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Are you worried about your blood pressure? Has your doctor placed you unnecessarily on blood pressure medications? Are you unnecessarily worrying about your blood pressure and your health? When is high blood pressure dangerous? Around the world medical associations offer widely differing answers.



I have heard rumblings about this disturbing practice, and still find it a difficult pill to swallow that it is acceptable to call a patient and deliver such a devastating diagnosis by phone. During my years in medical school, this type of notification was simply unthinkable.




Do you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, immediately feeling resistant to you day, especially worrying about your job? According to researchers at Penn State, if you start you morning focusing on how stressful your think your day will be, my harm your mindset and impair your cognitive functioning throughout your entire day.


A 2017 study reported in the media determined cancer patients that used alternative therapies were five times more likely to die, in comparison to those who received conventional therapy. How could this be true, I wondered, considering my long-term experience with cancer patients—then it occurred to me to read the study’s fine print. This is yet another apple comparison to oranges that is quite concerning and misguiding.




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