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Here’s the medical school I teach at…

A great YouTube video about the medical school I teach at and the gorgeous scenery we partake in. Enjoy!

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How can we treat threatened miscarriages?

We have begun using progetogens to reduce the risk of miscarriage. This significantly decreases the rate of miscarriage compared to placebo. How common are miscarriages? Miscarriages occur in 15 to 20% of pregnancies. A “threatened” miscarriage is defined as any … Continue reading

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Do omega-3 fatty acids prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease?

Do omega-3 fatty acids prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease? A study of nearly 25,000 patients found no benefit as primary prevention (someone who does not already have the problem) of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Want more information: New England Journal … Continue reading

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Interesting nail finding

I was teaching at the residency program this week and had an interesting nail finding in a child. The girl had a rash 2 months before on her hands and feet and then all of her fingernails started peeling. She … Continue reading

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When to potty train?

As a physician of a significant pediatric population, I am often asked questions about potty training… when it goes well, it goes well. When it does not, parents think/talk about it for years. When to start potty training? More than … Continue reading

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As an academic family physician, I have taught hundreds of medical students at and resident physicians over my 20+ years of teaching. The article below is a powerful reminder of each of our vulnerabilities and what we think we are … Continue reading

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Electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes E-cigarettes are popular devices that head a liquid that becomes an aerosol or a vapor.  Are e-cigarettes healthier than smoking cigarettes? Long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are unknown.  They are not known to be healthier.  Despite this, many … Continue reading

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