AJG Special Food as Medicine Issue Includes Pickle Juice Study, Guide to Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy, Digestive Health in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations and More

Newswise — In a special Food as Medicine issue of The American Journal of GastroenterologyCo-Editors-in-Chief Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, MS, FACG, and Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG, have selected clinical studies, analyses, and reviews that aim to acknowledge the role of diet in disease management and prevention. “The theme of our ‘Food as Medicine’ … Read more

Supply-Chain Snags Create Shortages Of Lifesaving Medical Supplies In U.S.

An unprecedented strain on American healthcare systems is expected to worsen. LOri Lee spends a lot of time trying to keep Connecticut’s largest health system stocked with medical supplies from IV lines to gauze bandages. It’s a job that’s gotten increasingly harder as unprecedented snarls have tied the supply chain in knots. “There are probably … Read more

A New Frontier of Brain-Body Medicine

Research into the vagus nerve is revealing why traditional approaches to well-being were so effective To access the benefits of mind-body medicine, you may want to familiarize yourself with the vagus nerve, which is a two-way communication system between the brain and your organs. The 10th of the 12 cranial nerves, the vagus nerve is … Read more

Traditional native Indian medicine is effective in treatment of type 2 diabetes, says new study

Newswise — A new study, led by experts at the University of Nottingham, has found that several traditional medicines commonly used in South Asia, are effective in maintaining blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Ayurveda is a traditional medical system that has been used for thousands of years in many South Asian … Read more

Bhayani named director of urologic surgery – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Visit the News Hub Will add to role as chief medical officer of Washington University Physicians Washington University Urologic oncologist Sam Bhayani, MD, has been named to lead the Division of Urologic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Sam Bhayani, MD, a highly regarded urologic oncologist … Read more

Patient-controlled intravenous analgesia enhanced recovery after surgery

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) is an increasingly used method to control postoperative pain. The authors of a new article in BIO Integration aimed to investigate the association between PCIA and recovery after flap reconstruction in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Patients with OSCC who underwent flap reconstruction between 2016 … Read more