Category Archives: Health

More on patient safety– part 3–hospital acquired infections

Well this is very opportune, ACSH comments on a Brit study that questions hospital methods for reducing the acquisition or transmission of infections.

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Doper alert

Ok, up and at em, all you dopers. Here comes Emmet Tyrell to ask the question–are we nuts to be promoting Maryjuanna as the way to go?

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Patient Safety Part II

I told you 2 days ago that the patient safety movement is another example of junk science.

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Digoxin is a problem?

Here’s the way it developed, Digoxin was a drug that had an important role in treatment of many heart related conditions but it does have it’s downsides.

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Ebola discussion–some uncertainties

I think it is a virus that is a bad boy, but worse in the 3rd world. If you get a bad illness in the 1st world, your chances are better. Sorry, that’s what progress will do.

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Tight blood sugar control good for type II diabetics

This study confirms what other studies have shown, close glucose monitoring and control is beneficial.

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Obsessive blood pressure control can be dangerous

We used to be very conscious of Blood Pressure numbers, but that went away a little, and this research shows that allowing an elevated blood pressure in some individuals is protective.

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