Dr. Michael T. Murray, ND

Bio

Specialties:

  • Naturopathic Medicine

Location:

  • Atlanta, GA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows.

    People use black salve with the hope that it will remove skin cancers. But, this purported...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.

    Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Temporarily raising the body temperature of people who are depressed seems to ease symptoms for up to six weeks, a small new study finds.

    The treatment, known as whole-body hyperthermia, essentially gives patients a mild,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports.

    Between 2011 and 2015, reports of toxic exposures to these oils -- such as tea tree oil -- doubled, the center said. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

    And although most of the more than 300 women in the study eventually had recommended chemotherapy, 11 percent did not,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

    The study focused on 25 older adults deemed to have mild cognitive impairment -- problems with memory and thinking that may, i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fish oil supplements may improve the effectiveness of antidepressants, new research suggests.

    Researchers reviewed the findings of eight clinical trials worldwide, as well as other evidence, and concluded that the supplements appear to h...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with diet and exercise, mindful eating may benefit overweight people trying to shed excess pounds, new research suggests.

    "Mindful eating practices promote awareness of experiences related to the desire to eat, actual sensations of hunger...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness training can trigger brain changes that help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manage disturbing memories and thoughts, according to a new study of war veterans.

    The goal of mindfulness training is to help people deve...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says.

    Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investigators found that pai...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation may work better than painkillers when it comes to soothing chronic low back pain, a new clinical trial suggests.

    The study found that a program called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) beat standard medical care for managing l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tai chi and other traditional Chinese exercises may benefit people with heart disease, researchers report.

    The new review of 35 studies included more than 2,200 people in 10 countries. The investigators found that, among people with heart disea...Full Article

  • Dr. Michael T. Murray, ND - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    The red yeast (Monascus purpureus) fermented on rice is the source of monacolins, a group of compounds that are natural statins. In fact, the cholesterol-lowering prescription drug Mevacor (Merck) is the trade name for the compound lovastatin (also known as monacolin K), one of the key monacolins...Read More
  • Dr. Michael T. Murray, ND - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is present 10 times more often in obese people compared with those who are not obese. Coronary artery disease is also more prevalent because fatty deposits build up in arteries that supply the heart. Narrowed arteries and reduced blood flow to the heart...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice does not cure a urinary tract infection, a doctor says.

    Many people drink cranberry juice in an attempt to ease their symptoms, but it will do nothing to help them, said Dr. Timothy Boone, vice dean of...Full Article