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Cupping and Doping Alive Alive O

Cupping and Doping Alive Alive O (for Andrew) By Leonard Zwelling          I was encouraged to write this one by son the younger. You see, I get cupped every week, so can actually comment on the controversy surrounding some of the Olympians and their large purple pocked shoulders. There is really nothing all that dramatic ...

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EXTRA: The Truth About Immunotherapy

EXTRA: The Truth About Immunotherapy From the NY Times this week: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/opinion/cancer-drug-ads-vs-cancer-drug-reality.html?ref=opinion&_r=0 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/opinion/new-approaches-to-fighting-cancer.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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Prostate Cancer Surgery: Even A Robot Can Do It, But Is That Necessary

Prostate Cancer Surgery: Even A Robot Can Do It, But Is That Necessary By Leonard Zwelling          It made the NY Times (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/robotic-surgery-for-prostate-cancer-may-offer-no-benefits-over-regular-surgery/?_r=0). In an article published in The Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30592-X/fulltext) surgeons in Australia and New Zealand have reported that for patients with early stage prostate cancer who opt for surgery as initial therapy, the ...

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Blue Cross Out At Kelsey-Seybold: Another One Bites The Dust

Blue Cross Out At Kelsey-Seybold: Another One Bites The Dust By Leonard Zwelling http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/medical/article/Thousands-of-Kelsey-Seybold-patients-being-8532508.php          On Friday morning, July 29, The Chronicle’s front page announced that over 100,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas insured people would lose access to Kelsey-Seybold doctors. This is attributable in part to the lack of profit derived from those gaining access ...

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Blue Cross Out At Kelsey-Seybold: Another One Bites The Dust

Blue Cross Out At Kelsey-Seybold: Another One Bites The Dust By Leonard Zwelling http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/medical/article/Thousands-of-Kelsey-Seybold-patients-being-8532508.php          On Friday morning, July 29, The Chronicle’s front page announced that over 100,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas insured people would lose access to Kelsey-Seybold doctors. This is attributable in part to the lack of profit derived from ...

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What Does It Mean To Be Number One

What Does It Mean To Be Number One By Leonard Zwelling          Good for MD Anderson. It is the number one place for cancer care in the US again according to the US News and World Report survey. Anderson has been number one or two for the entire time Dr. DePinho has been the President ...

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When Saying Foolish Things Makes You A Fool

When Saying Foolish Things Makes You A Fool By Leonard Zwelling          Even his running mate was stunned by Donald Trump’s latest pleading that the Russians employ their hacking abilities to find the 30,000 emails he claims that Hillary Clinton has concealed from us all. When you add the entreaty for our enemy to commit ...

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