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Medical treatments can take years to go from new technique to standard therapy

Published: April 2, 2015

Medical treatments can take years to go from new technique to standard therapy.​ In 1747 James Lind showed that lime juice prevented the scurvy ravaging the British Navy, but it took 48 years to put limes in sailor’s rations. Erectile dysfunction now shows a similar delay. Good drugs to treat it have been around 19 years. In 1996 alprostadil proved read more »

“Medical Conspiracy?” Part II

Published: April 8, 2014

The medical profession moves slowly to embrace new treatments. The public is well-served by this given the pervasive nature of panaceas, miracle foods and dubious devices touted to improve health. There is an old saying: “you never want to be the first to do something”. It has a second part, however, which is “nor the last”. In the treatment read more »

”Medical Conspiracy?” Part 1

Published: April 8, 2014

A recent JAMA study notes 49 percent of Americans believe in one or more (of six) medical “conspiracy theories”. We agree with convicted Watergate conspirator John Dean who once told the author that he “only believed in the conspiracy theories that were real”. Might some be real? We can agree that are no flying saucers at Area 51and no conspiracy read more »

Some Startling Statistics About ED

Published: July 30, 2013

Erectile Dysfunction is, for the most part, going untreated! A recent evaluation done by NorthShore University Health System Evanston, Illinois based insurance claims has uncovered a starling fact – 75% of men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction do not get treated. To be classified as “treated” in this study a patient needed to have filled a prescription read more »

The Road To Hellth

Published: June 21, 2013

Healthcare, as delivered in America today, has been the subject of endless discussion in the last few years – if not decades. There is almost universal agreement that changes need to be made to improve American medicine, yet there seems to be little consensus about what needs to be done. The dissatisfaction on the patient’s side of things is more read more »

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