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The Antibiotic course has had it’s day.

Aug 02, 2017

A recent article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has suggested that we continue to use antibiotics frequently and for extended periods of time. Many times antibiotics may not be necessary or should be used for a much shorter time.

Study Links diet soda to higher risk of stroke and dementia

Apr 23, 2017

A recent study completed by a Boston University School of Medicine neurologist and published in the journal STROKE strongly suggests that the use of artifically sweetened beverages increased the risk of both Stroke and Dementia.

Are Statins (Cholesterol medications) necessary in persons over the age of 80?

Aug 02, 2016

A recent study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that statins are not necessary after the age of 80 because they do not prolong  life.

Fasting may not be required when checking your cholesterol level!

May 12, 2016

A recent summary in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that fasting is not required for measurement of your cholesterol levels and that the nonfasting levels are more predictive of your true metabolism and cardiovascular risk.

Calcium Supplements - are they worth it?

Nov 02, 2015

Current information suggests that calcium supplements, and increased ingestion of dietary calcium, has little effect on reducing fractures in older adults and may increase adverse cardiovascular events.

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