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I am writing this on a flight home to LA from New York. I went to the very cold east coast for a Save the Children board meeting and Gala. I participated in three days of nonstop discussions (and celebration) of the humanitarian efforts of this amazing NGO (non governmental organization) for which I have…

Last week, I had a somewhat animated discussion with an erudite friend who felt that science is so advanced that we don’t have to worry about resistant bacteria. I argued that we did. And although when it comes to bacterial attacks I really don’t want to be the one to say “I told you so”,…

We’ve all been hearing more and more about HPV infections; that they cause cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, anal cancer, throat cancer, mouth cancer and venereal warts. I’ve written several articles about the need to immunize girls and boys with the HPV vaccine. The most common vaccine, Gardasil is given in 3 doses, it is a…

As a fellow of ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, the term “fellow” has no gender significance)….I recently received a survey to complete with questions about my age, number of hours I teach, see patients, percent of patients who are on Medicare, languages I speak, etc….the usual questions that one would expect them…

I have just returned from Israel. Ten time zones and a 15 hour (if it’s non-stop) flight will guarantee jet lag. So please forgive me if this piece is somewhat disjointed. The El Al flights I took were uneventful and indeed I slept most of the way. But as I landed in LA my ear…

I normally use my web site to update my patients and readers about recently published studies and/or health recommendations. Several weeks ago I wrote about the need to get the seasonal flu vaccine, and indeed my nurse gave it to many of you (and me). I also promised to let you know when the H1N1…

The HINI virus has had various names. I am in Israel as I write this;  in the beginning of its spread it was termed the Mexican flu, it then became the virus hazirim, or swine flu. In the U.S. the term swine flu was officially expunged perhaps due to concerns by the “other white meat”…

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