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As the world gets more accessible and we travel for business, pleasure, eleemosynary or political reasons we are exposed to more than divergent cultural mores. Our global travel allows us to become hosts to viruses, parasites, bacteria and heretofore (at least in LA), unknown microbes that cause difficult to diagnose diseases.  As many of you…

What’s your bone density? This query is almost as frequent as: What’s your cholesterol level? (Or it should be if you are postmenopausal.) I know that I have written about the need to consider risk factors for fractures due to osteoporosis. A quick reminder, these include being female, older age, lack of estrogen in menopause,…

Over the past few months, a number of my patients have been diagnosed with breast cancer. They have gone through the requisite biopsies, additional MRI’s, lumpectomies, sentinel node excision and even mastectomy with reconstruction. Every time I am involved in their diagnosis (and have to make that phone call to come in and discuss their…

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