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    Denise ClarkDenise Clark

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    Chloroquine

Is there a cure for COVID-19 (coronavirus)? Is vaccination the only answer? A few curious scientists asked themselves those questions and then performed extensive research looking for the answer. In an article published by the American Society for Microbiology; Microbiology: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Screening, the authors researched treatments due to their concerns that the pace of drug development and registration for human use was not helping in winning the war against emerging infectious diseases. They screened a library of 348 FDA-approved drugs for anti-MERS-CoV activity in cell culture. MERS-CoV is the beta coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS. They identified four top compounds with the potential to treat the coronavirus: Chloroquine, Chlorpromazine, Loperamide, and Lopinavir. Each one was able to inhibit MERS-CoV replication as well inhibit the replication of SARS coronavirus and human coronavirus. Although their protective activity (alone or in combination) remains to be assessed in animal models, their findings may offer a starting point for treatment of patients infected with zoonotic coronaviruses like MERS-CoV. Although they may not necessarily reduce viral replication to very low levels, a moderate viral load reduction can create a window of time for a human to mount a protective immune...

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    Kelly ParcellKelly Parcell

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    COVID-19

NatureMed Patients and visitors: As of today, March 20th, 2020, we continue to provide care for our patients. All visits have been moved to Telemedicine only. All of our doctors are working from home. We have staff available by phone to address your needs in terms of scheduling, questions, requests as well as supplement orders. Our office hours remain the same: M-Th 9-5 and Friday 9-3 MST We have closed our IV room until April. This is dependent upon the course of the Coronavirus. Please call the office to be placed on a call list for when our IV room doors open again. We have home blood spot kits for certain laboratory testing as well as urine hormone kits for those that cannot go out for a blood draw. One of our doctors is on staff to draw blood as long as you qualify to come in for a blood test according the criteria posted by the CDC and Colorado Department of Health. Criteria for Coming to the Clinic Please call the office for details and scheduling. Existing patients remember, you can use online scheduling through your patient portal. Have NOT traveled within the last month and this includes areas...

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    Denise ClarkDenise Clark

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When people think of liver disease they usually associate it with alcohol abuse or hepatitis. But there is another, much more prevalent factor at play, and it’s becoming increasingly worrisome as trends reveal the startling truth. Statistics clearly show that children and adults in the U.S. are getting heavier and this is only predicted to increase. Being overweight does not always come with risks to health, in fact, being underweight has its own set of health risks. However, being obese is associated with conditions that can lead to chronic illness and early death. In 2007/2008 33.8% of adults over 20 years old in the U.S. were estimated to be obese, and 5.7% were extremely obese. Last year, 2019 figures from the CDC found that 36.5% of U.S. adults age 20 and older and 17% of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years were obese. Obesity is associated with the following chronic health conditions: Heart disease High blood pressure Diabetes Cancer Gall bladder disease Osteoarthritis Gout Breathing issues, such as sleep apnea   Obesity and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease A disease associated with obesity that is sometimes overlooked is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the build-up of fatty tissue in...

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By Stephen Parcell, ND, RND In a study on elite athletes with persistent fatigue 27% were found to have chronic viral infections. Viral illness as a cause of long term fatigue often goes undetected unless specific blood work is requested. In this study eight of 37 athletes tested (22%) were actively secreting Epstein Barr virus (EBV) into their saliva at the time of testing. The detection of EBV shedding suggests immune dysregulation and may contribute to the symptoms experienced by these athletes. EBV reactivation has recently been established in swimmers engaged in intensive training, and is thought to result from exercise induced alterations in the immune mechanisms responsible for controlling viral reactivation. Evidence infection was also found for cytomegalovirus (five cases), EBV (three cases), Ross River virus (one case), toxoplasmosis (one case), and mycoplasma (one case). Eight of the 37 subjects tested (22%) were found to have evidence of EBV viral shedding in their saliva at the time of investigation, indicating EBV reactivation. In my practice I have found that chronic, EBV infection (reactivation) to be present at even higher percentages. Specific blood work needs to be done to determine this. Most doctors are not trained in the detection of...

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As many of you know we have been offering testosterone pellet therapy for many years. Testosterone pellets are safe and effective as an alternative for testosterone replacement therapy. We have provided a study below documents safety and effectiveness. STUDY: J Sex Med. 2017 Jan;14(1):47-49. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.11.305. Epub 2016 Dec 15. Testosterone Pellet Implantation Practices: A Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) Member Questionnaire. Piecuch MJ(1), Patel BG(2), Hakim L(3), Wang R(4), Sadeghi-Nejad H(1). Author information: (1)Department of Urology, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA. (2)Department of Urology, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA. Electronic address: brijesh_g_patel@rush.edu. (3)Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA. (4)Department of Urology, University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX, USA. INTRODUCTION: There has been renewed interest in the use of subcutaneous testosterone pellets for the treatment of hypogonadism since the introduction of Testopel in 2008 by Slate Pharmaceuticals (Durham, NC, USA). Manufacturer guidelines recommend using two to six pellets; however, in the clinical setting, this is deemed insufficient. This has produced a wide variety of testosterone pellet usage that is not fully understood. AIM: To better understand subcutaneous testosterone pellet implantation practices among members of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)....