Assessment of Respiratory Distress by the Roth Score – Chorin – 2016 – Clinical Cardiology – Wiley Online Library

Maximal counting number <10 or counting time <7 seconds identified patients with a room‐air pulse oximetry <95% with sensitivity of 91% and 83%, respectively. Maximal counting number <7 or counting time <5 seconds identified patients with a room‐air pulse oximetry <90% with sensitivity of 87% and 82%, respectively. — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/clc.22586 Old school medicine at work. … Continue reading Assessment of Respiratory Distress by the Roth Score – Chorin – 2016 – Clinical Cardiology – Wiley Online Library

‘All natural, 100% fruit juice with no added sugar’ will still kill you.

It's all natural, 100% fruit juice with no added sugar. Isn't that good for you?

Fasting, Irradiation, and Cancer

I wanted to share this week's email from Peter Attia, MD. It's a fascinating read about the protective benefits of extreme fasting in mice when they were subjected to a lethal dose of radiation. As he notes in his writing, what happens in mice cannot be directly translated to humans. We're different species but it … Continue reading Fasting, Irradiation, and Cancer

Maybe saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease

Several recently published meta-analyses of observational studies and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have found that total saturated fat is not associated with non-communicable diseases including coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all cause mortality https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l4137 A recent report published in the British Medical Journal calls into question the validity of associating saturated fat intake with … Continue reading Maybe saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease

Cough, cough, fever. Welcome to RSV.

Cough, cough, fever. Welcome to RSV. Here are some helpful resources for parents and their children at risk for RSV.

When fasting is more than going without food

If you are like most people, then you've heard the buzz recently on fasting but don't quite understand the process.  If fasting is nothing more than not eating food, you could be left wondering why anyone would think this concept is a good idea or why it has developed a large, trendy following.  However, the … Continue reading When fasting is more than going without food

Fever Phobia – Science-Based Medicine

Should you be afraid of your child having a fever? It depends, but probably not. — Read on sciencebasedmedicine.org/fever-phobia/

Low Testosterone? Separating medical advice from marketing with Dr. Andrew Smith

“Hey Doc, do you think I have low T?”  It’s a question that comes up quite a lot these days.  Whereas 10 or 15 years ago, testosterone (T) was an occasional level to be checked, it is now a frequent part of a blood workup.  This may be partly due to marketing.  But, at the … Continue reading Low Testosterone? Separating medical advice from marketing with Dr. Andrew Smith

There’s Another Type of ‘Bad’ Cholesterol, and Doctors Don’t Usually Test for It [unless you’re a patient at Trinity DPC where we test for it all the time and then it’s only $28]

Here’s what you need to know about the other “bad” cholesterol. — Read on http://www.healthline.com/health-news/another-type-of-bad-cholesterol We test for Lp(a) and a host of other biomarkers concerning cholesterol disorders, inflammation and atherosclerosis in the arteries. Generally these tests are about 60-90% off retail pricing. Come check it out sometime.

The molecular changes caused by sleep loss, and how that leads to weight gain

A number of observational studies have suggested that sleep loss or disrupted circadian rhythms are associated with obesity, diabetes and other dysfunctional metabolic conditions. A study is now offering evidence that helps explain how tissue-level molecular changes are brought on by sleep loss. — Read on newatlas.com/sleep-loss-obesity-mechanism/56040/ There are so many ways that sleep is … Continue reading The molecular changes caused by sleep loss, and how that leads to weight gain