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Any empirical evidence to support the health benefits of fish oil?

Any empirical evidence to support the health benefits of fish oil?

Fish Oil healthy?: Yes there is enough evidence in medical literature strongly supports health benefits of fish oil it has been shown fish oil and omegs 3 benefits patients with cancer of prostate, breast and colon.It also is recommended by american heart association to prevent coronary artery dosease.Nih recommends it for elevated triglycerides, secondary cv dosease, and hypertension.Also in psychatric disease etc. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Holistic Medicine: I believe that holistic medicine, when properly practiced, assures all of that. For the principles delineated by the american holistic medical association see http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&sl=22&contentid=22 also see http://www.Abihm.Org/general-public. ...Read more

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What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

Folic acid: The most important supplement is folic acid. Beyond that, just a normal healthy diet full of fruits/veggies, lean proteins, and calcium containing foods. No herbal supplements have been proven beneficial for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Milk Thistle: It may not be part of traditional chinese medicine but milk thistle is very good for the liver. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for overactive bladder?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for overactive bladder?

It Depends: If you are speaking of faith healing in general, as a physician and scientist, i cannot vouch for that as a viable medical intervention. However, since overactive bladder is a condition highly affected by stress and other goings-on in your brain, i would not dispute that stress-reduction by any means or any activities that contribute to positive thinking and overall feeling of well-being can help. ...Read more

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Are there mental exercises that improve mental health?

Are there mental exercises that improve mental health?

Also: In the case of dementia, cognitive exercises like playing chess, doing crosswords and listening to classical music have been shown helpful. Other mental exercises like envisioning a potentially stressful situation and going though what you will do in your mind beforehand also can be helpful. Cognitive techniques that involve how you think about things also can work well for many problems. ...Read more

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Can korean red ginseng tea aid against erectile dysfunction? And what are the other benefits?

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Can korean red ginseng tea aid against erectile dysfunction?  And what are the other benefits?

Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21536 for info on asian/korean vs american vs siberian ginseng. It's a nice review of current knowledge (w/journal references) of which a few small studies suggest possible benefit in erectile dysfunction (about 1/3 down page). Quality ; quantity will affect individual benefit, if any. Your mileage may vary. Be sure to chat w/your family doc. ...Read more

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Are there supplements that can improve the health of my prostate?

Are there supplements that can improve the health of my prostate?

Possibly: There are over-the-counter products that one can take to possibly improve prostate health. These are herbal products, most notably saw palmetto. This is usually in combination with other herbs such as pygeum africanum and others. The studies for the most part do not show much improvement in objective parameters when studied in clinical trials although patients do feel better taking these herbs. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs, vitamins or supplements that help with erectile dysfunction?

Are there any herbs, vitamins or supplements that help with erectile dysfunction?

I am not: aware of any herbs or supplements or vitamins that can help in ED. Most important thing is that you get tested to exclude any treatable medical condition, such as diabetes, that might be the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can you please list foods for endocrine support and immune system support?

Can you please list foods for endocrine support and immune system support?

NONE: There are no magic foods that support the immune or endocrine systems - only good healthy nutrition and exercise. Don't believe what you hear from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

Maybe: It has been suggested that lycopene found in tomatoes and in OTC supplements may be beneficial. First thing you should do is have your family physician do a digital rectal prostate exam to make sure your prostate feels normal. Stay away from advertised "medications" that sound too good to be true. ...Read more

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Can you live in supported housing because of your mental health?

Can you live in supported housing because of your mental health?

Yes: I have heard of both transitional living programs and supervised living programs. Some are community based with vna going independent living facilities. ...Read more

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Is rhodiola rosea good for stress and anxiety. I was reading somewhere that there is no scientific evidence supporting the claims by many experts.?

Is rhodiola rosea good for stress and anxiety. I was reading somewhere that there is no scientific evidence supporting the claims by many experts.?

Not exactly "no" : Rhodiola rosea is an herbal "adaptogen" -- suggesting it can improve adaptation & resilience to stress. At least 1 small pilot study has shown a specific rhodiola extract's [rhodax] usefulness in generalized anxiety d/o: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18307390?Dopt=abstract existing studies seem contradictory: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22643043 could be good herb, needing study. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for kidney infections?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for kidney infections?

No: While i don't want to discourage anyone's belief in prayer, kidney infections can be serious infections and need antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Is it true that civilized societies provide more advanced mental health systems?

Can't be answered: It depends on how you define "civilized" and "developed". Is the us highly civilized ? Most americans say yes but other nations may disagree. Is our mental health system highly developed? In some ways yes, in others no. ...Read more

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Is the hawthorn scientifically demonstrated to help heart's diseases and anxiety?

Is the hawthorn scientifically demonstrated to help heart's diseases and anxiety?

Anxiety: There is some research that Hawthorn might be effective in improving some heart failure symptoms in some people with mild to moderate heart failure. There is some evidence that Hawthorn, combined with magnesium and California poppy might be useful in treating mild to moderate anxiety disorders. See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment of your condition. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for Stress ...Read more