2001 - John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter Back Issues

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2001 January
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  • Dear Reader: Create change with a more gentle approach.
  • Clearing up Misconceptions: Let’s begin the New Year with a fresh viewpoint on when to use estrogen; the meaning of progesterone and estrogen receptors in breast cancer; how much progesterone to use, and the problem of fibroids.
  • Hopkins Health Watch: Women recover better from brain injury; Got milk? Throw it away; more drugs that block folic acid; and do pesticides cause Parkinson’s?
  • Experts in the Field: Could a possible explanation and solution for SIDS be fungi and fumes from mattresses?
  • Letters from My Readers: Causes of gum disease; dimpling in the breast signals breast cancer; and what a thickened uterine lining means to a postmenopausal woman.
  • And There’s More… From the Department of “I Told You So,” The FDA approves a contraceptive patch: it seems hormones are absorbed transdermally after all.
2001 February
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  • Dear Reader: What causes breast cancer.
  • The Latest Fluoridation Scandal: A shell game in which you are the loser.
  • The Latest Bisphosphonate: It’s no better for bones than the old ones.
  • Hopkins Health Watch: Safe airplane rides, bacteria is good for ears, and more evidence against the use of the birth control pill in young women.
  • Experts in the Field: The latest from Dr. Zava on cortisol effects, how to supplement hormones, and more…
  • Letters from My Readers: Rapid heartbeat, melatonin, and a new progesterone carrier, propylene glycol.
2001 March
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  • Dear Reader: Let's heal the oceans.
  • Think Twice Before Using Pain Killers: Many are highly addictive so try to find the root causes of your pain and treat those.
  • Your Brain on Toxins: How to avoid them by staying away from mercury, lead, fluoride, nail polish, pesticides and more.
  • Hopkins Health Watch: Where's the PPA, more evidence for vitex and PMS, and bypass surgery reduces the ability to think.
  • Experts in the Field: Dr. Dean Raffelock on how to read your blood tests for optimal health.
  • Letters from My Readers: Paxil for hot flashes, testosterone for dementia, and good news about bone building.
  • Lowering lipoprotein(a) with vitamin C and lysine.
2001 April
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  • Dear Reader: ERT doubles the risk of ovarian cancer, and drugs are a leading cause of dementia in the elderly.
  • It’s wise to Let These Nutrients Go to Your Head: Supporting your brain is a smart move.
  • Hopkins Health Watch: Stress and breast cancer are linked; avoid new IUD, yeast drugs and warfarin don‘t mix, go organic in the new millenium.
  • Experts in the Field: Part II: Dr. Dean Raffelock on reading your blood tests for optimal health.
  • Letters: RU486 for fibroids, and xylitol for healthy gums.
  • And There’s More: The failure of HRT.
2001 May
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  • Create good eating habits for life.
  • Type 2 diabetes does not have to mean drugs.
  • Almost mercury-free vaccines.
  • Blind women have less breast cancer: could it be the melatonin?
  • Silicone leakage from breast implants is linked to auto-immune disease.
  • Phillip Incao M.D. on why vaccines may be causing health problems.
  • Premarin and insomnia.
  • Estrogen and breast lumps.
  • Growth hormone products and breast cancer.
  • News on cervical dysplasia.
2001 June
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  • Dear Reader: The passing of a great lady.
  • The Great Cholesterol Scam: Don’t play the numbers and drugs game when it comes to cholesterol.
  • A Misinterpreted Study: Hormone levels and breast cancer in industrialized vs. non-industrialized countries.
  • Hopkins Health Watch: More reasons to take Vit C and not to drink milk, margarine and diabetes, and PMS and irritable bowels.
  • Experts in the Field: Helene Leonetti, M.D. discusses her study on progesterone and uterine protection.
  • Letters: Cholesterol numbers, premenstrual asthma.
2001 July
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  • Shame on the FDA for not taking care of the consumer: The Lancet tells the truth about how drugs get approved.
  • The Thyroid-Estrogen Link is Noticed by Mainstream Journals
  • How to Get Your Body Moving: You don’t have to go to the gym to get fit.
  • Fishy News About Prostate Cancer: Fish oil is good for your parts!
  • The Hopkins Health Watch: United Nations gets on anti-pesticide bandwagon; licorice brings on delivery; vitamin C can help with pre-eclampsia.
  • Experts in the Field: Pharmacist Ross Pelton on drug-nutrient interactions.
  • Letters: pesticides on pets and a new breast cancer drug.
2001 August
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  • Dear Reader: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: patient on Premarin and progesterone feels great.
  • The Emerging Paradigm Shift in Conventional HRT: Let’s stay ahead of their curve!
  • Find the Drug Dosage that’s Safe for You: It could be a matter of life and death.
  • The Hopkins Health Watch: PCBs and memory, soy can be a potent estrogen, be fully Informed about uterine artery embolization.
  • Experts in the Field: Jean Lorentzen M.D. on using testosterone to achieve hormone balance.
  • Letters: Cystoceles and hormones, irregular bleeding and breast tenderness.
2001 September-October
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  • Dear Reader: Inner peace is the best revenge.
  • Fuzzy Nutrition: Be discriminating about the vitamins, minerals and supplements you choose.
  • The Hopkins Health Watch: Caution with Celebrex and Vioxx, more birth control pill risks, why is Accutane still prescribed?
  • Experts in the Field: Part II with Jean Lorentzen, M.D., Hormone Balance for Men: Balancing Androgens
  • Letters: New breast cancer treatment, breast cancer vs. bone density, trauma can cause irregular periods.
2001 November
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  • Dear Reader: Another type of anthrax antidote.
  • Be Smart About Antibiotics: Cipro and other antibiotics can be lifesavers or destroyers.
  • The Hopkins Health Watch: Help for the brain from the spice curcumin from India, make green tea a daily habit, glutamate and brain cancer, and more...
  • Experts in the Field: Dr. Dean Raffelock on natural alternatives to NSAIDS for osteoarthritis.
  • Letters: Sciatica and cortisol, what kind of progesterone cream to use, allergies to herbs, blood pressure medications and progesterone, and more...
  • And There's More... New research indicates that progesterone may also help with BRCA2 breast cancers.
2001 December
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  • Dear Reader: Giving to yourself.
  • Research Review: What’s new in scientific circles about progesterone and cancer(breast, ovarian and prostate); premature labor; autoimmune disorders, melatonin, and more...
  • The Hopkins Health Watch: France bans the pesticide atrazine, all statins have risks, and more...
  • Experts in the Field: Dr. Earl Mindell and Melissa Block on melatonin: it's good for more than sleep.
  • Letters: Progesterone and the pill, and using progesterone cream during pregnancy.
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