March 22-31, 2013 - Original Health Articles

Weight Loss Surgery: Pros and Cons

If you think gastric bypass surgery is always more effective than drugs, exercise, and diet for treating overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes, think again. Though in recent years bypass surgery (a procedure that reduces stomach size by having your digestive passageway bypass part of the stomach and small intestine) has been held out as a magical cure for the chronic disorder, it now appears this is not always true.

The Newest Treatments for Epilepsy

If you're living with epilepsy, you probably take antiepileptic medications regularly to control your symptoms. But for about a third of epileptics, even the best medical treatments won't be effective. New Treatment Options There's hope on the horizon for people with uncontrolled epilepsy, according to Christopher DeGiorgio, MD, a Professor of Neurology at UCLA, and Vice President of Neurology at NeuroSigma, a Los Angeles medical device company.

Chelation Therapy for Arthritis: Get the Facts

During chelation therapy, a solution of ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) is injected into the blood. This chemical binds with heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, calcium, arsenic, and aluminum, and pulls them out of the body.

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