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prescription culture
2014-08-01 02:15:55

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. We have pills to ease pain, to cure infection, to help us lose weight, to treat chronic conditions, and to enhance our sexual and athletic prowess. Why do pills play such a central role in today's society and could we benefit from taking fewer pills? This provocative topic is explored in the article “'Take Your Pill': The Role and Fantasy of Pills in Modern Medicine,” published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication...

high carb diet bad for your brain
2014-02-24 07:10:36

[ Watch the Video: What's Making Your Brain Shrink? ] Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, February 21, 2014—Even small increases in blood sugar caused by a diet high in carbohydrates can be detrimental to brain health. Recent reports in medical literature link carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to a greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, impaired cognition, and other disorders. David Perlmutter, MD, best-selling author of Grain Brain,...

2009-02-05 15:29:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Obama Administration's call for change comes new momentum for health care reform, which at its core should encompass universal coverage along with evidence-based methods of prevention, chiropractic, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), states an editorial in the January 2009 issue (Volume 15, Number 1) of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

2008-12-18 10:55:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical acupuncture, which is acupuncture performed by a licensed physician trained at a conventional medical school, is being used increasingly for pain control. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal (www.liebertpub.com/acu) and the official journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, is at the forefront of these efforts in the military. The technique developed by Dr. Niemtzow...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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