Month: February 2012

two prescription bottles with pills next to them

We all remember stories about people getting rickets from lack of vitamin D in the “olden days.” While that is almost unheard of in most developed countries, we are seeing many people with subclinical vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with osteoporosis, increased risk of falls, and possibly fractures. Vitamin D is also… Read More

1) 1 in 4 patients skip meds to save money. If you are doing this, your doctor needs to know. 2) Communicating about the economics of medications is part of your doctor’s job. 3) Your doctor should realize that higher cost means less compliance (you won’t take your pills everyday). We both lose. 4) Both… Read More

No, it’s not insulin. New injections for diabetes may change the way we manage adult-onset diabetes. Approval of a new once-a-week injection called Bydureon is an exciting new option for blood sugar control. This new class of injectables may be popular for several reasons, not the least of which is they also result in weight… Read More