Monthly Archives: August 2015

DCIS: Overdiagnosis for Some,
But Breast Cancer Death Rates in Young and Black Women Troubling

Tweet Ductal carcinoma in situ – known more by its abbreviation DCIS – has been a term mired in controversy for decades. Over the years, it’s been termed “stage 0” breast cancer, “precancer”, and skeptics have gone so far as … Continue reading

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But Breast Cancer Death Rates in Young and Black Women Troubling

From Bleak House to My House: A Second Look at Vitamin D

Tweet This morning, I noticed that UK news was alight with stories about how the UK National Health Service and NICE are recommending daily vitamin D. In the UK, they are giving out low-dose vitamin D like chocolate at drugstores, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Postmenopausal Women:
Another Case of Overuse?

Tweet If you talk to postmenopausal women, you learn that a large proportion of women are told to take vitamin D to bolster bone health, prevent osteoporosis, and fractures. This was used so widely in New York City that a … Continue reading

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Another Case of Overuse?