Author Archives: Alan L. Rubin, MD

Introducing vitamin D

There is much controversy over the role of vitamin D in many diseases and conditions besides its effect on calcium intake and bone metabolism. This is a brief introduction to vitamin D. You can find much more concerning all aspects … Continue reading

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Further Proof of the Importance of Exercise in Diabetes

Aerobic exercise and weight training both prevent type 2 diabetes and the combination is even better. Continue reading

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Could a Voucher System Work for Medicare?

A voucher system for medical payments will result in a lot of people not getting the medical care they need. Continue reading

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Do Statins Cause Diabetes

There is no more powerful drug for lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart attacks than the class of drugs called statins.  Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is the best-selling statin and the best-selling drug in history, but others include lovastatin (Mevacor, … Continue reading

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Is Glargine Insulin Treatment Associated With More Cancer?

A study published in 2009 suggested that people who took higher doses of glargine insulin had an increased risk of cancers of all forms.  Other studies have not confirmed this association. Two recent studies, the Northern European Database Study and … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Do They Prevent Heart Attacks?

Omega-3 fatty acids did not prevent heart attacks or deaths in certain high risk patients. Continue reading

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The Number One Problem in High Blood Pressure

Proper measurement of the blood pressure is critical. Continue reading

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Medical Procedures You Don’t Need

Seven tests that are frequently done that often lead to false positive results and sometimes to disastrous treatments. Continue reading

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Reducing Blood Pressure without Drugs

Reduction of blood pressure without using drugs. Continue reading

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New Exercise Discoveries For Diabetes

Aerobic versus resistance exercise in diabetes. Continue reading

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New-Old Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

Two old drugs that are finding new uses in diabetes. Continue reading

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Entrapment Neuropathies

Nerve damage due to the trapping of nerves as they pass through bones. Continue reading

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Loss of Voluntary Movement Nerves and Automatic Nerves

This article explains diabetic neuropathy involving the nerves that affect movement, both voluntary and involuntary. Continue reading

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Loss of Sensation

The article describes the main nervous system complications of diabetes associated with loss of sensation as opposed to loss of movement. Continue reading

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What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

This article is an introduction to one of the common complications of diabetes, neuropathy or nerve damage. Continue reading

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