Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND – The Doctor of the Future

What, No Definitive AFib Ablation Study?

June 16, 2019

My “new best-friend” Dr. John Mandrola write the following Medscape commentary “We Still Need a Sham-Controlled Trial for AF Ablation.” Mandrola has been beating this drum for several years. In 2016 he said that AF ablation has a strong placebo effect. I even wrote a blog about it called “Could Ablation for AFib be an […]

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Hospitalists Get No Respect

June 9, 2019

Do we even know what a Hospitalist is? It wasn’t a specialty in all my years in medicine. An Internist used to be in charge of hospitalized patients, now there are a dozen different specialties and they needed someone to look at the whole person. That’s why we have to have Hospitalists. A family doctor […]

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Living Longer with Healthcare – NOT!

June 2, 2019

Just today a journalist asked me the following questions for an Internet article.  What’s the future of healthcare?  What trends are shaping healthcare in 2019?  What technology will have the biggest impact on the healthcare industry and why does the industry need it? I am well aware that most journalists are simply in the business […]

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Drug Guide to Treating Insomnia

May 26, 2019

This Medscape article is “A Drug-by-Drug Guide to Treating Insomnia” but I was excited to see tryptophan, melatonin, and valerian listed among the 14 drugs and supplements for the treatment of insomnia.  Looking a little closer I saw three prescription categories heading the list. Sleep Onset                 Sleep Maintenance                 Not Recommended  Of course, tryptophan, melatonin, […]

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No Long-Term Research on Osteoporosis Drugs

May 19, 2019

“Research Needed on Long-Term Osteoporosis Drug Therapies” is the conclusion of an NIH Osteoporosis Workshop. OK, let me get this straight; did someone forget to do proper long-term studies on these osteoporosis drugs! The ones that are so strong that you are not allowed to lie down after taking them so they won’t burn your […]

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Sugar = Diabetes

May 12, 2019

I’m finally finishing Death by Sugar that I began writing in 1990. That book got me where I am today. When I talked about writing the book on a Canadian national TV show I set off a firestorm in the sugar industry. I guess it was because I spooned out 10 tsp of sugar into a dish […]

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How Common Is Polypharmacy in Old Age?

May 5, 2019

You notice from my blog title, which is same as the Medscape article “How Chronic Is Polypharmacy in Old Age?” they are not asking IF there is polypharmacy in old age, they are asking HOW MUCH. Polypharmacy in the elderly is entrenched and has become a topic of research. I think the funding of the […]

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Moisturizing for Mental Health

April 28, 2019

The Sacramento Bee published the coolest article titled “Want to Cut Your Risk of Dementia? Moisturize Your Skin, UCSF Researchers Say.” You can read the Full Text of this study about age-damaged skin in older adults. You can even print it out to accompany the bottle of body lotion – filled with ReMag Lotion – that you […]

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The Apple Heart Study

April 21, 2019

My favorite cardiologist Dr. John Mandrola is skeptical, like me, about Apple getting into the medical research business. You can read Taking the Pulse of the Apple Heart Study and draw your own conclusions, but I’ll give you mine. A study investigator from Stanford said that the Apple Heart Study (AHS) “…gives clinicians information they can use. […]

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