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PLEASE STOP!!

http://www.medpagetoday.com/tbprint.cfm?tbid=23158&small even more chicanery!!! at least DR. VARMUS has the decency to add several caveats..this article explores another dubious study backed by tobacco money..what about the INCREASED risk of cancer from THREE CAT SCANS a year!!!!! 20% risk reduction..and the … Continue reading

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Healthy eating: variety, unprocessed, moderate

Healthy eating: variety, unprocessed, moderate via Healthy eating: variety, unprocessed, moderate. an excellent short read about nutrition..no BS..no quackery..simple and to the point..perfectly stated!!!

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Spinal fluid test may help diagnose Alzheimer\\\’s – Health – Alzheimer\\\’s Disease – msnbc.com

Spinal fluid test may help diagnose Alzheimer\\’s – Health – Alzheimer\\’s Disease – msnbc.com via Spinal fluid test may help diagnose Alzheimer\\\’s – Health – Alzheimer\\\’s Disease – msnbc.com.  this looks promising…along with work on a vaccine against  beta-amyloid,  progress … Continue reading

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New Iron Preparation Allows Iron Repletion in Single IV Dose

New Iron Preparation Allows Iron Repletion in Single IV Dose via New Iron Preparation Allows Iron Repletion in Single IV Dose.  WOW!!!  this is really impresive..doses up to 1800 mg. of elemental iron given in an IV dose with no … Continue reading

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U.S. Scores Dead Last Again in Healthcare Study

U.S. Scores Dead Last Again in Healthcare Study via U.S. Scores Dead Last Again in Healthcare Study.  um..guys..it’s called “MEDICAL WASTE” and we should all be embarrassed by this and other studies..we should export half of our healthcare spending to … Continue reading

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Rookie docs may get shorter shifts – Health care- msnbc.com

Rookie docs may get shorter shifts – Health care- msnbc.com via Rookie docs may get shorter shifts – Health care- msnbc.com.  so….it has taken the “powers-that-be” 25+ years to come to this conclusion…this started with the LIBBY ZION case at … Continue reading

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ER DOCS..LAWSUITS..AND EXCESSIVE TESTING

a well written article from AP..i do not envy the job that ER docs have to do..i used to work in urgent care seeing 6+ patients per hour..stressful..yeah… but no big deal..i still think that too many ER physicians are … Continue reading

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Heart attack rates drop sharply, study shows – Heart health- msnbc.com

Heart attack rates drop sharply, study shows – Heart health- msnbc.com via Heart attack rates drop sharply, study shows – Heart health- msnbc.com.  WOW!! finally a study that is significant and free of observer error…a large population studied for about … Continue reading

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Single Sigmoidoscopy Could Prevent One Third of Colorectal Cancers

Single Sigmoidoscopy Could Prevent One Third of Colorectal Cancers via Single Sigmoidoscopy Could Prevent One Third of Colorectal Cancers.  are you as confused as i am??  this is interesting and good data about “british” colons..a significant decrease in BOTH cancer … Continue reading

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Predicting the severity of breast cancer

Predicting the severity of breast cancer via Predicting the severity of breast cancer. “doctors and patients praise the study”… well it is good new info..we know BREAST CANCER is common, afecting 1/8 of women in their lifetime and that early … Continue reading

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