Monthly Archives : January 2017

  • Cough with common cold (URI)? Lasts a LONG time.

    January 29, 2017

    Most Americans surveyed will guess that a common cold cough should disappear after one week (7 days). However, the AVERAGE duration of cough is 18 days!! In fact even by 28 days (4 wks), 1 out of 4 Americans will still have some residual cough. h... read more

  • #chondroitin & #glucosamine fail to benefit in arthritis…again

    January 25, 2017

    Like many Americans, I am eager to use natural and safer medications that effectively treat diseases. To promote them however, we need evidence. Unfortunately for #chondroitin & #glucosamine, the evidence continues to collect for LACK of benef... read more

  • Home Sleep studies to evaluate for Sleep Apnea are noninferior

    January 24, 2017

    #SleepApnea (https://goo.gl/FoTWLL ) is a common cause of fatigue, poor sleep and high blood pressure. Multiple screening tools are available to identify people who need testing. (http://www.sleepmedicine.com/files/files/StopBang_Questionnaire.pdf ... read more

  • Not Too Late For Flu Shot

    January 17, 2017

    We still have #influenza #vaccine; it is not too late. http://timesleader.com/features/625945/to-your-health-there-is-still-time-to-get-your-flu-shot-this-season read more

  • Primary Care Value And Incrementalism

    January 17, 2017

    Great article from #NewYorker on value of primary care and long term relationships http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/23/the-heroism-of-incremental-care?mbid=gnep&intcid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true read more