Statins Reduce Peri-Operative Mortality Surely You Must Be Joking

Statins Reduce Peri-Operative Mortality, Surely You Must Be Joking Another Medical Hoax I was intrigued by Dr London’s report in December 2016 JAMA of decreased peri-operative mortality in statin users.(1)  This result does not seem immediately intuitive.  Statin drugs inhibit … Continue reading

Low Testosterone Associated with Increased Mortality

Low Testosterone Associated with Increased Mortality by Jeffrey Dach MD Forty Per Cent More Likely to Die Two reports published in the recent medical literature showed that low testosterone is associated with increased mortality.(1)(2)(3)  Upper Left Image: Chemical structure of … Continue reading

Linus Pauling Heart Disease Prevention with Vitamin C

Linus Pauling Heart Disease Prevention with Vitamin C This article is part one, for part two click here. The Steam Roller is Not Joking I once had a conversation with a cardiologist friend of mine in which I casually mentioned … Continue reading

Why Are One in Six On Psychiatric Meds ?

Why Are One in Six On Psychiatric Meds ? by Jeffrey Dach MD A JAMA article reported one in six Americans take psychiatric medications.  These are mostly SSRI antidepressants such as Lexepro, benzodiazepines (Xanax), and sleeping pills (Ambien and Lunesta). … Continue reading