By: Terry Graedon November 8, 2021 28 Comments
    Will Certo and Grape Juice Help Your Sore Knees?

    People with sore joints face a terrible dilemma. Pain interferes with quality of life. On the other hand, medications like diclofenac and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can make p…

    By: Joe Graedon June 1, 2020 16 Comments
    Does Your Medicine Mess With Your Heart Rhythm?

    Have you ever looked at your electrocardiogram (ECG)? Do you know if it is normal or if you have an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)? Most engaged patients know about their cholesterol, their blood…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2018 5 Comments
    Do People Who Eat Fish Grow Old More Healthfully…

    Does eating fish or taking fish oil make any difference for your health? For decades, researchers have touted the anti-inflammatory benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. They have sug…

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2018 158 Comments
    The Dangers of Diclofenac and Other NSAID Pain R…

    Doctors love NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). That’s largely because they don’t have a lot of other tools in the toolkit when it comes to treating pain and inflammation. Opioids have…

    By: Joe Graedon January 1, 2018 25 Comments
    Beware Amiodarone Side Effects and Interactions

    According to the FDA, "Amiodarone is intended for use only in patients with the indicated life-threatening arrhythmias because its use is accompanied by substantial toxicity." The FDA goes on to state…

    By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2013 5 Comments
    Better Communication Needed for Heart Device

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can save lives. These are devices that are surgically placed in a patient's chest to monitor heart rhythm and shock the heart back into proper rhythm if …

    By: Joe Graedon November 22, 2012 2 Comments
    Fish Oil Fails to Stop Heart Rhythm Disruption

    The omega 3 fats found in fish oil are thought to be beneficial for the heart. However, a new study of more than 1500 patients undergoing heart surgery did not find that fish oil supplementation reduc…

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2010 1 Comments
    Arthritis Drugs Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Distu…

    Atrial fibrillation is a common heart arrhythmia that increases the risk of strokes. Researchers have recently noted that A fib is also associated with a higher likelihood of developing dementia. The …