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LASIK eye surgery is very popular and when it works as intended, very helpful. However, a a recent controversy raised by one of the original FDA group who studied and approved the procedure reveals the need to apply a rigorous analysis of the benefits, risks,...read more
New discoveries in the seemingly settled science of anatomy remind us of the “unknowns” we should carefully consider in making medical decisions.
The last place in medicine we expect any new discoveries is in anatomy. But in the last year there have been two stunners. Scientists found an invisible network of channels that course through our bodies opening all sorts of possibilities for how our cells communicate...read more
Collaborating with your doctor to explore lifestyle alternatives over drugs for cardiovascular protection
We all want to promote a healthy cardiovascular system to prevent one of the most common causes of death and disability we face as we grow older. Doctors try to help by measuring risk factors and providing treatments to reduce the risks. While many medications are...read more
The FDA recently issued a warning about the old and very commonly used antibiotics like ciprofloxacin. The side effect is rare, but the loss ratio of aneurysm rupture is devastatingly large. Anytime you need to make a medical decision, even one that seems as trivial...read more
An expert consensus statement such as this one recently released by the American Heart Association about a topic with such incomplete science should include a full transcript of all the deliberations in order to allow physicians and the public to judge the logic and...read more
Many new and promising medications have been approved by the FDA over the past few years. While these drugs offer novel benefits for difficult diseases like Diabetes Mellitus, heart disease and cancer, the science behind them is incomplete. A recent plea by an expert...read more