Monthly Archives: February 2017

What can the elderly do to decrease their number of falls?

What can the elderly do to decrease their number of falls? Lots of things!  Lifestyle modifications are best: structured exercise programs and home safety interventions (like get rid of throw rugs and electrical cords across walkways).  Multifactorial assessment and inv=tervention … Continue reading

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Should you take a statin to decrease chance of dementia?

Should you take a statin to decrease chance of dementia?  No.  What?  We medical-sorts link “educated” logic together.  And, many times this is wrong. It would seem intuitive that vascular dementia (when the brain doesn’t get enough blood) can be … Continue reading

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Should you introduce peanuts early to children?! And how?!

.flickr.com/photos/cheesy42/26355491291Should you introduce peanuts early to children?  And, how?! Yes. For historical sake, when I was in medical school, the rule was to AVOID peanut ingestion until age one.  The thought was that early introduction would increase the risk of … Continue reading

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