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Published: 2005-09-24T18:05:57-06:00

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Upgrading the blog

2004-05-08T18:29:24-06:00

I am changing my blogging tool - but the changes will remain opaque to the reader (other than a couple...



Understanding the genetic predisposition to myocardial infarctions

2004-05-06T09:38:29-06:00

Gene is linked to heart attacks They found that a particular mutation of the gene occurs more frequently in people...



But our generics are cheaper!

2004-05-06T09:10:54-06:00

Fascinating article in today's Wall Street Journal (A2 column). Thanks to a very nice reader who called my attention to...



Do statins decrease post-surgical mortality

2004-05-05T08:06:48-06:00

Surgery carries many risks. One is the risk of inducing a cardiac event (probable stimulated by stress). We know that...



Nail and hammer

2004-05-04T11:39:45-06:00

I always wondered where this quote originated. "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see...



On resistance training

2004-05-04T09:49:17-06:00

Seniors need strength training, too Many people think that beyond a certain age, you become too weak to strength train...



Rethinking cardiac risk factors

2004-05-04T09:27:20-06:00

Many patients who develop coronary artery disease have well known major risk factors. These include smoking, family history, high LDL...



Creatine - apparently safe

2004-05-03T09:45:10-06:00

With all the furor over anabolic steroids and ephedrine, creatine remains the leading supplement for weight training. I hesitate to...



Viewing fat through historical and cultural eys

2004-05-01T07:00:20-06:00

Demonizing Fat in the War on Weight But a growing group of historians and cultural critics who study fat say...



Malpractice may retard patient safety

2004-04-30T17:06:32-06:00

Health Care Blog comments favorably on a critique of the malpractice system - QUALITY/MALPRACTICE: Change malpractice system to patient safety...



On vaccination

2004-04-30T14:15:19-06:00

Recently, a reader wrote to ask if I allowed "guest rants". The reader wanted to rant against vaccinations. I do...



Controversy over the Medicare drug discount card

2004-04-30T09:06:24-06:00

Cheaper drugs or siren songs? Next week, the Department of Health and Human Services's Medicare drug card discount Web site...



An important surgical study

2004-04-29T11:23:17-06:00

Too often, new surgical techniques do not receive a careful analysis. The VA came through to answer an important question...



And we all know these patients?

2004-04-29T09:30:13-06:00

Answer, but No Cure, for a Social Disorder That Isolates Many...



General internal medicine - the domain

2004-04-28T06:48:49-06:00

Task Force Redefines the Domain of General Internal Medicine The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) asked a task force...