October Health News 1.  Primary Care Utilization and Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2013; 159(7):  437-445. Senior citizens who see a primary care physician more often (5-10 visits over an 11 year period versus 0-1 visits during the same period) are less likely to develop colorectal cancer and less likely…

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I’m at a national pulmonary meeting in Chicago. I know you don’t want the details of the lectures I’ve been to for the past 4 days, but there is one talk you would have enjoyed. Each year, for the opening session, a non-medical person is invited who can energize the attendees and provide some inspiration.…

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Thu had just posted a great recipe for caramelized cauliflower from a beautiful cookbook, The New Jewish Table, by Todd Gray, notable chef of Equinox restaurant in Washington, DC – right in our backyard – when I received an unbelievable invitation from the Corcoran Museum. Todd Gray would be preparing his usual brunch one Sunday…

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Please check out our articles that were posted during our recent technical difficulties. There’s Thu’s beautiful tribute to her mom on what would have been her 80th birthday. She reflected on the memories of cooking with her mother, and how wonderful it is to have her 90 year-old father still writing sentimental poems paired with music and…

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We’ve already discussed the importance of protein in the diet, so now we’ll move on to fats — they are energy-rich, supplying 9 calories per gram of fat. A common misconception is that eating excess fat will add fat to your belly or hips. Well, actually, that is true – but it’s true that excess…

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Today is a very important day for my family.  My mother would have turned 80.  She would have had a big birthday party with most of her children and grandchildren getting together to celebrate it with her.  Instead, we took my father and two brothers and their families to dinner tonight to think of our…

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