FDA ADVISORY PANEL BACKS APPROVAL OF NEW DRUG TO FIGHT HEART ATTACKS

Nothing sadder than the promotion of yet another drug to decrease cholesterol. This new “statin” drug is an injectable one. How many lives will it save compared to the amount of money it will generate for the manufacturer? The job of a physician is to prevent, reverse, and heal the patient of disease; not mask…

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TIS THE SEASON TO VACATION

Summer and warm weather usually includes vacation plans. A chance to see new sites, explore other cultures, relax, and of course eat! For many, vacation signals an opportunity to ‘indulge’ in food and drink. “I don’t care, I’m going on vacation and I going to splurge;” “I’m going to treat myself. I work hard, I…

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THE TRUTH BEHIND DIET SODA

The March 30, 2015 issue of Time Magazine features a story, “The Skinny on Diet Soda” written by Mandy Oaklander. The essence of the article is that diet soda makes you fat. That is something I knew ten years ago. Diet soda makes you gain weight and it is bad for your overall health. I…

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