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Politicians Playing Doctor

Recently the British baby Charlie Gard has been in the news. Unfortunately he was born with a rare disorder called Infantile Onset Encephalomyopathic Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome. The parents of the 11-month-old boy have been in a court battle with … Continue reading

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Exploring Cuba – Part 2

In my prior post, I discussed a trip I made to Cuba in December. In this second part I will focus on some medical aspects. When my patients ask about foreign travel where there may be health concerns, I usually … Continue reading

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Remote Globe Puppy

The New York times just ran a story about how Mongolia uses a system for their mail where each address consists of three words. A clever British start-up company What3Words divided a map of the world into 57 trillion pieces, … Continue reading

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Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

  I recently attended the 11th Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives Conference put on by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America. It was a literally delicious combination of lectures from physicians, dieticians,  chefs, and others. … Continue reading

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Humor Down Under

Bathroom doors at Kawarau Bridge, the first commercial bungee jump in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Mystery Photo

I’ve been slow to write because I recently returned from a vacation to France. Above is something I saw there. I’ll leave it to my readers to guess what this is, and where it came from.

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Health in China

The Chinese are less concerned about safety than American. We worry about health risks, perhaps obsessively at times, but from my perspective it’s less of a concern to them. As I wrote, I thoroughly enjoyed a recent trip to China, … Continue reading

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PhRMA Two-Step Dance

As part of my practice I conduct research studies for pharmaceutical companies. In order to get medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration, companies need to do studies to prove the medications are safe and effective. Studies are often … Continue reading

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A Vacation to China

Last November I went on vacation to China. In a subsequent post, I’ll write about health issues in China, but for now I’ll just talk about the trip for those interested. Why China, you might ask? Well I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Cruise Health

As I wrote about last time, I attended the ACP Internal Medicine 2012 meeting in New Orleans. Afterwards my wife and I took a cruise on the Carnival Conquest ship that left from New Orleans and stopped at the ports … Continue reading

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