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May 1, 10

LDL -

Reducing it doesn't always help!

March 26, 10

Fats -

Which are good and which are bad for you?

April 9, 09

PSA info

Update: Prostate cancer risk, PSA values and increase rate - The rate at which PSA increases is just as important as its value.

March 13, 2009

Osteoporosis

Should it be treated with bisphosphonates?

Feb 27, 2009

Mamograms

There are inherent dangers - Be Aware!

Nov 15, 2008

Crestor Studies

Should you rush to take it?

Sep 1, 2008

Salt

Is it Public Enemy No. 1?

Feb 18, 2008

Autism

NOT related to vaccination!

Nov 02, 2007

"Eating Right" and lifestyle changes - impact

The health benefits of healthy eating and lifestyle changes

Sep 28, 2007

Mehmet Oz

Questionable Science as Entertainment!

Jun 8, 2007

Folic Acid

It may be beneficial!

May 27, 2007

Alcohol

Is moderate alcohol drinking good for you? (updated 5/07)

Dec 9, 2006

Trans fats

Trans fats - are they really that dangerous?

Aug 24, 2006

Medical Errors

Protect yourself from medication errors while hospitalized

May 6, 2006

Vitamins and Antioxidants Updated

Does the consumption of vitamins and antioxidants prevent major illnesses?

May 5 06

HRT Alternatives?

Are there viable alternatives to HRT?

Apr 22 2006

Mediterranean Diet Updated

Does it really make a measurable difference?

Mar 4 06

Natural Remedies

Not really effective?

Feb 20 06

Saw Palmetto

Found to be ineffective

Feb 11 06

Low Fat Diets

Do they prevent cancer and heart disease?

Jan 31 06

Hormone Replacement Therapy Updated(2)

Providing women with the information to make their own decision.

Jan 22 06

Exercise

What is the real impact of exercise on your health?

Jan 22 06

Cell Phones

Is there a risk? - Updated!

Jan 18 06

Aspirin - Updated

Should you take one regularly? (updated)

Nov 20 05

Errors in medical studies

What typical types of errors occur in medical studies

Oct 28 05

Stress

What does workplace or marital stress do to you? (Updated)

Sep 18 05

Candida

What is it, really?

Sep 2 05

HRT - terminating HRT

HRT just seems to delay menopausal symtoms!

Jun 29 05

Vitamin C

Does it impact colds?

Jun 20 05

Power lines

Do they impact your health?

May 28 05

Breast Cancer

Exercise decreases the risk!

May 7 05

Veteran physicians

Are they as good as their junior colleagues?

May 4 05

Obesity Risks - Updated

Obesity Risks - Mortality and Health of Obese People

Apr 03 05

Drinking Liquids

Should you drink 8 glasses a day?

Mar 08 05

Statins

If you don't have Coronary Heart Disease symptoms should you take statins? - Updated

Jan 29 05

Saturated Fat

Is is really bad for you?

Jan 22 05

Optimists

Are they healthier?

Dec 18 04

Polymeal

Should you eat chocolate and fish, and drink wine?

Nov 12 04

Hospital Risks

Serious risks due to hospitalization!

Sep 26 04

Soft Drinks and Diabetes

Does frequent consumption of soft drinks cause diabetes?

Sep 25 04

Dogs Sniffing Cancer

Can dogs detect bladder cancer by sniffing urine?

Sep 04 04

Women's symptoms of Heart Disease

Women have different heart disease symptoms than men. Why, and what are they?

Aug 26 04

Cholesterol Skeptics

Cholesterol Skeptics - Does the amount of saturated fat in your diet really matter?

Aug 10 04

Hypertension risks

What are the real risks of high blood pressure?

Aug 06 04

CHD Risk factors II

New and emerging risk factors: homocysteine, CRP, electron-beam measurements,...

Jul 27 04

Fruit and Vegetable consumption

What are the real benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption?

Jul 11 04

CHD Risk Factors - I

Risk factors and different ways of calculating risk for Coronary Heart Disease. What factors should be considered? What do different estimators say about your risk? Is cholesterol the only important thing to worry about?

Jul 11 04

Rosuvastatin info

Questions raised about the safety of Rosuvastatin.


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Here are some tutorials that will help with understanding some of the aspects of these studies:

Statistical Errors

What are "Statistical Errors" and what are "95% Confidence Level" limits?

Study Errors

What are the systematic errors in medical studies?

Medical Studies

How are medical studies done, and how is their outcome reported.

Peer Review

Why do we focus on "peer reviewed" journal articles?

Risk Tutorial

What does "risk" mean?

Statistics

Explains the role of statistics in everyday life, with simple examples.

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