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"How to Make Sense of Cholesterol"

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

cholesterol levels infographic

 

Learn the better indicator of heart disease risk than just your total cholesterol - plus the dangers of statins and the need to supplement with CoQ10 if you're taking these cholesterol-...

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NSAIDS Infographic

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (8)

NSAIDs: The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers Infographic

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs may offer temporary relief for chronic pain, but this comes with a list o...

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MD on Strep

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

After cooking breakfast on a Sunday, you go upstairs to wake up Johnny. Your 8 year old son does not look so good! Uh oh!  You look up the symptoms on cdc.gove and he has most of the following...

  • Sore throat, usually starting quickly
  • Severe pain when swallowing
  • A fever (101° F or above)
  • Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus
  • Tiny red spots (petechiae) on the soft or hard palate—the area at the bac...
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Science--not all it's cracked up to be

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM


In an article entitled "Problems with scientific research" in the Economist,

"A rule of thumb among biotechnology venture-capitalists is that half of published research cannot be replicated. Even tha...

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Anticholinergics and Brain Function

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

In an article entitled "Long-term anticholinergic use and the aging brain" published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, the following was summarized  here by Science Daily:

"Research on medications commonly taken by older adults has foun...

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Heart Drug and Mortality

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (2)

A Reuters article published today highlights a study showing an greater risk of death for those on a certain medication called digoxin for heart arrhythmias or atrial fibrillation.


"People with a common type of abnormal heart rhythm were more likely to die within several yea...

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Meningitis and Steroid Injections

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In a Reuters article published on October 30th, a meningitis outbreak has now spread to 19 states (including Ohio). What is the cause? A fungal contaminant found in steroid injections for spinal pain.


Spinal injections carry more risks than natural options.

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Is fish oil worthless?

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently, a Journal of the American Medical Association article came out with an annalysis a few select studies on fish oil and cardiac health. They concluded that fish oil is of no benefit to heart health. Is this accurate?

Even the AMA can get confused sometimes.


Please see an excellent rebuttal ...

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Lumbar surgery outcomes

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (2)

In a study published February 15, 2011 in the journal Spine, work comp patients with spinal fusion did not show a good outcome.

Fusion works great for welders, but not so great for your back.

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Is the Flu Gone? Think Again!

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

According to the CDC, flu season usually peaks in February, and it seems that people have already been hit with hard fall flu season.


However, according to Dr. J Anthony Morris, former FDA Chief Vaccine Control Officer, "There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed iseffective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. So the questi...

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