meantime, start … Continue reading

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