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Eating Healthy While on Vacation

July 3, 2013

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This guest post was contributed by Cole Millen.  Cole is an avid traveler and foodie who never forgets that life’s best memories are made through real life apprehension of legitimate “experiences.”  Follow his blog at Cole’s Mill. How to Maintain a Healthy Diet on a Family Vacation Whether it is the call of the glorious sunshine […]

Talking About Obesity

December 27, 2012

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During my family medicine rotation, I noticed the physicians I worked with focused more time on weight management than in any other outpatient clinic I had worked in.  Recently, while on a less demanding elective, I decided to conduct my own observational study.  How often, and with what prompting, do physicians address their patients’ weight? […]

Mediku | Pincushins

October 14, 2012

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This month, I’m spending my days working with a rheumatology practice.  It’s interesting to see the kinds of things the group is consulted on in the hospital – but in the office it’s mostly NSAIDs and knee-injections, which inspired this mediku. “Doc, my joint’s in pain!” Hmm . . . stick a needle in it […]

Time Out – Does Milk Ruin Tea Time?

September 22, 2012

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For centuries, certain cultures have customarily added milk to fresh-brewed tea – but in recent years, scientists in laboratories around the world have been “hotly” debating whether this seemingly-benign practice may actually inhibit some of the already well-established health benefits of tea drinking. The topic arose recently in the oncology clinic (of all places), when […]

Time to Ditch the BMI?

June 22, 2012

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I’ve been interested in health and nutrition since I started playing high school sports.  During my 3 year stint as a personal trainer, I developed a distinct opinion of the Body Mass Index (or BMI – the most widely used anthropomorphic measurement in medicine):  it’s not a very good tool. My issue with BMI began […]

Childhood Obesity: The Elephant in the Room

March 30, 2012

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Since March is National Nutrition Month, and because I’m still on my pediatrics clerkship, I thought “What better time to write about childhood obesity?” In recent years, childhood overweight and obesity statistics have received a good deal of media attention, but this has done little to slow their rise.  Data from the National Health and […]

The Steel City

December 18, 2011

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I apologize for the lack of content recently – I was pressed for time, between finishing up my psych rotation and relocating to Pittsburgh for a family medicine clerkship. The drive wasn’t bad – in fact, I made it here from Philly in only 4 hours.  But when I decided to check out my accommodations, […]