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Hold The Antibiotics

More and more physicians are holding off on antibiotics for kids’ ear infections. This is based on numerous studies that have shown that 80% of otherwise healthy kids with acute otitis media get better without antibiotics. The American Academy of Pediatrics...
Increasing HDL Cholesterol

Increasing HDL Cholesterol

Patients often ask how to increase their HDL cholesterol. The current theory is that the higher your HDL the less likely you are to have heart disease. Lifestyle changes work best. For example, exercise raises HDL by 5% to 30%, weight loss 5% to 20% and smoking...
Favorable Spin

Favorable Spin

Lots of drug study results are being disseminated with a favorable spin. Presenting the SAME results in different ways using different statistical methods actually, affects prescribing. For example, physicians are more likely to prescribe Simvastatin when told it...
Blister Prevention

Blister Prevention

When the weather begins to warm in the springtime people have a renewed desire to get out in nature and walk. One problem that is often encountered is blistering of the feet. Studies have indicated that it is the rubbing of moist skin that most predisposes to blister...