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Search For Live Liver Donors Raises Medical, Ethical Questions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Medical advances in organ transplantation have extended lives that a few years ago would have been cut short. Yet public solicitation for organs raise...

Scavenging for Organs: Why the Donor Famine Justifies A Radical Harvest

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ transplant, yet the American political establishment has been unwilling to champion non-traditional methods of expanding the organ supply.

What Is Stopping You From Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Consider insomnia as a symptom of a deeper problem. The answer is not sleep medication, or psychotropic medication, as the medications themselves are toxic to the organs, have side-effects, are often addictive.

Cocaethylene Studied: Cocaine, Alcohol Mix To Create Toxic 3rd Chemical

The Observer | Jamie Doward | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Drug addiction clinics say they are becoming increasingly concerned by the health risks associated with the chemical -- the only known example of the ...

Milk Thistle Shown To Help Cancer Patients

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study, published online today in the journal Cancer, finds that milk thistle may help reduce the liver inflammation associated with chemotherapy...

Liver Damage May Be Prevented By Herbal Medicine

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A well-known Eastern medicine supplement may help avoid the most common cause of liver transplantation, according to a study by researchers at the Sta...

Detoxing And Cleansing With Gwyneth

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

The food was so satisfying, that before I knew it, I had eliminated dairy, sugar, caffeine and wheat from my diet. Completely!

Panel Wants Ban on Percocet and Vicodin

nytimes.com | Gardiner Harris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the...

Texting Helps Teens With Live Transplants Follow Medical Guidelines

Yahoo! News | Martha Kerr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For teenagers who've had a liver transplant, text message reminders to take their medications reduce the risk of organ rejection. That finding come...

A "S.A.D." Lifestyle

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Obama keeps reminding us that we need to prepare ourselves for making sacrifices in order to correct the excesses of the past. This applies as much to our diet as much as it does to the economy.

A Toxic World?

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Some people think that the body is adequately equipped for detoxification, but if it were, we wouldn't have words like carcinogen, teratogens, reproductive toxicants, and endocrine disruptors.