Monthly Archives: June 2014

Aspirin is not needed if you do not have a history of heart attack or stroke

Again,  aspirin is not needed if you do not have a history of heart attack or stroke. There ARE benefits to taking an aspirin per day if you have a history of cardiovascular disease, but there is increased risk of bleeding … Continue reading

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Beware of herbals and supplements as these may cause liver problems.

Hepatotoxicity from herbal and dietary supplements is on the rise in the US. Body-building supplements are implicated as the most common cause of liver injury. The symptoms that the patients presented to the doctor with were most often with jaundice … Continue reading

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Does timing of aspirin use change heart attack and stroke events?

Maybe. A small Dutch study showed that heart attack survivors who were taking low-dose aspirin to ward off a second heart attack benefited most when they took aspirin at bedtime. We know that cardiovascular events are more often to occur … Continue reading

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Antibiotic use may be related to developing asthma later in life.

We know that the number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. In addition, a recent study out of the United Kingdom found that children who were given antibiotics during infancy were at a higher … Continue reading

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Pregnant mothers are encouraged to eat peanut butter

Yes.  It was found that consumption of peanuts and tree nuts during pregnancy may prevent their children from developing nut allergies. The study supports the thought that early allergen exposure increases the tolerance and lowers the risk of childhood food … Continue reading

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Traveler’s diarrhea

Summer is traveling season. . . this brings up the age-old question of … What to do to avoid diarrhea?  What to take?  When to take it? What is traveler’s diarrhea?  It is defined as passing 3 or more loose … Continue reading

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