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Diet may be as good as meds for some types of reflux

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If you’re one of those millions of people using one of the many available proton pump inhibitors (PPI) out there to treat your gastroesophageal reflux and you’re not sure about what you can do for yourself to discontinue the use of this potentially very problematic medication, you will likely be very interested in a new […]

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Watch Out: Tall men have higher risks of clotting

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According to a study that tracked more than 2.6 million people from Sweden and which was published Sept. 5 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, tall men are significantly more likely to develop potentially dangerous blood clots in their leg veins than their more down-to-earth (more accurately, closer-to-the-earth) brothers. Why is that a problem? Because if a part of […]

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Eating PUREly

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A study known as PURE which was presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain and which was published coincidentally online in two reports in The Lancet, has once again roiled the very-turbulent world of nutrition. Which is no surprise since nearly every new nutrition study seems to breed controversy these […]

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The privileges of royalty

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According to an article in Vanity Fair (which has also been reported by several other news sites), there may be a simple reason the amazing 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is still going so strong: her alcohol intake. As I reported in another post, low to moderate alcohol intake was related in a recent excellent large […]

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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 […]