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I wasn’t sure what sort of catchy title I could give to this article … I considered (but rejected) “preventing death from below”. So I will just go straight to the content: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Most physicians try to impart this message to their…

I usually don’t go “legal” on this website but I couldn’t help but notice an article in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine which dealt with the First Amendment, physician speech and firearm safety. Next week, the full Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida. Wollschlaeger is…

I rarely cite The New York Times as my source for medical reporting. If you have read any of my website articles you know that I consistently write about published articles on osteoporosis. But in all modesty, I realize that the New York Times has a much greater audience than I do. So I was…

The May 10 issue of JAMA had a very interesting article titled “Evolving approaches in research and care for ovarian cancers”. This was a report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. It was congressionally mandated and sponsored by the CDC. (Our tax dollars fund this.) Approximately 22,280 women are diagnosed with ovarian…

A recent article in JAMA pointed out the lack of CDC funding for gun control research. Even though I consider myself to be fairly well informed about issues dealing with health, I was not aware of the legislative details about funding for such an important issue. So I thought I would summarize the article and…

I am appalled by the utterances of Donald Trump. Pretty much all of them, but now that infamous statement that a woman should be punished for an attempt to terminate her pregnancy may be one of the worse. It is unfathomable that anyone in the civilized world would ever make such a statement even if…

This week the Supreme Court heard the case on Texas’s abortion regulations which would close nearly half the abortion clinics in the nation’s second largest state. The Texas law stipulates that doctors working at abortion clinics must have permission to admit women at a hospital within 50 km of the clinic and that the clinics…

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…

The Super Bowl will be on this Sunday. Many of us can’t wait to watch it, others are eager to see the commercials and the half time show, and there are those who simply look forward to going to a Super Bowl party. This is the most watched and commercialized event during the year in…

This new guideline has been widely reported in the news and has received a plethora of media attention. I’ve also been asked by patients how this will impact my advice… so I thought I would devote this week’s article to the subject of breast cancer screening. First, just the facts: Breast cancer is the most…

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