Statin Drug Usage Jumps 150%, Heart Attacks Unchanged

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported this week that cholesterol lowering drugs called statins rose by 156 percent between 2000 and 2005. Spending on these stating drugs by US patients jumped from $7.7 billion to $19.7 billion. However, there is no proof or research to prove that these drugs actually reduce the…

Acupuncture and Stroke

Acupuncture and Stroke Acupuncture and stroke is a hot topic in neurology circles these day. Classical acupuncture treatment and research in China has long documented the benefits of early acupuncture care for stroke victims. Western medicine is beginning to examine the benefits of this very simple, cost-effective form of stroke rehabilitation. There is great deal…