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| By Dr. Ronald Hoffman
The routine physical, an annual ritual, has recently come under fire—deservedly so. The screening chest X-ray, except in smokers or those with respiratory complaints—useless. The ECG—mostly a waste of time, unless there are specific heart-related complaints. Standard blood tests like…read more
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Leyla Weighs In: Good vs. poor scientific research (part two: a case study in faulty research design)
Last week, I got into the nuts and bolts of differentiating good scientific research from bad. This week, I’m going to illustrate how we scrutinize a particular research study and its conclusions. Here’s our example: A few months ago, a…read more
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| By Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum
This article originally appeared on Dr. Teitelbaum’s website, Vitality 101. Famous for producing adrenaline—the hormone that triggers the fight-or-flight response—the two adrenal glands sit atop your kidneys. The outer section (the adrenal cortex) produces glucocorticoids (e.g., cortisol—as in the medication…read more
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| By Dr. Ronald Hoffman
Your doctors know a lot. They are among the most highly-trained professionals, often undergoing 8-15 years of intense post-graduate education. They endure rigorous testing and certification, and have to continually keep up with reams of new information as advances proceed…read more
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I’m sure you already know that just because some new health information is published or reported does not ensure it is sound or correct. I understand your frustration (not to mention my own) when every other week, there’s another confounding…read more
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| By Dr. David Perlmutter
This article originally appeared on Dr. Perlmutter’s website. The idea that dietary sugars increase the risk for such things as hypertension and the development of health threatening changes in lipid profiles is not new. But a commonly held perception has…read more
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by Ronald L. Hoffman, M.D.
How to Talk with Your Doctor is a book for patients and doctors alike. It arms patients with the tools and knowledge they need to communicate better with physicians about using the best high-tech and alternative treatments. At the same time, it helps doctors balance their skepticism of complementary and alternative approaches with open-mindedness.
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