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Recent approval of marijuana for medical use has brought up more questions than it has answered. The main conundrum is how this substance can be legal in various states – in 29 for medical use and in 7 for recreational use – but still be illegal in the eyes of the federal government. How does…

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It is a beautiful weekend in the Washington area and all around the country. A group of friends from our Lady Docs circle and I decided months ago that we would spend a weekend together in a little town in the horse country of Virginia as our first gathering for 2018. Similar to January 20th of last year,…

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Thanks to Dr. Nathan for bringing our attention to an article in the New York Times on 1/5/2018 titled, “How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience,” by Lisa Pryor, a medical doctor and author of “A Small Book About Drugs.” It might lend some insight into the struggles we physicians have with saying yes or no…

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Do you have family members of college age? In recent years, there have been quite a few mumps outbreaks on college campuses and military compound.  From the end of July through September 2017, there were 26 cases of mumps reported in 140 military recruits from a military compound in Switzerland.  Vaccinations against measles, mumps and…

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