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AJM in the News Worldwide

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults– recently released by The American Journal of Medicine– sparked worldwide news last week. Time Magazine, MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, the Huffington Posts, and dozens of other news outlets covered this […]

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Lead Intoxication Caused by Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

The total number of people using traditional Chinese herbal medicine is vast and steadily increasing in East Asian countries and Chinese society. The industrial output value of traditional Chinese herbal medicine has also continued to expand rapidly across the world since the year 2000.(1) Here we describe a case of lead intoxication following the use […]

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Hydroxycitric Acid Dietary Supplement-Related Herbal Nephropathy

Herbal preparations are unregulated and widely used because of public perception of being “harmless” and “natural.” Hydroxycitric acid, an extract from the herb garcinia cambogia, is a popular weight-loss supplement used for centuries in Asia. Its effect on weight loss, although being demonstrated in animal studies, may be effective on humans, but with harmful consequences. […]

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May 2011: New articles in press posted on AJM’s website

Several new articles in press were uploaded to The American Journal of Medicine’s website this week — along with the new May 2011 issue. Here are links to some of the new case studies now online… Elephantiasic Thyroid Dermopathy Bath Salts as a “Legal High” Hydroxycitric Acid Dietary Supplement-Related Herbal Nephropathy

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