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Patients are either grateful or mildly amused when they see me writing in paper charts. Prompted by a few articles I read this weekend, I decided to share my thoughts with you about electronic health records or medical records (EHRs or EMRs). The idea behind computerized records was that multiple doctors taking care of a…

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May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Teen pregnancy and births in the U.S. have reached historic lows, so it might be tempting for parents, healthcare providers, community leaders and others to think, “problem solved!” and move on to another really important teen issue. But here is the reality: Approximately 625,000 teen pregnancies still occur…

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1.  Gardasil 9 Vaccine: Potential 80% Reduction in Cervical Cancer A study conducted by the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) reported a potential 80% risk reduction in cervical cancer among children 11-12 years old who received the 9-valent human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.  The results were reported…

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Most articles you read about healthy nutrition mention the benefits of eating a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, with some low-fat dairy, and healthy fats, particularly those contained in nuts. Often, foods rich in whole grains will keep you feeling fuller longer.  So, indirectly, increasing your whole grains may help you…

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A LEGACY OF TOUCHING LIVES Readers of the LadyDocsCornerCafe have been blessed with a website on fitness, health and nutrition created BY women focused MOSTLY, but not entirely, on women. We also credit all the people in our lives who motivate and inspire us. Sometimes that includes a man. One such man, whose name I’ll…

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Motherhood is a rewarding choice for many of us.  Motherhood, however, can be challenging, as a bulk of our adult life is spent taking care of our children instead of ourselves, a selfless act.  Children, as you know, do not stay sweet and fun all the time.  As they reach their teenage years, the yearning…

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Last week, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated recommendations for breast cancer screening. In the name of being more transparent, there is time now for the public to comment. I thought I’d take this opportunity to point out the difficulties encountered in formulating these guidelines, and making it clear who they apply to…

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