The sleep – depression link.

If you’re a parent of an infant that needs fed every couple hours, or a doctor on overnight call in a busy hospital you may understand sleep continuity disruption.  I’ve been both (though my devoted wife was usually the one up through the night with my hungry kiddo.) There is a clear association between insomnia […]

Take THAT JNC 8 – lower BP better for stroke prevention.

There are many organizations that meet regularly to pour over data and make broad recommendations to doctors about how to treat patients.  These include the American Heart Association, the American College of Chest Physicians, and other specialty organizations such as the American Academy of Neurology.  One of these organizations, the Joint National Committee (JNC) surprised […]