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Intelligent Medicine Update, Part 1
June 20, 2017
Mass General surgeons accused of doing multiple surgeries at the same time, keeping patients waiting under anesthesia and bilking insurance; “Celexa made me do it” legal defense fails to impress judge; Is spraying for Zika worse than Zika itself? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
May 24, 2017
What can I do to prevent further bouts of atrial fibrillation? I’m having hip replacement surgery, any post-op supplements you would suggest? Any supplements my wife can take for eye floaters? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A With Leyla, Part 2
February 1, 2017
What supplements can my 47-year-old daughter take with multiple autoimmune conditions? What supplements should I take after surgery to repair a ruptured bicep tendon? My husband has hemochromatosis, what should his ferritin level be? Help! My 9-year old granddaughter is significantly overweight while the rest of her family is not. What could be the cause? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
November 16, 2016
Any tips for treating trigeminal neuralgia? Based on the results of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine study on centenarians, should I ask my doctor for prescription metformin? Are there natural therapies post heart surgery in lieu of a statin, blood thinner and blood pressure medication? Is D-mannose effective for preventing and curing urinary tract infections? Any supplement recommendations for my 14-year-old Goddaughter under stress in high school? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
October 27, 2016
A new study links a protein in wheat with chronic inflammation—and, no, it’s not gluten! What foods and supplements can my ex-wife take before and after knee replacement surgery? My platelet count is low and my doctor says that fish oil, ginger and garlic could cause a problem, is this true? Click HERE for part 2.



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Clinical Focus: Supplements for Surgery, Part 1
May 21, 2015
How I almost became a surgeon! What supplements should be avoided before surgery? Why Surgical Departments’ “hit lists” of supplements to stop may be overly-cautious and reflect inherent bias against natural products; Should you avoid fish oil, vitamin E and multivitamins completely? What herbs can interfere with drugs given during surgery? What supplements should be taken to boost immunity, protect the heart and brain, and facilitate wound-healing? What is a “pre-op IV”? You’ve heard of surgical rehab—why not do “pre-hab” i.e. build yourself up prior to surgery? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for a related article, "Supplements and Surgery, What You Need to Know."



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Clinical Focus: Supplements for Surgery, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his talk about supplements and surgery prep. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for a related article, "Supplements and Surgery, What You Need to Know."



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