Tag Archives for disease
Too Old and Too Sick for Treatment?
My visceral reaction to the latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which avers that aggressive care for dying patients is often futile- is nausea. Their findings: Even though a large percentage of Medicare cancer patients represent poor prognoses, health…
Tags: cancer, Center for Health Policy Research, chemotherapy, Dartmouth Atlas Project, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, David Goodman, Death Panels, disease, doctors, feeding tubes, health care facilities, hospice, intensive care, intubation, Medicare, oncology, Palliative care, patients, Sarah Palin
What’s a Bona Fide Boomer Got to do to… Survive?
According to Jarett Berry, a cardiologist at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one must be vigilant about keeping physically active. Yes, in what they used to call “Middle Age.” Wasn’t that the time we thought would be…
Tags: aerobics, American Heart Association, Annual Epidemiology and Prevention Conference, blood pressure, blood sugar, Boomer, cholesterol, Cooper Institute, Dallas, disease, exercise, illness, Jarett Berry, life span, lifestyle, middle age, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Cipro Now a No Go
~ by Yael Joshua If you need to target hardy bacteria, heavy-duty antibiotics such as Cipro, Levaquin, and Floxin are your best bet. Unfortunately, these drugs, all based on fluoroquinolone, have been shown to cause pain, swelling, and inflammation in…
Tags: antibiotics, black box warnings, disease, drugs, FDA, medication, pain, rehabilitation