Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

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

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, Published by Corcovado, 2016

July 6, 2016

My good friend from medical school forwarded me an article called Before I Go published in the Spring 2015 Stanford Medicine magazine. It was written so beautifully by a young neurosurgeon that it made…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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