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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The Hens Are Coming To Roost The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (now the Affordable Care Act) was such a voluminous law that we were told “We have to pass this law in order to see what is in … Continue reading
The following is a very well written and very relevant article by Arthur Gale, MD. After the article, I have included my own brief commentary on the issue. Please read on.
This article from the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates that placing patients face-down while intubated for a condition known as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) significantly improves survival. Roughly 230 patients were divided into different treatment groups. In one … Continue reading