Alternative Medicine


Menopause Awareness Month News

Perimenopause—the hormonal “roller-coaster” years preceding menopause—can be a bumpy ride for many women. While symptoms commonly begin around age 42, they can occur earlier or with cancer treatment or hysterectomy. Barb DePree, MD, OB/GYN, Lakeshore Health…



New Studies Link Fluoride to Adverse Health Effects

Studies linking fluoride to lower IQ, ADHD, thyroid dysfunction and depression are presented at the 2018 joint annual meeting of the ISES-ISEE (International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology) in Ottawa, Canada (August 26-30),…


Do You Neglect Eye Exams?

,VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits provider in the United States, and market research agency YouGov released new findings showing that half of people in the U.S. are neglecting their eyes despite 84 percent of people…


New Study Shows Private Hospital Rooms are Safer

Private hospital rooms save lives by reducing the risk of a dangerous hospital-acquired infection, known as a central line infection. This was the conclusion of a new study published in PLOS ONE by Liam O’Neill, Sae-Hwan Park, and Frank Rosinia from the University of…



PCOS Awareness Lights Up the World

On September 1, 2018, the first day of PCOS Awareness Month, PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association will kick off the inaugural World PCOS Day of Unity. People around the world will come together in…



Why National Eye Exam Month Is Important

August marks National Eye Exam Month, a health awareness holiday that few have heard of until now. Eyemart Express, a leading national optical retailer and the fastest provider of quality prescription eyewear in the industry, is…