IMC Article Archive: RECENT WRITINGS

Hearing Loss: How Common is Hearing Loss?

by C. Robert Pettit, MD 1:1,000 U.S. children born with profound deafness 3:1,000 born with partial hearing loss Half of these are caused by genetic factors Most (70 percent to 80 percent) of genetic loss is nonsyndromic (occurs without any … Continue reading

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Wheat Product Reactivity: It’s not all about Gluten

by Bob Dozor, MD The markets I shop at have growing sections full of gluten free products. Clearly they are getting more popular! Do you need to buy only gluten free products if you feel better eliminating wheat from your … Continue reading

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Genomic Medicine: Dawning of “Personalized” medicine or an invasion of fear and hype in a broken health care system?

by Bob Dozor, MD The entire human genome has been mapped; well – sort of! We now know every single chemical constituent of DNA and how DNA does its job! Moreover, very soon, we will be able to map every … Continue reading

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Chelation Therapy is Still at the Back of the Bus

by Bob Dozor, MD “Effect of Disodium EDTA Chelation Regimen on Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Previous Myocardial Infarction” was published in the March 27, 2013 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  It demonstrated that “among stable … Continue reading

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Even Low, Regular Alcohol Use Increases the Risk of Dying of Cancer

by Bob Dozor, MD Sorry, this is a bummer!  While it’s true that regular, low level alcohol consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), unfortunately it increases the risk of cancer. Even worse, it’s not a … Continue reading

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HIGH CALCIUM INTAKE LINKED to HEART DISEASE & DEATH

by Bob Dozor, MD Without a doubt getting adequate CALCIUM is essential for bone health and important for other functions. This has led more that half of US women who are middle aged or older to take calcium supplements. But recent … Continue reading

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The Gentle Path to Wellness: Stress Reduction Through Body Awareness

Achieving balance and relaxation using the tools of Body Awareness, Breathing, Meditation, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis, Autogenics, Cognitive-Behavioral Training and Exercise. Stress is an every day occurrence. It is any change that you must adjust to. It can … Continue reading

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Hypnosis – The Power to Change Your Life

Learn self hypnosis for weight loss, smoking cessation, stress reduction, anxiety & depression, pain relief and overall well-being. Hypnosis is a method of healing that dates back to ancient times, when deepened states of relaxation were used to produce beneficial … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Holistic Health

Oriental Medicine, that is, Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy, subtly yet powerfully balances our physical, emotional and spiritual aspects, building our energy and strengthening our immune system. The approach of Oriental medicine is a holistic one. It focuses on the complete … Continue reading

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Heart Disease

Heart disease is by far the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To emphasize this point — it is also the leading cause of death for women and not breast cancer. Heart Disease … Continue reading

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