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Are you vitamin D deficient?; The NJ Star Ledger explains the importance of this dietary nutrient.

Are you vitamin D deficient?; The NJ Star-Ledger explains the importance of this important dietary nutrient. Most of us never would think that we could be vitamin D deficient, yet this important vitamin is often deficient in people who easily fracture bones, get certain cancers, and have other health problems. Our bodies manufacture vitamin D when we go in the sun, and if we drink milk, vitamin D is usually added, yet many of us are deficient and we have no idea that we are. The NJ Star-Ledger had this as a front-page story today. Check it out here Vitamin Read More »

New help for paralyzed patients is coming with some help from the Christopher and Diana Reeve Foundation

New help for paralyzed patients is coming with some help from the Christopher and Diana Reeve Foundation A number of years ago, a close friend of mine was in a car accident while driving back with his family in Florida. He was sleeping in the right passenger seat when his wife, the driver swerved to avoid hitting the object, flipping the Ford Explorer they were driving. My friend was flown by helicopter to a trauma center in Florida and was diagnosed with a fracture to a vertebra in his neck. There were doubts about his future and immediate surgery was Read More »

Statin-nation; Are these new guidelines designed to promote low cholesterol or double the usage of statin cholesterol meds?

Statin-nation; Are these new guidelines designed to promote low cholesterol or double the usage of statin cholesterol meds? This past Wednesday, the NJ Star-Ledger reported that the “Push is on to put more U.S. adults on statins. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you have an understanding of how dangerous Statins are. Drug marketers are very shrewd, especially since the regulatory authorities, the American Heart Assn. and the American College of Cardiology with of course the advice and money of big pharma are all in on the idea that more of us need to buy their Read More »