Wednesday, August 16, 2017

COLON CANCER DEATH RATE INCREASING IN PEOPLE UNDER FIFTY

AN IMPORTANT STUDY THAT CAN SAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE. TAKE A MOMENT TO READ IT AND CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES. SAVE A LIFE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SUGAR: THE GOOD, BAD, AND THE UGLY

Finally, a balanced presentation of sugar. Much has been said as sugar has become a cause célèbre for those with good intentions and others who seem to enjoy destroying the best things in life. YOU CHOOSE! SUGAR

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

GOOD NEWS, FOR A CHANGE ABOUT THE AGING BRAIN

BRAIN SCIENCE HAS MADE INCREDIBLE PROGRESS OVER THE LAST DECADE. IT'S GOOD TO SEE THE PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS. FROM AARP ABOUT YOUR BRAIN

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WHAT PRICE FOR HEALTH

A 20% REDUCTION IN THE INCIDENCE OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE IS SUBSTANTIAL. A pricey new drug designed to slash harmful cholesterol levels in heart patients has been shown to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke by 20 percent. It’s an important breakthrough, but a big question remains: Is the benefit big enough to warrant the drug’s $14,000 price tag? The results of a two-year study of the drug, called Repatha (evolocumab), were announced at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which involved more than 27,000 men and women, cost about $1 billion and was paid for by Amgen, the maker of the drug, the New York Times reported.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

SLIDE SHOW THAT MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE!!

I've written about malignant melanoma before in my novel, A Simple Cure. Melanoma is the scariest skin tumor and this slide show from WebMd is excellent about malignant melanoma and other skin cancers. It's worth a few minutes of your time. Larry SKIN CANCER SLIDE SHOW

Physician Assisted Suicide

If you have an interest in end of life issues, this link will be of interest, especially the letter to the editor. For both sides, read the editorial and response. Although the issues are complex, I'm in agreement with the editorial while the response suggests a level of certitude that we can palliate most difficulties in the dying process. I don't think we can. You read...you choose. Larry DYING AIN'T EASY ANYMORE

Friday, January 13, 2017

VECTOR RED JUST PUBLISHED



Vector Red, the latest in the Brier Hospital Series was published in mid December and has earned only five star reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6IR6NH/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

One reviewer used language that I never would have thought applied to my work, but who's to argue?

Here's the review: Genetics and ethics of scientists January 6, 2017 Who determines if weapons of mass destruction are for offensive or defensive purposes? Are we prepared or will others obtain them? Medical and safety issues are discussed. Decisions in research are highlighted but delayed by government and military. There is humor and romantic flirting. There is a fascinating review of wound healing. Characters are vividly portrayed reflecting humane interactions. Biological warfare and moral, physical and emotional components are included in the amazing plot. It is clear we must be prepared and the author has done a masterpiece. It is likely his best novel yet. I can't wait for more of them.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

CANCER OF THE PROSTATE

THIS ARTICLE IS A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION TO THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT PSA SCREENING FOR CARCINOMA OF THE PROSTATE. IF THERE WERE NO DOWNSIDES FOR SCREENING, NO CONTROVERSY WOULD EXIST. IT'S UP TO THE PATIENT AND HIS PHYSICIAN ABOUT WHEN AND IF PSA TESTING SHOULD BE DONE AND WHAT SHOULD FOLLOW. PSA CONTROVERSY