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The Great Vitamin D Deficiency Hoax (Viewed: 6183)
Posted by Dale Peterson on April 9, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

I have long been skeptical ofthe current push by physicians to prescribe megadoses of vitamin D to theirpatients. Nearly everyone I see who hasbeen to another physician has been told that they have vitamin Ddeficiency. It’s not uncommon to seepeople who :: continue

Have you had your statin today? (Viewed: 4472)
Posted by Dale Peterson on March 26, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

The most recentguidelines for the treatment of cholesterol issued by the American College of Cardiology andAmerican Heart Association wouldincrease the number of individuals eligible for statin therapy by nearly 13million people if fully implemented.Most :: continue

"Blood Thinner" Risks (Viewed: 3576)
Posted by Dale Peterson on February 18, 2014 @ 11:30 am

Justifying Drug Risks:  The German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim announced last week that over 2,000 lawsuits have been filed in the United States relatedto episodes of severe and fatal bleeding caused by its stroke prevention drug Pradaxa :: continue

Heart Catheterizations: Are They Helpful? (Viewed: 2464)
Posted by Dale Peterson on January 9, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

HeartCatheterizations – Are They Helpful? Itwas reported this week that the number of coronary angiograms has dropped 25 % overthe past six years. The drop is believedto be due to a 2007 report that the procedure doesn’t prolong life or decreasethe risk :: continue

The Junk Scientists are at it Again! (Viewed: 2639)
Posted by Dale Peterson on July 16, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

I’ve been contacted by a number of individuals who arealarmed at or confused by recent headlines proclaiming, "Study Confirms FishOils May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk”.The study is virtually worthless, but it is receiving a great deal ofpublicity from :: continue

When Should PSA Testing be Done? (Viewed: 4220)
Posted by Dale Peterson on June 27, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a chemical produced in the prostate gland. It may increase as a result of inflammation, of enlargement of the gland, or because cancer is present. The most common recommendation regarding PSA screening tests is that :: continue

Cell Phones and Cancer (Viewed: 4283)
Posted by Dale Peterson on June 2, 2011 @ 9:59 am

The World Health Organization announced yesterday that the frequencies of radiation emitted by cell phones may possibly increase the risk of developing cancer. While it was encouraging to hear a major health organization finally recognize that there may :: continue

Effectiveness of Statins Questioned (Viewed: 3945)
Posted by Dale Peterson on May 29, 2011 @ 11:22 am

The Cochrane group, respected researchers who review the medical literature looking for evidence of effectiveness of treatment strategies published a report in January 2011 questioning the benefit of statin drugs in preventing initial heart attacks or :: continue

Cholesterol and Dementia (Viewed: 3772)
Posted by Dale Peterson on May 29, 2011 @ 11:16 am

I have long taught that people place their vitality at jeopardy when they choose to lower their cholesterol level using drugs like statins or supplements like red yeast rice. The results of a 32 year study on cholesterol level and Alzheimer’s disease :: continue

Games Pharaceutical Companies Play: Part 2 (Viewed: 3913)
Posted by Dale Peterson on May 26, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

Several people have asked me about the dramatic jump in cost for colchine products.  After being available generically for over a century, colchicine is now only available as Colcrys®.  The Colcrys story is a despicable variant of the Auragan debacle :: continue

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