Credit: Shutterstock One reason dietary supplements are so popular is the perception they’re harmless. But like all drugs, there are many potential dangers from taking vitamins and minerals. The problem is that, unlike conventional medicines, dietary supplements aren’t required to provide warnings to consumers of their potential risks. Nor are […]

Kurt Merkelz, M.D. More prescriptions do not necessarily mean better health outcomes. Deprescribing, which is the planned and supervised process of intentionally stopping a medication or reducing its dose, is a critically important part of delivering safe, effective, patient-centered care, especially for older adults.  I commend AMDA — the Society […]

Abstract Objective To determine whether dietary interventions that increase n-3 fatty acids with and without reduction in n-6 linoleic acid can alter circulating lipid mediators implicated in headache pathogenesis, and decrease headache in adults with migraine. Design Three arm, parallel group, randomized, modified double blind, controlled trial. Setting Ambulatory, academic […]