Category Archives: Dr Oz Recipe

CDC Finds “Alarming” Rise in Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Girls

One out of four teenage girls in the U.S. is infected with at least one type of sexually transmitted disease, including the killer cervical cancer, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Veganomicon: A Book of Recipes from the Post Punk Kitchen

“Veganomicon”: the word sounds like the name of a convention or or a disease or something, but it’s actually a vegan cookbook. In fact, the book’s subtitle calls it “The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook.”

Heparin: A Common Drug That’s Getting a Lot of Attention

Heparin, a blood thinner, is one of the most common drugs used in health care today. Tonight’s “60 Minutes” led off with the story of actor Dennis Quaid and his wife, who saw their twins almost die from a ten-thousand fold overdose of Heparin.

Fisher-Price Recall Affects Over 10 Million Trikes, Other Products

More than 10 millions toys and other children’s products from Fisher-Price have been recalled in an announcement made Sept. 30th. Two of the products, the Fisher-Price Trike and Tough Trike, have caused injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. The tricycles account for seven million of the items in the Fisher-Price recall.

Questions and Answers on Christina Applegate’s Breast Cancer

Getting a diagnosis of breast cancer can be a shock at any age, but it’s even more surprising when it happens to someone young, as it did to 36-year-old actress Christina Applegate. It’s unusual to hear of someone getting the disease at that young an age, but it does happen. A good friend of mine from college was diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30s, but unfortunately by the time it was caught it was too far advanced. She died at age 35.

Neti Pot an Ancient, Simple, and Cheap Remedy for Nasal Problems

People today are finding an effective new remedy for their sinus stuffiness and other nasal problems, but actually the Neti pot is not new at all. In fact, it’s ancient. The idea is catching on more and more these days with increasing numbers of people discovering alternative medicine and natural healing.

Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen by Proxy: Fascinating, Perplexing, Disturbing

Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen by proxy are two of the most fascinating problems in mental health, in large part because both involve willful medical and/or emotional deception. They involve people doing horrific things to themselves or others in order to gain attention from doctors, hospitals, friends, and relatives. They fall under the general category of factitious illness, which also includes hypochondria.

Pancreatic Cancer: A Brutal Disease with a Grim Prognosis

Actor Patrick Swayze announced through his representatives today that he has pancreatic cancer, but his doctor has said, “Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment.”

“Perfect” Teen Dies of Malignant Hyperthermia After Surgery to Correct Inverted Areola

A popular teenage cheerleader died of a rare condition called malignant hyperthermia after having reconstructive breast surgery for asymmetrical breasts and an inverted areola.

Lorenzo Odone (of “Lorenzo’s Oil” Fame) Dies at 30

Lorenzo Odone, whose struggle against a rare disease led his parents to be activists portrayed in the movie “Lorenzo’s Oil,” has died at age 30.