Archive for December, 2011
Less than 2 weeks before Medicare payments to all doctors were to be cut by 27%, Congress postponed the cut FOR ONLY¬†2 MONTHS! ¬†The House passed a full year fix, but the Senate insisted that we patch the system for only 2 months! ¬† Why?
As a patient soon to be on Medicare, I wonder where I will find a doctor willing to see me with¬†payment scheduled to fall off a cliff in 2 months.
I will be visiting family.¬† I hope you will be too.
Remember that¬†increased fracture risk¬†and¬†osteoporosis often run in families.¬† Encourage your family members to read the Take Control Naturally series and to watch our Videos. ¬†Take care of your family as well as yourself.
Jay Ginther, MD
This is post #100! ¬†Next week completes the first year of this blog. ¬†It has grown. ¬†The site had over 1000 unique visitors last month. ¬†Not bad for someone who struggled in English Composition.
I have been able to add many new features. ¬†The latest additions are YouTube VIDEOS at the top of the right column.
Reader comments have helped to give direction. ¬†The Take Control Naturally series grew out of reader questions about what a person needs to do to improve bone health and possibly avoid medications.
Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 are not the same, and definitely not equal. ¬†D2 and D3 are similar pre-hormones, but different. ¬†D2 (Ergocalciferol) is the plant version. ¬†D3 (Cholecalciferol) is the animal version.
Both pre-hormones need to be converted to their active hormone form in the kidney. ¬†D2 (plant version) will work in us but only lasts 2-3 days. ¬†D3 (animal version) lasts for 2-3 weeks. ¬†That huge difference makes a huge difference in dosage needs.