Episode 3: Valproic Acid Toxicity and Measles

On this month’s podcast, Dr. Kevin talks about his approach to valproic acid toxicity by going over a recent case he had in the Emerg. Dr. Dimitre tries to stir some controversy by talking about Measles and Vaccinations. Please go to our member’s area to access the podcast Posted on 27/04/2015 by Dr. Dimitre

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The possible benefits of Therapeutic Fasting

A fascinating article on therapeutic fasting published in the National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/health/therapeutic-fasting-741073 The BBC did a great documentary touching on the topic which can be accessed here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvdbtt_eat-fast-live-longer-hd_shortfilms I have been interested in the benefits of fasting ever since my University days when I read a study published in 1982 showing that fasting mice were able to…

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Starting statin therapy should be a shared informed decision between the doctor and patient

A great article about shared decision making regarding starting statin therapy for primary prevention: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/291527.php#rate I tend to set aside a good 10 minutes to talk to a patient who may benefit from primary prevention with statin therapy. I usually plug their numbers in the following calculator (http://chd.bestsciencemedicine.com/calc2.html) and show them their current 10 year…

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Study Warns of Diet Supplement Dangers Kept Quiet by F.D.A.

This is a good reminder to ask your patient about the supplements they are taking. Supplements and Natural products can have side effects as well. Canada is supposed to have tougher regulations on natural health products than the US but there continues to be a huge backlog of products still on the market that have yet…

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Health Canada willing to ease fecal transplant rules for recurrent C. Difficile

This might be great news for patients who are suffering from chronic C. Difficle infection if they can stomach the treatment! The NNT is 2! http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/c-difficile-infections-could-be-treated-with-fecal-transplants-beyond-clinical-trials-1.3016158 Posted on 06/04/2015 by Dr. Dimitre

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