Some weeks are slow news weeks, even in the fast paced world of medicine. Developing flu medicines from chemicals on frog skin reminded us of diabetic medicines from lizard spit, which made us think of the high price of healthcare and how hard it is to prevent falls in the hospital. Once our medications are adjusted, we will be fine. Enjoy the show.
Tip: Recent research indicates that blood pressure levels of 120-130/70-80 are best for those with previous heart attacks and strokes. We must be cautious, because systolic blood pressures less than 120 appear to increase mortality.