Calcium supplements increase risk of heart attack
This is not the first time we’ve heard calcium supplements increase coronary artery deposits, upping heart disease risk. Dietary calcium from diary products do not increase the risk.
High blood pressure linked to dementia, Alzheimer’s
This additional study reinforces the relationship between the two, but more studies will look at the “why”….improper flow, vs mechanisms that increase blood pressure could worsen brain circulation, etc.
Antidepressant use may double risk of suicide and violent behavior
Overall the benefits of antidepressants still out-weigh the risks, but patients need to be observed more closely when on them and I personally recommend a continuation of their therapy, which unfortunately many times gets dropped once the person becomes more comfortable taking a medication.
Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network and Board Certified Family Physician