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Tell, tell, tell

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According to an online report in the journal, Pediatrics and reported on the HealthDay website, depending on the severity and chronicity of a particular medical problem, anywhere from 10-50 of kids have been given “complementary” medical therapies by their parents. That’s not the problem. The real problem, according to this report, is that many of […]

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More info, better lifestyle? I’m not so sure

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According to a report from the UK discussed on the medicalexpress.com web site,  a large majority of middle-aged people surveyed in parts of the UK claim they would start to live a healthier lifestyle in order to diminish their risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia later in life. Apparently 75 % of […]

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Taking aspirin to prevent a heart attack

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If you’re one of the millions and millions of people who has not yet had a heart attack but you’re taking Aspirin anyway in the hopes it might prevent one, you should be very interested in a study called COMPASS which was presented at the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Barcelona, Spain […]

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Another study about over-prescribing

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A Canadian study published online July 28 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds that an astonishingly high number of people with cognitive impairment and who are residing in nursing homes receive what the researchers call potentially inappropriate medication (PIM). In this study of over 41000 nursing home residents, the researchers found that 44 […]

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Watch Out: Your Ipad may be ruining your sleep

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We all do it – read computers, laptops, notepads, cellular phones before trying to sleep – even though we know we shouldn’t because many studies have implicated the blue light emitted by such gadgets as interfering with sleep – harder to fall asleep, waking more often, waking early, etc. So you will all probably ignore […]

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Statins: Take or take a break?

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Full disclaimer: I’ve been on 10 mg of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for over 25 years because of high LDL and total cholesterol levels and every single one of my well-meaning doctors, who I really do believe actually like me (I may be wrong but if I am, I don’t want to know) and want to look […]