Monthly Archives: April 2013

More “pros” for probiotics!

Patients who are treated with antibiotics frequently get antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). In fact, more than 1/3 of patients taking antibiotics develop AAD. In 17% of cases AAD is fatal (usually from pseudomembranous colitis). AAD can have several different pathogens like … Continue reading

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Gallstones

Ugh!  About 10-15 % of the adult US population gets gallstones.  If symptomatic, this leads to hospitalization and gallbladder removal. What is the gallbladder?  It stores bile which is released by the gallbladder after a meal to help digest the food.  During … Continue reading

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End-of-life planning

This topic, to some, is like dragging a reluctant dog to the vet. This is definitely an issue that is best considered and planned for. Recent media reports an 87-year-old resident in an assisted-living facility whose nurse “refused to give … Continue reading

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