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June 2, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,    


Did you know an oral capsule that vibrates as it moves through the digestive tract has shown as a treatment for constipation?
The capsule, which houses a small engine inside, is programmed to begin vibrating six to eight hours after swallowing. The vibrations cause contractions in the intestine, which help move stool through the digestive tract.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Replacement for Allergy Fighters Solved!

After an exhaustive search, we found a replacement for Twinlab Allergy Fighters.


Several clients and office staff have testedMetagenics Sinuplex and are very happy with the results.


Please contact us to see if Sinuplex is the right option for you.


Medication and Supplement Updates
MEDICATION  beinformed


Associated with an increased risk of serious fall injuries in older adults as reported in the April issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.


The risk of atypical femoral fracture could increase with long-term use of BP. A drug holiday should be considered after 5 years of treatment for patients at low risk of fracture. Osteonecrosis of the jaw from low-dose BP is possible. BP should be avoided in patients with severe renal impairment and during pregnancy and lactation. Rheumatology, April 2014


A new analysis from American Journal of Cardiology showed that both oral and IV bisphosphonates were associated with a significantly increased risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation.


ED Meds
The use of the most popular ED drug increases the invasiveness of melanoma cells, which raises the possible adverse effect of this drug's use on melanoma risk. JAMA Internal Medicine April 2014


Flu Antivirals
The Cochrane Collaboration and BMJ question the effectiveness of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir ) for fighting influenza. There is insufficient evidence to support claims that they reduce hospital admissions or serious complications, and Tamiflu increases the risk of nausea and vomiting in adults and in children, as well as increased risks of headaches, psychiatric disturbances, especially depression and confusion, and renal problems.


Labeling Changes

The FDA's latest black box warnings, adverse events, and contraindications for some of the most commonly prescribed meds areposted here.

Patients using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication for 2 to 4 weeks had a 76% higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation compared with those who hadn't taken them, as reported April 8 in BMJ Open.


Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Researchers writing in Toxicological Sciences have found that paroxetine-the active ingredient in Paxil and Pexeva, has an estrogenic effect that likely promotes the development and growth of breast tumors in women.


Prenatal use of SSRIs appears to be a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays in young children, according to the April 14 Pediatrics.





Where early results showed promise for Parkinson's patients, unfortunately, longer term results in Archives of Neurology showed no benefit from CoQ10. The researchers still suggest that CoQ10 is efficacious for heart and brain function, just not this specific disease.


ED Enhancement

Ingredients in ED enhancement products advertised and sold online are associated with several serious psychoactive effects. A review of 108 Web sites and other online resources showed that the most common of these products contained substances that were linked to the induction of anxiety, panic, mood changes, hallucinations, and/or addictive behaviors. The results were presented at the American Psychiatric Association's 2014 Annual Meeting.


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