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Unhealthy diet may be linked to depression

According to a recent study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, certain foods in your diet can actually make you feel depressed. Researchers at the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, followed more than 40,000 women, ages 50-77, for 12 years and found that those who ate foods such as red …


Study: spearmint and rosemary extracts improve memory

Published November 14, 2013 | Researchers from Saint Louis University discovered that compounds made from spearmint and rosemary reduced deficits caused by mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s and other aging related cognitive affects. In new laboratory research involving mice, the scientists found a novel antioxidant-based ingredient made from spearmint and …


Neekan Aeini, PA-C joins East-West Health Centers

We are excited to announce that Neekan Aeini, a nationally board certified Physician Assistant, joined the East-West Health Centers team. Neekan earned her Master’s degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine with honors. Neekan has been trained in several specialties including internal medicine, urgent care, psychiatry, surgery, dermatology, gynecology, emergency medicine and pulmonology. …


Ginseng Supplements Linked to Less Cancer Fatigue

NEW YORK, Reuters Health | Jul 24 – Cancer patients and survivors who felt tired or sluggish reported feeling noticeably better after taking ginseng supplements for two months, in a new study. “Nearly all patients with cancer can suffer from fatigue at some point; either at diagnosis, during treatment and even after treatment, and (fatigue) …


Meditation Reduces Cigarette Consumption, Curbs Cravings

Aug 05, 2013 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Just 2 weeks of mindfulness meditation training help reduce smoking and craving for cigarettes, new research suggests. Results from a study conducted by investigators at the University of Oregon in Eugene showed that integrative body-mind training (IBMT) helped curtail cigarette consumption by up to …


New study on arterial plaques in heart disease

Heart Disease – The silent killer TORONTO — The growth of deadly plaque inside the walls of arteries may not happen as scientists believed, research from the University of Toronto and Massachusetts General Hospital has found. The research also suggests a new potential target in the treatment of atherosclerosis, a leading cause of cardiovascular disease …


Acupuncture and Menopausal Hot Flashes

Acupuncture Curbs Severity of Menopausal Hot Flushes, Study Suggests Traditional Chinese acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published March 8, 2011 in Acupuncture in Medicine*. The effects did not seem to be related to changes in levels of the hormones responsible for sparking the menopause and …