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High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the Sunshine clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic… Read More »

New Penicillin Allergy Review Says Your Patients May Not Be Allergic

January 25, 2019 Share this content: A new penicillin allergy review recommends that clinicians perform a comprehensive allergy history to assess risk level. More than 95% of people in the United States with a documented penicillin allergy can be treated safely with penicillin according to a review published in The Journal of the American Medical… Read More »

The New Old Age: Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn

ImageCreditStuart Briers He was a retired factory worker, living with his wife outside a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom. Once outgoing and sociable, engaged in local activities including a community choir, he’d been jolted by a diagnosis of early dementia. A few months later, at 70, he wouldn’t leave the house alone,… Read More »