Category Archives: Health

Aspirin good for the peoples.

So what aspirin does is reduce stickiness of platelets and reduce clotting tendencies. Platelets last a few days, so you could take aspirin less then every day and still get benefit, but every day is best.

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Endovascular repair is safer

Well, that makes sense–big open repairs disrupt the anatomy and cause more tissue damage, so if you can repair a blood vessel from the inside–voila!

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Wanna reduce suicides–make people happy and content

Now here is a no brainer. A large cohort of men (most high risk group) has a lower risk of suicide if they have family and social support.

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Are you in the bag for socialized medicine?

So Kaiser, which is a great example of crony capitalism in the face of an extortionist tsunami, produces a report that contradicts everything we know.

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Blood thinner comparison

The new blood thinner for people with clot problems, dabigatron is found not to have a higher mortality from hemorrhagic stroke.

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Mental Illness and corrections

This article is has some sensible parts and some exaggerations. Most of the mental illness that ends up in jails is not serious axis one disease. The seriously mentally ill are not in jail. They are on the streets of cities, however.

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Here’s a review of public health achievements

I would not object to the listing.

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Pistachios are healthy? Really? I say this is a weak study

Look at this study, and see if you see what I see. This is a problem with these food magic risk assessment studies.

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What Kind Of Health Care System Do You Want?

Reforming health care is a signature issue with the current administration, but even the most ardent proponents of Obamacare would be reluctant to call it a success. Notwithstanding the well-publicized problems, of the countless billions spent on this program, precious little has gone into actual patient care. But really, what should we expect from a system designed by soulless bureaucrats such as “bioethicist” Ezekiel Emanuel and Donald Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services?

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What is a Government Report worth?

We have considered the potential for politically motivated deceptions in science, economics, social and medical policy making.
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Problems with these illegals? Health threat- naw, move on

So medical people are threatened if they reveal any problems in the population of south and central American illegal minor kids.

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Absolute crapola from the OB GYN people

Annual exams sans a complaint, are nonsense as a preventive health screening procedure. Mayo clinic said long ago that annual physicals are nonsense, of course they keep doing them. Anxious Americans are an easy touch.

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Atopic Dermatitis in the family? My sympathies

The patient with atopic dermatitis suffers a lot. Eczema and atopy are hard to separate, and what a burden for the poor patient, particularly the child.

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Intestinal biodiversity improves transplant survival

Patients under stress and immune compromised are found to do better if their bowel flora is diversified. the study group is bone marrow transplant patients.

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Vaxphobia discussion redux by Sierra

Sierra Rayne is a Canadian chemist by professional training, but writer on climate and statistics maven.
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Computers are dumb machines–patient safety alert

We knew this, didn’t we–garbage in garbage out–and the electronic health record gathers too much and takes away from physician patient interaction.

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Real Clear Science on misuse of numbers

Some good discussion on cheating with numbers–journalists and advocates would call it lying for justice.

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Sanitation Workers have dangerous jobs

This makes sense, just like considering that construction jobs are dangerous.

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Public Health Crisis? We need more funding

This is the standard nonsense. Public health officials think they should get more funding because inner city kids are shooting each other and gang thugs are running wild?

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Screeening for sudden cardiac death risk in athletes

We looked at this a few months ago–new study said not worth it. This commentary says maybe it is worth it.

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