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 […]

Watch Out: Kids who don’t sleep enough have a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes

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In an interesting study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers in the UK looked at 4,525 children aged 9-10 of multi-ethnic descent, living in England, and they found that all else being equal – adjusting for school, behaviour, medication use, socio-economic and social factors, etc (which is clearly a very difficult thing to do and […]

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 […]

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 […]