Red Meat: Is it worse than We Thought?

Shield your eyes if you love a daily dose of red meat (actually, don’t; you’re the most important target for this message). A new study has identified such meat as leading to a greater risk of cancer death, cardiovascular death, and mortality in general. These startling findings show people that keeping a diet high in red meat is simply dangerous Continue reading

ED Crowding Getting Worse

overcA study using a national database found that while the number of emergency department (ED) visits increased between 2001 and 2008, the crowding in EDs increased even more.

Note that the main drivers of crowding appeared to be intensity of the ED visit, including giving intravenous fluids, doing blood tests or procedures, Continue reading

Common Metal Could Make Breast Cancer Worse

Here is a health alert out of California, where researchers have tied a very common metal to breast cancer. They found that cadmium, a heavy metal found in cosmetics, food, water and air, makes breast cancer cells more aggressive.

This would seem to have a big impact on cancer treatment for all patients. The research shows that exposure to cadmium for prolonged periods of time can cause the progression of breast cancer to become more aggressive. Continue reading