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Medical Apps – Making Life Just That Little Bit Easier

January 27, 2013


This guest post was written by Niqui Stubbs.  Niqui is a 4th year medical student from Leeds, who in her spare time enjoys writing about make-up and fashion at her blog “Confessions of an Addict” – you can also follow Niqui on Twitter (@NiquiB_). —    So, I’ve made it to 4th year. There were […]

Time Out – Does Milk Ruin Tea Time?

September 22, 2012


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 […]

Why Doctors Don’t Know Nutrition

November 20, 2011


As I’ve alluded to in the past, the study of medicine can be overwhelming.  We’ve simply discovered too much for one person to master completely.  This is the challenge medical educators are tasked with – what’s so important that it must be allotted time in the brief 2 years of dedicated book learning doctors-to-be receive? […]

Steps to Prevent Diabetes

October 8, 2011


I recently took care of a patient who, very unfortunately, had undiagnosed type II diabetes and presented in a state known as Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) – his blood sugar on presentation was ~1,000 mg/dL.  HHNS is a very serious complication of untreated diabetes, but can happen to any type II diabetic with poor […]

Harvard Researchers Challenge Conventional Weight Loss Wisdom

July 19, 2011


As we are reminded that obesity is still a problem in America, and the USDA tries again to revise its image, it becomes more important by the day to help people learn how to stop the process of packing on those extra pounds each year.  A long-term study recently published in the New England Journal […]

May: The Month for Bone Health

May 12, 2011


April was National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month (or National Donate Life Month), and though I campaigned as best I could while studying, I didn’t have time to draft a decent post.  Fortunately, it’s not too late for me to dedicate a post to National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Osteoporosis  is a poorly understood concept […]

The Dog Days Are Over

May 6, 2011


That’s it!  Yesterday, I tamed the beast known as the USMLE Step 1 – and not a moment too soon (I’m not sure how much longer I could have kept up with the schedule I set for myself). Because my brain is fried, and so that those of you who aren’t medical students or physicians […]