Sports-Related Concussions

Sports-related concussions have been gaining attention lately.  Far, far too late in my opinion.  It is almost like our thinking about this issue has been as impaired as the post-concussion brains of the afflicted athletes.  Our cavalier attitude, so entrenched for so many generations, is truly bizarre.  Before I get too self-righteous I need to […]

Concerning News About Advanced Breast Cancer in Young Women

I am disturbed by a recent study of advanced breast cancer among young women.  Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association February 27, the study tracked breast cancer rates from 1976 to 2009.  Over those 34 years, the incidence of metastatic breast cancer increased by 1.37 cases in 100,000 women.  That is a […]

Calcium and D Don’t Build Bone Right

We are supposed to make mistakes so that we learn.  Sometimes medical authorities, especially those who issue official guidelines, are remarkably intellectually dull.   A current example is the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation not to take vitamin D and calcium to prevent bone fractures. If they were correct, if this were based upon […]