Watch Out: Over-prescribing opioids

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According to a study in JAMA Surgery, ┬áresearchers reviewed several studies on post-operative pain and concluded that over 2/3 of post-surgery patients admitted to having unused narcotics at home that had been prescribed for their surgery, that they had used on average only about half the narcotic pills they had been prescribed (and since that’s […]

Watch Out: Yoga can injure

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Disclaimer: I’ve tried to incorporate yoga into my life on several occasions, and each time, I made a very important mistake that put a short end to my yoga attempts. Because I never learn, I did all my yoga sessions next to my wife, who is at least 3, probably 18, times more flexible than […]

Potatoes: First, the good news

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The proverbial good news/bad news split over a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about eating potatoes. The great good news is that in this study of over 400 middle-aged and older adults followed for 8 years, the researchers “found no link between white potato consumption and mortality”, which in English means, eating […]

Wine for brain health? Maybe

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The alcohol wars are akin to a game of ping pong – a soon as some experts publish a piece of evidence that moderate regular intake of alcohol, especially wine, may be good for you, you can be sure that within days, perhaps within hours or even minutes, some other experts will aver that no, […]