Dentally Identifying Diabetes, & Other News of Note

Dentists Can Help Identify Diabetes (Dental Tribune International) Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represent a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high …

Questioning the Long-Term Use of Prescription Drugs

One of the fundamental problems with drug-driven medicine is that the most drugs don’t actually cure anything. What they do is suppress symptoms or spur biological processes that give a sense of relief to the person taking them. In this way, they’re used to “manage” chronic illnesses. They’re taken for long periods of time – …

Stat!: All Doped Up in the USA

Percent of US adults who took at least 1 prescription drug in the past month: 48 Percent who took at least 2 different drugs: 31 Percent who took 5 or more: 11   Percent of US children who took at least 1 prescription drug in the past month: 20 Percent of US seniors who did: …