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May Is High Blood Pressure Education Month

The AMA this week featured an article reminding us that we can prevent 1 of 3 deaths from cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in America. Awareness of hypertension (high blood pressure) is important for reducing mortality from stroke, kidney … Continue reading

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New Anticoagulants Prove to be Safe and Effective

In the recent February edition of Cardiology today a large data set (meta-analysis) that incorporated over 70,000 people supported the favorable risk-benefit profile for the new anticoagulants compared to warfarin. There were significant reductions in stroke, intracranial hemorrhage (often a … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Back in the News – This Time For Seizures

This past week or so America is reading about how parents are carting up their kids and moving to Colorado in order to receive “Medical Marijuana” for seizures. I just watched the video on USA today and honestly, the one … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega -3 fatty acids are in the news a lot lately. This recent posting indicates brain atrophy with aging is linked to low measured omega-3 fatty acid levels in the body. Recently I was made aware of a small study … Continue reading

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The Healthcare.gov Insurance Exchange Debacle

As the reality of higher premiums and more restricted access continue to rear their heads as Obamacare takes full effect January 1st, it will be prudent to revisit some alternatives to solving the healthcare access debate. Here are 8 real … Continue reading

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Reminder From A Recent European Meeting Highlights Heart Failure As A Major Cause Of Mortality and Morbidity In Diabetic Patients

Reminder From A Recent European Meeting Highlights Heart Failure As A Major Cause Of Mortality and Morbidity In Diabetic Patients.

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Medical Marijuana Back In The News!

From perusing this week’s AMA newsletter, the lead article mentions Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming change of heart regarding Medical Marijuana. I had written on this topic awhile back. Readers might wish to reread this article. I am very interested in … Continue reading

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