When we started our Lady Docs Corner Cafe website last year, I planned to have many discussions on issues related to mental illness. We did not, however, keep up with this promise and did not venture into this aspect of medicine too much. During this time, I went to a lecture organized by Sidwell Friends for high…

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Quit Smoking!  How to Increase Your Chances of Success While traveling to three large cities in China, I noticed there were many more smokers than in the United States.  Mostly men seemed to light up cigarettes everywhere, even in the supposedly nonsmoking areas of the hotel.  This year, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon…

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I thought the last three weeks were horrendous at work.  I had little time to exercise except for the weekends that I was not on call.  I skipped lunch many times at the office.  Instead, my assistant Roxanne and I would have a bite of a snack on and off while entering our patients’ data…

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*  1.  Prophylactic Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV High Risk  Population – New Guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO)* **In the newly released Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations, WHO strongly recommended for the HIV high risk groups to take antiretroviral medication such as Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis…

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From Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes For the Single Cook by Joe Yonan As ginger lovers looking for a new recipe to use our freshly picked blueberries, this was perfect! Ginger adds a slightly spicy, pungent taste, which I love. It does need to be fresh ginger, not the dried ground type. The mint completes…

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I often wonder who declares these reasons for celebration, but in any case, July is the peak of blueberry harvesting. These berries are one of the few fruits that are native to North America, where they grow from May through October. Get them fresh off the plant if you can. In this area, just outside…

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A few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to participate in a Hockey Moms hockey program. Believe it or not, there were no criteria for inclusion. I gave it some thought, and though I have only ever skated on figure skates (a long time ago I might add) and I’m not really a…

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It is mentally and physically difficult to get conditioned after a prolonged break from exercise. Your body feels foreign in that it is more weak, tired and slow than you remember it being. Your mind is baffled by how weak, tired and slow your body is.  You kind of just want to sit on a…

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Loud snoring isn’t just a nuisance, it can be a significant health issue. About half the time, it predicts the presence of sleep apnea, in which the snorer stops breathing for a short period, many times per hour. As the muscles in the back of the throat relax during the night, they collapse and impede…

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