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Online Reviews – How important are they? Should you care?

 
I just returned from a week’s trip to California, part business and part family. While I was there I had lunch with a family member who happens to be married to a successful chiropractor. He’s been in business for 20+ years in an affluent area of Southern California and every year I’ve known him, his practice has grown. He’s a pretty terrific guy, is a well-known figure in his town and I know for a fact that most of his patients adore him.
So I was surprised to hear the lunch conversation going something like this:
Relative […]

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Feline Stem Cell Therapy for treating feline IBD showing promise

An interesting article in Veterinary Practice News today on treating feline inflammatory bowel and kidney disease in cats using stem cell therapy.  The results are promising….
Read More: http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-dept/feline-practice/feline-stem-cell-therapy-shows-promise.aspx

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Magnetic pill could boost body’s absorption of drugs

This article talks about being able to use this method to precisely target where in the body’s system a pill dissolves.  It is aimed at humans, tested on rats and will probably show up in veterinary medicine soon.
http://goo.gl/p47le

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Major study of cancer in Golden Retrievers announced.

Possibly the largest and longest observational study of canine cancer in dogs, specifically Golden Retrievers, is set to launch later this year.  The project is known as the Canine Lifetime Health Project, will be conducted by the Morris Animal Foundation, will follow Golden Retrievers from 2 through 7 years of age, and will span 13 years.  The purpose of this study is to better understand the genetic, nutritional and environmental risk factors for cancer and other diseases.
To read more about this study, click here: http://goo.gl/pvlZP

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If you live in Colorado and own a cat with kidney disease, check this out

Cats with Kidney Disease Eligible for Current Studies by Colorado State University Veterinarians
FORT COLLINS – Colorado State University veterinarians are looking for cats with chronic kidney disease to enroll in five current studies. To qualify, cats must already have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, also known as renal failure, by a veterinarian.
Several of the studies carry monetary benefits for pet owners.
The studies:
– A study looking at whether fatty acids in the feline diet are related to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that could protect a cat’s kidneys. This […]

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Afraid you might be prone to prostate cancer? Get a dog

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French study says dogs can detect prostate cancer
There is new research that suggests dogs can sniff out signs of prostate cancer in human urine.
The lead author of this latest study said the findings are promising and could lead to better cancer-sensing technology.
“The dogs are certainly recognizing the odor of a molecule that is produced by cancer cells,” said French researcher Jean-Nicolas Cornu, who works at Hospital Tenon in Paris.
The problem, he said, is that “we do not know what this molecule is, and the dog cannot […]

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Veterinarians vs. pediatricians and vaccines. Which are better?

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An article by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny “respected as one of the country’s most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians …” that appeared recently in the Huffington Post with this intriguing title: “Vaccines: Veterinarians Are Better Than Human Doctors”.
Yes it caught my attention and yes I did read it immediately.  It poses an interesting argument on how a veterinarian administers vaccines to animals vs. how a pediatrician administers vaccines to children.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“Veterinarians and pediatricians have a great deal in common. Both are highly qualified medical professionals with similar […]

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