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One of the questions I ask each patient when she comes in for her check-up is whether she tales calcium and vitamin D. I know a lot of you have read media reports voicing concern about excess calcium intake. And indeed, many of my patients have simply stopped taking calcium supplements as a result of…

No, I am not writing this while sipping a glass of wine. I may even forgo a glass later this evening. But why should I suffer alone! So, I am sharing a brief JAMA article published in the Medical News segment with the ominous title ” Even Low, Regular Alcohol Use Increases the Risk of…

I’ve heard them all. Every fall and winter I order the season’s flu shots and offer them to my patients. Some refuse and although I try to argue with their reasons not to get vaccinated, I often fail to convince those that I classify as the perennial “reluctant ones”. So when I read the recent…

I was horrified to be told, while traveling in Mozambique, that life expectancy in that country was about 45. I attributed this statistic to the lack of healthcare resources, especially in rural communities where the closest health clinic requires a 20 to 40 km walk, as well as the hideously high maternal and neonatal death rates. And upon my…

So here is another website article written at 35,000 feet. I am on my way from LA to NY for a board meeting of Save the Children. (And I am excited to show the board members the pictures of the school the LA Associates of Save the Children built in Mozambique…pictures that I shared with…

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