FDA Approves Triple-Drug Antihypertensive Polypill – Should you consider a polypill?

Heart Health, Woman's Health
Hidden behind all of the Swine flu news stories is this one – which I feel is significantly more important when it comes to public health. The FDA just gave its official thumbs-up to an antihypertensive polypill. Could this pave the way for a preventive medicine polypill? And, should you consider taking a polypill? More Information: (more…)
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More on the Risks of Not Vaccinating Your Children

Bioethics, Children's Health, Parenting
A past blog, that has been very popular, was on the topic of the Risks of Not Vaccinating Your Children (Friday, 6 February 2009). In response to that blog, Kelly wrote, "Hello, I was just wondering if you could answer a question for me. I run a day care out of my home. I was recently inquired about watching a girl who is 2 and has never been vaccinated or seen a doctor. I was wondering if this was any risk to myself or the other children in my day care? Thank you for your time." I thought you might be interested in my response to her. More Information: (more…)
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How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu (or Swine or H1N1 influenza)

Children's Health, Men's Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
If you're sneezing, coughing and have a fever, do you know how to tell whether you've caught a cold or have the flu? At our clinic, as in clinics and Emergency Rooms all over the world, folks are calling in droves this week to ask if their symptoms might be caused by the Swine Flu (H1N1) virus. So, whether you need to know the answer now or you’re looking into it for future purposes, I can help you sort out this question. More Information: (more…)
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