The International Duration of Adjuvant Chemotherapy (IDEA) collaboration investigated whether 3-month adjuvant chemotherapy treatment can be given for colon cancer without compromising efficacy, as six-month adjuvant chemotherapy with a fluoropyrimidine and oxaliplatin doublet is an option for high-risk stage II colon cancer. Here are the results.
The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a diagnostic indicator (0-100) of how well Americans conform to dietary advice, and the latest US numbers in 2015 were low: 59. Older Americans were better than young, but the fact remains we could all do better with the choices we’re making in our daily intake. Here are five […]
A neurologist shares his experience receiving the first dose of the vaccine and what he felt during those 15 minutes of observation time. He had some reservations about the safety of the new vaccine, so was he about to become a statistic in the next FDA safety bulletin? Read on to discover the side effect […]
Anthony C. Pearson, MD, is a noninvasive cardiologist and professor of medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dubbed “The Skeptical Cardiologist”, Dr. Pearson finds that evidence is very…ahem…“fishy” when it comes to the therapeutic benefit of omega-3 fatty acids (OMFAs) and fish oil supplements. What do you tell your patients about them?
Are you one of those that makes a New Year’s Resolution, only to see it disappear by February? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. It’s not about making the list of what you want to achieve in the new year, it’s about “chunking” up that list into small, actionable, daily goals that you can achieve […]
These evidence-based guidelines from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) are intended to support patients, clinicians, and health care professionals in their decisions about management of VWD, a common inherited bleeding disorder.
In the two-and-a-half-hours of suggested physical activity every week, we should be getting 10 minutes of heart-pumping exercise into every session. But what about those who like to jog in the morning and those who love pumping the iron after work? Who is better off? If you believe a 2019 study, it really doesn’t matter […]
Is too much of a good thing a bad thing? Seems perhaps so when it comes to exercising. Studies in various journals have looked at the impact of gyms, personal trainers, and health clubs on the world and are questioning whether this “exercise addiction” is a socially acceptable practice despite its parallel to eating disorders. […]
Simone Gold, MD, JD, a California doctor, and founder of America’s Frontline Doctors who has touted the benefits of hydroxychloroquine and raised unfounded concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines, admitted to the Washington Post that she joined the mob that stormed the Capitol last Wednesday. She added that she followed a crowd inside the building and […]
Some researchers have found that as many as 50% of clinicians suffer from burnout, defined as a long-term stress reaction causing emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and other symptoms that affect quality of life and physical health. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, this specific condition is being seen in […]