Marsha Shelton

Magnetic Stimulation May Be as Effective as Electroconvulsive Therapy in Treating Severe Depression

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, which delivers brief but intense magnetic pulses to the brain, may be as effective as traditional electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. That’s good news, said Dr. Philip Janicak, medical director of UIC’s Psychiatric Clinical Research Center and head of …

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A New Therapeutic Approach in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Reprinted from ANNALS OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA, IMMUNOLOGY, February 1999, Volume 82, Number 2 L M Forsyth, MD; H G Preuss, Md; A L MacDowell, MD; L Chiazze, JR, ScD; G D Birkmayer, MD, PhD; and J A Bellanti, MD; Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology-Immunology and the Immunology Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC Background: …

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Increased Expression of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Subunit 2D in the Skin of Patients with Fibromyalgia

J Rheumatol. 2006 Apr;33(4):785-8. Kim SH, Jang TJ, Moon IS. From the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Anatomy, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. OBJECTIVE: We studied the expression of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) in skin of patients with fibromyalgia (FM) to investigate their role. METHODS: The presence of NMDAR subtype 2B …

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Tip of the Day

Physicians often don’t realize that their arthritis patients are dehydrated, and a lack of water can contribute to the thinning of the cartilage cushioning your joints. That’s because this cartilage is mostly made up of water, explains James N. Dillard, M.D., D.C., a pain specialist in New York City. Consume four to six 8-ounce glasses …

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Bone and Cartilage Growth to blame for heart valve disease

Source: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Northwestern researcher’s study points to active rather than passive process Research to be published in the April 18 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology provides the first explanation of an active rather than passive process that leads to heart valve degeneration, furthering a Northwestern researcher’s effort to …

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