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Survival Rule of Threes

I recently learned the “Survival Rule of Threes”–which gives a rough estimate of how long a person can live in various extreme survival conditions.  For example…. …you can expect to live for 3 minutes without air. …you can…

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Vitamin D Basics

Sometimes the formulations of vitamin D can get confusing. Here’s a few key points: 1. The terms “vitamin D2” and “vitamin D3” do not refer to the hydroxylation status of vitamin D–either D2 or D3 can exist in…

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MDRD II

Continuing on with a brief discussion of the landmark MDRD Study: at the time of the study, several smaller studies suggested that a low protein diet would prolong time to ESRD for patients with CKD. The theory was…

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