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Is Your Multivitamin Doing Anything For Your Heart?

Multivitamins have long been seen as a quick solution for a number of problems, the most notable being heart disease and stroke. Recently, though, a new study has shown that they, in fact, don’t prevent either. The American Heart Association reports that one third of American consume multivitamins, convinced that they will solve their cardiac problems. A recent study, released by Dr. Joonseok Kim states that, “One of the big problems with multivitamin use is that it could deviate the public from following the measures that are proven to be beneficial for cardiovascular health, including eating fruits and vegetables, and doing more exercise.” Another study recently concluded that multivitamins offer no protection against heart disease and stroke. These studies are particularly convincing as they use clinical trials where doctors and scientists may closely control many confounding variables. This news is unnerving for many, as they may now see themselves as at risk for heart disease; thus…

PALS Study Materials - Pediatric Pulseless Arrest Algorithm

PALS Study Materials - Pediatric Assessment Flow Chart

Could Hurricane Irma Have Contributed to Over 300 Florida Flu Deaths?

This year's flu-related death toll in Florida is now over 300.  It's victims aren't just the elderly or health-compromised people that we typically think of as being particularly vulnerable to the flu.  The latest victim is a 12 year old boy who was thought to otherwise have been healthy.

Dr. Peter Lamelas of South Florida urgent care clinic MD Now speculates Hurricane Irma may have contributed to the unusually high outbreak there.




http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/boy-flu-death-spurs-concern-palm-beach-county/MFUdN1nGRRrpAVeTcGF67N/amp.html

This Year's Flu Shot - Only 10% Effective?

How important is getting a flu shot this year if it is possibly only 10% against effective?

http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2017/12/10/Amid-questions-on-effectiveness-experts-recommend-flu-vaccinations.html