Some Salt = Good; Too Much Salt = Bad; Potassium = Good

Some Salt = Good; Too Much Salt = Bad; Potassium = GoodAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.org   From Heartwire CME Sodium/Potassium Ratio Affects Mortality, CVD Risk CME News Author: Lisa Nainggolan CME Author: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd Authors and Disclosures CME Released: 07/14/2011; Valid for credit through 07/14/2012 Clinical Context Studies have shown that individuals with high sodium and … Continue reading Some Salt = Good; Too Much Salt = Bad; Potassium = Good

Quadruple Therapy Eradicates H pylori

Quadruple Therapy Eradicates H pylori In a phase 3 trial, quadruple therapy (omeprazole plus a single 3-in-1 capsule containing bismuth subcitrate potassium, metronidazole, and tetracycline) provided superior H pylori infection eradication as compared to standard therapy, with similar safety and tolerability. Increasing resistance to antibiotics has made alternative treatments necessary. Read more at reference.medscape.comAmplify’d from … Continue reading Quadruple Therapy Eradicates H pylori

The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence

The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence Safe, durable weight loss surgery, maybe the best possible weight loss surgery. Over 9 years later revisions in less than2.7%! make mine MGB.Amplify’d from http://www.soard.orgRevisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypassWei-Jei Lee, M.D., Ph.D.AffiliationsDepartment of Surgery, Min-Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TaiwanCorrespondence: Wei-Jei Lee, M.D., … Continue reading The MGB, almost 10 Years Later; A Study in Excellence

Great Detailed Article on Vit D Deficiency

Great Detailed Article on Vit D Deficiency Get the full article here: http://www.endo-society.org/guidelines/final/upload/FINAL-Standalone-Vitamin-D-Guideline.pdfAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jul;96(7):1911-30. Epub 2011 Jun 6.Evaluation, treatment, and prevention of vitamin d deficiency: an endocrine society clinical practice guideline.Holick MF, Binkley NC, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Gordon CM, Hanley DA, Heaney RP, Murad MH, Weaver CM.Source8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite … Continue reading Great Detailed Article on Vit D Deficiency

Obesity and Vigorous exercise Increase Risk of Total Joint Replacement

Overweight was independently associated with an increased risk for TJR Vigorous exercise was associated with a greater risk for TJR, This population-based cohort study has shown an increased risk for TJR with body weight and vigorous exerciseAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comIn developed countries, total hip and knee replacements are among the most widely performed elective surgeries, with … Continue reading Obesity and Vigorous exercise Increase Risk of Total Joint Replacement

Vitamin D improved beta-cell function between 15% and 30%

Vitamin D improved beta-cell function between 15% and 30% They gave 92 pre-diabetic adults either vitamin D3 supplements, calcium supplements, both, or placebo. After four months, vitamin D had significantly increased patients' beta-cell functionAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comVitamin D May Improve Pancreas FunctionBy Eric SchultzNEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jul 08 - Vitamin D supplements reduced risk factors … Continue reading Vitamin D improved beta-cell function between 15% and 30%

MGB Almost Twice as Powerful as Lapband

MGB Twice as Powerful as Lapband: Five hundred and twenty severely obese patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥35 were recruited. Among them, 149 and 371 subjects received laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic * mini-gastric bypass* (LMGB), respectively. Obese patients had LESS decrease in BMI after LAGB (-7.5 vs. -6) compared to patients … Continue reading MGB Almost Twice as Powerful as Lapband

The 6 Surprising Money Savers Hiding in My Home

The 6 Surprising Money Savers Hiding in My HomeAmplify’d from finance.yahoo.comFirst Person: The 6 Surprising Money Savers Hiding in My HomeOn Friday July 1, 2011, 5:00 pm EDT*Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Do you have a personal finance story that you'd like to share? Household spending is a complicated aspect of nearly … Continue reading The 6 Surprising Money Savers Hiding in My Home