Archives

Aldosterone & Hearing

Alternative treatment for hearing loss Currently there is intriguing data that aldosterone supplementation may improve hearing. For those with hearing loss and balance disorders, this advancement could significantly improve quality of life. Aldosterone does not have the side effects of the current treatment with steroids (prednisone/prednisolone/dexamethasone) and may better address the underlying cause of hearing… Read more


Angioplasty: Ending Inappropriate Use

Angioplasty and stenting may be overused Angioplasty and stenting continue to be used in stable coronary artery disease (i.e. not in the middle of a heart attack), even though large randomized controlled trials have shown that they add no significant survival benefit. Angioplasty and stenting are exceedingly expensive and carry risks (including heart attack and… Read more


Questioning Food Allergy Testing

Food Allergy Testing: Buyers Beware! In the ever-expanding search for what ails us, many people believe that allergies to foods or environmental compounds are contributing to their health problems. Food allergies are a complicated topic, though. Food allergy, food sensitivity and food intolerance are not the same and not all allergy tests measure the same… Read more


Z-ARCHIVE-Promoting Evidence-Based Medicine

Less is More Medical treatments, each with their own set of side effects, often continue to be used even after data has shown that they do not improve outcomes in certain situations. The reasons are many and include systematic profit structures, lack of awareness, or simply the understandable desire to “do something” for the patient…. Read more


Evidence-based Medicine

Promoting Evidence-Based Medicine Less is More Medical treatments, each with their own set of side effects, often continue to be used even after data has shown that they do not improve outcomes in certain situations. The reasons are many and include systematic profit structures, lack of awareness, or simply the understandable desire to “do something”… Read more