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General health info from SDCIM. Always contact your personal physician for specific concerns
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Sobering statistics on the opioid addiction epidemic
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How to Inject Trulicity
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See the attached Annals of IM article describing a link between coffee consumption and lower mortality. Regarding a mechanism, the article states...

"coffee contains many biologically active chemicals, including caffeine and phenolic compounds, that may impact health by means of various mechanisms, such as antioxidant and antimutagenic capacity, insulin sensitivity, liver function, and chronic inflammation"
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As we age, physical inactivity and "inflexibility" in addition to other factors can effect balance. Thus, falls become more frequent and sometimes with serious consequences (broken bone, brain bruising among others). SDCIM has long felt that some sort of flexibility and balance activity is important to help reduce fall risk. This has garnered some new evidence in a recent study from the Journal of the American Geriatric Society attached...Tai Chi may be useful.
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ALS, also known as "Lou Gehrig's disease" is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting the part of the nervous system that innervates muscle. A recent NEJM article attached describes its biology in terms of why it develops and what may ultimately prove to be therapeutic treatment options. There are currently 2 FDA approved drugs for treatment that provide only a marginal survival advantage.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1603471?af=R&rss=currentIssue
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