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I receive the AMA website on a daily basis and quickly look at the health news and articles that are summarized. (Yes it is one more email to read and then trash on my iPhone.) This week, most of the medical attention was focused on the Zika virus, but in between articles on this horrifically…

As I was glancing through the monthly Journal Menopause I came upon an interesting article that had cosmetic implications. The authors looked at the potential adverse skin effects subsequent to the removal of the ovaries during hysterectomy in premenopausal women who had surgery for benign conditions. The study included 135 premenopausal women between 40 and…

Most women over a certain age (OK usually over 40) will look in the mirror and closely survey those facial wrinkles, folds and lines that inexorably appear with age. And that’s when they (we) bless the fact that cosmetic fillers are readily available to address these unwanted linear indentations at the local dermatologist’s office. So,…

A part of healthcare diligence is getting an eye examination. After the age of 40, many women are told by their friendly ophthalmologist “I see the beginning of cataracts”. Or worse, especially as we get older “You have cataracts.” That pronouncement does not equate with total loss of vision for most Americans who have access…

When I’m here I can’t help but compare our US healthcare system to that of Israel. Members of my family have received phenomenal care here, but rather than take their word for it I logged on to the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I knew their report would laudatory but it is, after…

As I was about to leave for Israel for my daughter’s wedding, I couldn’t help but scan the article in JAMA with the title listed above: “Feeling Old vs Being Old” and the associations between self perceived age and mortality. (Nothing makes one feel older than having offspring old enough to get married, but then…

This time next week I’ll be in Tel Aviv. I’m going for my younger daughter’s wedding and I’m quite excited. As I tried to see as many patients as possible before the end of the year, I also quickly perused the current JAMA. As usual I found a relevant article that I think we all…

Many of us have now assumed certain grandparenting duties with joy and pleasure, especially if we do can them without the duress of becoming the primary care giver … Apparently there have been very few studies on what this role does to our cognitive health. So I read with great interest the article that appeared…

Last Friday, I delivered one of the keynote addresses for the annual conference of the Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine in Las Vegas. It was a huge conference and I was somewhat overwhelmed by the 3500 medical personnel who attended. The topic of anti-aging is certainly one of major concern to medical practitioners and…

I searched this last week’s medical journals to find an article to write about. Unfortunately there was nothing I felt would be of interest to most of my patients. My fall back is usually JAMA, but the latest issue dealt with combat casualties, care for mass casualty events, treatment of post dramatic stress disorder and…

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