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The summer is ending soon and students in our area have begun to be back to school.  Last Sunday, in The New York Times, I read “The Summer that Never Was” from Tim Kreider and, like him, I felt a subtle sense of melancholy.  There are so many places in the world to explore, yet so little…

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*Osteoporosis Prevalence in Women and Men: News from the CDC* Using data from National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES), collected from 2005-2010, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) reported that 16.2% adults at 65 years and older have osteoporosis.  The condition is more widespread in women (24.8%) than men (5.6%).  The age-adjusted prevalence (or…

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A response to Dr. Tran’s latest blog related one person’s lifelong struggle with obesity, but represented the voice of many.  The story struck a nerve with many of our docs, either because of their personal journeys or those of their patients.  It prompted further discussion within our group and those comments are excerpted below. As…

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Are you one of the women who tend to get anxious every time you go for your physical exam?  Do you hold your breath while the nurse is adjusting the scale to register your weight?  Do you get upset when you ask for your weight last year and she informs you that you have gained…

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New Orleans is a “foodie” city for sure.  Fresh seafood, ripe ingredients, fragrant spices and cultural diversity add to the distinct properties of its culinary uniqueness.  Having studied topics in culinary medicine and taken cooking classes at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, which is part of the Tulane School of Medicine,  I understood the initiative for exploring the…

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There’s new positive information on vaccine development, following the largest recorded outbreak of Ebola. Since last year, there have been 17,000 total cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) and 11,000 deaths, most of which were in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since Liberia was declared free of the virus in March (after 42 days, or two…

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