Free books for Labor Day 2017

I thought it would be nice to give away four books for Labor Day week 2017

Life as a programmer is dangerous for a former police detective

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An American spy in Iran finds love and danger

If you love horses, you’ll like this book



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This post was written by Dan Ferry on September 2, 2017

Calcium intake and bone mineral density

“Conclusions: Increasing calcium intake from dietary sources or by taking calcium supplements produces small non-progressive increases in BMD, which are unlikely to lead to a clinically significant reduction in risk of fracture.”


For years doctors and drug companies have been pushing drugs and supplements with high doses of calcium to make our bones stronger to prevent fractures. Now they’re telling us that it really doesn’t help.

Read the study results here in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal).

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This post was written by Dan Ferry on October 3, 2015

Thought I was home free . . .

Well, I thought when I stopped taking the metoprolol tartrate that I was home free, that I would have no more unexplained dizziness. Wrong. LOL.

I have a very acid stomach, and I’ve had several ulcers over the years, so I was taking omeprazole (Prilosec) 40mg/day. Well, I got an ulcer in January from a MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack that I was taking for a back injury, and my G.I. specialist gave me a prescription for a greater dose of Prilosec (80mg/day). Man, did I get dizzy! Of course, it says right on the bottle: “May cause dizziness“. Duh.

Tried Protonix with the same result (dizziness). Four 150mg Zantac a day couldn’t handle the acid, and I wound up taking Prilosec again, but only 20mg/day (OTC). It appears that for now I’ve hit a decent balance between dizziness and stomach pain.

The lesson from this? Examine every medicine you take to determine if it could be contributing to your dizziness or vertigo.

Posted under Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

This post was written by Dan Ferry on May 18, 2014