Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Linda Yau, M.D., F.A.C.P.

How To Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Henry Holt and Company, 2015

March 9, 2016

In the introduction to this book, the author remembers that “by the time I stepped down as dean at Stanford in 2012 I had interacted not only with a tremendous number of parents but with students who seemed increasingly reliant upon their parents in ways that felt, simply, off.” “Helicopter parenting” , “invasive parenting”, and…

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It is All a Matter of Detection

February 3, 2016

I recently heard a very scary story from my friend.  Her father had called her at work saying he was not feeling well, and that an alarm was loudly blaring in the background.  She made out the mechanical sounding words, “Carbon monoxide” by the alarm system.  Immediately she told her father to open the windows…

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Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Dr. Henry Marsh, published by St. Martin’s Press, 2014

October 12, 2015

In the Acknowledgements section of this book, British neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Marsh starts with this sentiment: “I hope that my patients and colleagues will forgive me for writing this book.” Why would this be? As a physician, I found his many stories of serious illness, tragic consequences of surgery, and ethical dilemmas profound and not unlike many…

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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin

August 16, 2015

Did you know that checking your email multiple times a day drains your brain of power and ability to make proper decisions? In fact, just knowing you have an email waiting for you lowers your IQ by 10 points. In this fascinating book full of scientific facts on the neural networks and processing in the brain, Dr.…

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Take the Sting Out of Bee Stings!

July 12, 2015

Bees and I do not get along.  A playmate in my first grade class in Corvallis, Oregon stumbled upon a yellow jacket nest, so one of my earliest memories is standing in a classroom of screaming children while bees swarmed the room.  While pregnant with my first child and taking the Internal Medicine Board Examination,…

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The Mediterranean Diet : Delicious Food Prescriptions for Transforming Disease and Illness Workshop: Lecture, Booksigning, Cooking Demo and Lunch with Chef Amy Riolo

April 15, 2015

Lady Docs had the opportunity to host a lunch where health care professionals could learn more to advise patients on eating a Mediterranean Diet to improve longevity, quality of life and prevention of disease.  We were privileged to host internationally known speaker and author Chef Amy Riolo who lectured on the scientific research done on…

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte

March 24, 2015

It seems that many of us in modern U.S. life feel overrun, overwhelmed and constantly pressed for time. But did you know that the average American man has 40 plus hours of leisure time a week? And the average American woman has 30 hours of leisure time a week? This book delves into many factors that explain…

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Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s

January 22, 2015

Imagine writing down the most difficult and depressing moments of your life, researching the topics associated with those moments, and then publishing them into a book for everyone to read. Then imagine that you are already a well known broadcast journalist who is married to a prominent physician who heads the hematology/oncology division of the National…

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Caribbean Travelers: Bring Your DEET!

December 21, 2014

Are you headed to warmer weather for the holiday break?  In addition to bringing sunscreen and your bathing suit, do not forget to pack mosquito repellant if you are venturing to the Caribbean islands.  One year ago, the first cases of Chikungunya, a viral illness that causes severe joint pains and fever, were detected in…

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Apologies for recent technical difficulties

November 2, 2014

We had some technical difficulties this week.  In case you missed the latest posts, we had one about Headaches and one about the Sisterhood of the Lady Docs.  Last Saturday, Linda posted a review on a Hopkins neurologist, Dr. David Buchholz’s  Heal Your Headaches:  The 1-2-3 Approach to Taking Charge of Your Pain.  The next day,…

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