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Propecia Generic For Male Pattern Baldness

The drug propecia generic was originally intended for treating prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia. When its branded name Proscar was released in the market, it was noticed that men who were suffering from androgenic alopecia were also being treated by the drug.  It was then that the manufacturer took notice and created some clinical studies and found out that Proscar, which came at 5mg, which at lowered dosage, particularly 1mg, could help fight androgenic alopecia.  Several years later, the brand Propecia, an offshoot of the drug Proscar was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for androgenic alopecia.

Who is propecia generic intended for?

Propecia generic is meant for men suffering from male pattern baldness and want to stop the progression of their hair loss.  Signs of male pattern baldness would be the thinning of hair on the front, the receding of hairline on the temples, and the formation of a bald spot on the crown.  In due time, this type of baldness will let you end up bald from top to front with a rim of hair at the sides and back.  propecia generic is effective against this type of hair loss because it is able to treat it at the root of the cause – the formation of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  Basically, this hair loss treatment prevents your hair loss from getting any worse.  If your hair loss is due to androgenic alopecia, then this is the medication for you.  Consult your doctor to know what type of hair loss you are having. Read more…

Newfoundland set to vote for next CMA president

It's a new year, so that must mean it's time to elect a new Canadian Medical Association president.

This year it's Newfoundland and Labrador's turn to choose a nominee for the national organization's top job for the 2011-12 term, to follow the current president, Saskatchewan's Anne Doig, and then the current president-elect, Ontario's Jeffrey Turnbull.

There are four candidates in the running.

Dr John Haggie, surgeon
Born in England, Dr Haggie moved to Newfoundland in 1996. He was president of the NLMA from '02-'03, when the province's physicians engaged in their only strike ever. He's since worked with the CMA extensively.

Dr Lydia Hatcher, family physician
Dr Hatcher is a professor of family medicine and pediatrics at Memorial University. She was also a president of the NLMA and has also served in multiple CMA board roles.


Dr Susan King, family physician
Another former NLMA president, Dr King was chair of the association's board during the 2002 doctors' strike. She's served in other NLMA positions as well and is now on the CMA's board of directors. Plus, she's now a black belt in tae kwon do.

Dr Brendan Lewis, orthopedic surgeon
Former president of multiple surgery societies, Dr Lewis is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon and now an assistant prof of surgery at Memorial. He helped introduce clerkships and residencies to the rural western part of Newfoundland.

More information about the candidates is available on the main election website.

Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association members will get their voting info mailed out to them this week, and will have until February 25 to submit their ballot. The winner will be announced on February 26.

Photos: NLMA

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2 comments:

  1. sharon14 January, 2010 8:31 AM

    I wonder what the status is of the 99 year lease signed between U.S.A and Canada which involved the establishment of a highly populated U.S military base in Newfoundland in 1944?

    There was a great influx in the population and impact on medical services.

    Considering the potential/?permission for their return Newfoundland should select the man with the strongest political clout at the top of the criteria list.

    Yes I said "man"............

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