Thursday, May 30, 2013

High Doses of Common Painkillers Hike Heart Risks

Ibuprofen and diclofenac increase risk, but my favorite, naproxen, is not associated with increased risk.

High Doses of Common Painkillers Hike Heart Risks

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Straight From the Heart






I had the great pleasure of participating in this program last month in Coeur d'Alene to help prevent cardiac deaths in teens and young adults. Please check out their website at http://straightfromtheheart.us

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Algorithms: 2010 Update

Benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia: prospective population based study | BMJ

This study found that the use of benzodiazepines appears to increase the risk of developing dementia. Common benzodiazepines are alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), and lorazepam (Ativan).

Benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia: prospective population based study | BMJ

COMMENT: short term use appears to be safer; long term use may increase the risk of side-effects. Some medical conditions are best treated by benzodiazepines, and in these situations, early screening and taking measures to prevent dementia may be helpful.