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Those of us who have never smoked or have not suffered from substance abuse don’t always understand why it is so hard to simply stop using a drug that is clearly harmful. A review article in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine discusses this in medical parlance (the neurobiology of addiction) and I thought…

I came back to LA about eight weeks ago from a visit in Israel and brought with me a bad upper respiratory tract infection. I know every sufferer’s first response (including my own … I couldn’t swallow and had a bad cough) is to get a prescription for antibiotics. I prudently waited a few days…

This used to be a DuPont mantra. And we all embraced it over the years as we wore synthetic fabric that hugged our bodies in stretch jeans and we took our prescription drugs. According to a recent article in JAMA, we are partaking in the latter more and more. So let me summarize last month’s…

A couple of years ago, I was asked to give the opening address for a conference on anti-aging and regenerative medicine in Las Vegas. I was intrigued by the fact that there was a large organization devoted to the topic (they had over 8,000 members worldwide), that the organizers wanted to pay me a substantial…

I have on-going discussions with patients who have been on hormone therapy for more than five years as to whether they should continue or stop. There is a valid concern about a potential increase in risk of breast cancer with long term estrogen and progestin therapy. (The use of estrogen only in women who have…

I try to record the network shows I want to see. Usually, I am not in front of my TV at the right time or cannot stay up late enough to watch a live broadcast. I also want to bypass those drug, car and insurance ads. As I speed my DVR through the commercials to…

Last week I was walking on the boardwalk in Venice with my daughter and soon to be son-in-law and we passed a large green and white sign with a picture of a cannabis plant. Several, young people dressed in green scrubs were handing out flyers proclaiming that the doctor was in the “office” situated between…

By now you have heard about the side effects of this commonly used both over-the-counter and prescription medication to raise HDL and lower LDL. But I finally got the article in the July 17 New England Journal of Medicine and wanted to give you a little more scientific information. I almost didn’t write this segment…

This article is not based on a Colorado medical journal…it’s from a review article that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 5. It was authored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at The National Institutes of Health. They stated that, “In light of the rapidly shifting landscape regarding the…

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