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I know that obesity statistics are literally shoved down our throats. But hey, if we’re going to over-consume the wrong foods at least we should be aware of the results. There are some startling new stats about obesity in a viewpoint article published in the June 7th issue of JAMA. The article is titled “Lifespan…

Every physician knows how important family history can be to assessing risk for cancer as well as heart disease, diabetes and a myriad of chronic illnesses. An excellent method for computing the impact of familial risk is to study twins and this is exactly what was done in the Nordic twin study that was just…

We are dying from too much sun. I’m not talking about global warming, although our fossil fuel consumption does have an impact on the ozone layer… Melanoma rates in the United States have doubled between 1982 and 2011. According to data from the CDC the incidence of melanoma increased from 11.2 cases per 100,000 population…

I, like most physicians had to switch to EMR’s (electronic medical records) three years ago. It took months to train both my staff and myself. We had to scan all the charts and put them in a HIPAA protected cloud. There are numerous EMR’s out there and the problem is that they do not “talk”…

As many of you know, I am on the board of trustees of Save the Children. I have received daily updates on the horrific consequences of the earthquake in Nepal. Save the Children has had programs in Nepal for decades and has a staff of 450 in the most rural areas of the country. Our…

Some of you may have noticed that I did not write my website article last week. Well, I was sick! I got that cold and cough that seems to be going around and stayed home for a week. It was clearly viral so there were no medications other than supportive ones, i.e. cough medicine and…

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…

I used to say that home delivery was for pizza. It was a comment that was sort of cute, questionably appropriate, and currently considered “not-with-it” and even offensive. Historically, it was of course the norm. In 1940 (yes, before I was born) 44 % of births in the United States States occurred outside the hospital…

I spent many years in Israel and was used to seeing men in various venues smoking a hookah. I remember being at a home where the host brought out several hookahs and invited the guests to join in. I tried it for a minute and found it quite unpleasant, but then I don’t smoke cigarettes,…

I, like everyone else, have gone digital. I read several of my medical journals on my iPhone or iPad. Every time I see a patient, my nurse and I enter her vital signs, medications, allergies, smoking status, family history, environmental data and of course, medical complaints, physical exam, diagnosis, assessment and plan on her electronic…

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