Ventilators and Opioids: Mismanagement and Misinformation?

Imagine being on a ventilator and then getting pumped full of opioids as a bonus. A new study suggests that opioid use during mechanical ventilation might be setting patients up for long-term addiction. However, the study’s findings are as flawed as the logic...

Xylitol probably won’t cause heart-related death

Xylitol, a popular sugar substitute, has recently come under scrutiny following a new study linking it to potential cardiovascular complications and increased blood clot formation. The sensationalized findings have sparked debate and concern, however it’s...

Concierge Medicine: Is It Worth the Price?

For most of us, the closest we get to special treatment is boarding a plane using our frequent flyer miles. Concierge medicine provides the undivided attention of your primary care physician. With the Boomers needing more care and a growing physician shortage,...

Unnecessary PFA Panic Across the Nation

There was a famous commercial that asked the question, “Where’s the Beef?” This can be applied to the rolling wave of stories in local media about toxic PFAS contamination of drinking water. In these cases, there is no beef.

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