CONCLUSIONS Greater consumption of potatoes, especially french fries, was associated with a higher T2D risk, independent of BMI and other risk factors.
Source: Potato Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Results From Three Prospective Cohort Studies
Two things strike me about this study. First, the fact that someone decided to study this topic at all is pretty amazing. Two, the researchers actually discovered a correlation between potato consumption and DM2 risk.
I’m surprised the MSM hasn’t picked up on this study.
Although prescribing benzodiazepines concurrently with opioid analgesics has been shown to raise the risk for fatal overdose, new research documents a risk that is four times that of opioids taken alone, and even at low doses. The new study was published online in the British Medical Journal (2015;350:h2698). Additionally, the authors found a dose-dependent association with overdose risk. This may “help prioritize how we address this risk,” said Roger Chou, MD, professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine, and a staff physician in the Internal Medicine Clinic at OHSU, in Portland, who was not involved in the research. “Meaning, you can start by identifying patients on high doses of benzos, and go from there.”
Source: New Study Highlights Risks of Combining Benzodiazepines and Opioids – Pain Medicine News
Observation warrants a randomized trial in acute stroke, researchers say
Source: Stroke Rounds: Statin Users Have Better Outcomes | Medpage Today
One of the state’s largest companies, Springfield-based MassMutual Financial Group, is cutting about 5 percent of its 7,200 employees.
Source: MassMutual to layoff 5 percent of workforce – The Boston Globe
Source: How Hometeam Is Disrupting the Senior In-Home Care Industry – Fortune
There is value in treating people as assets rather than just an expense.
So if your Mom or Dad needs home healthcare who would you hire?
A company whose employees are committed to caring?
Or a company whose contractors don’t give a shit?
What if you needed help?
Bruno rejects the popular independent contractor model, and that’s partly what sets his company apart from the competition. But it’s also very costly. Bruno declined to publicly disclose annual revenue numbers, but he said Hometeam’s profits are actually lower than most companies in the industry because of its non-traditional business model.
The caregivers at Hometeam are W-2 employees with healthcare benefits, 401-K plans and a career progression path. The company rigorously vets its in-home aides and pays them about $15 an hour – 30% to 50% more than the hourly industry standard wage of $9.50. Clients pay about $20 an hour for the service.
Source: Medications & Older Adults > Health in Aging
Beers criteria not beer.
Lots of informative downloadable data sheets.