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

Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain by David Buchholz, M.D.

October 25, 2014

Have you ever had such a terrible headache that you had to lie down? Are you one of the millions of people that suffer from headaches that affect your work, play, life? Then this book has many insights and a plan to alleviate that suffering. Dr. Buchholz was the Director of the Neurological Consultation Clinic at the Johns Hopkins…

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The Caregivers: A Support Group’s Stories of Slow Loss, Courage and Love by Nell Lake

September 27, 2014

The unsung heroes of our society often labor without recognition, and outsiders may wonder how they cope. This book chronicles the grief process of a small group of caregivers who find assistance in a hospital support group in Boston. The author follows the lives of 8 people who give significant care to a parent, spouse or family…

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Quit Smoking! How To Increase Your Chances of Success

July 24, 2014

Quit Smoking!  How to Increase Your Chances of Success While traveling to three large cities in China, I noticed there were many more smokers than in the United States.  Mostly men seemed to light up cigarettes everywhere, even in the supposedly nonsmoking areas of the hotel.  This year, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon…

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How to Take the “Lag” out of Jet Lag

July 5, 2014

Have you ever suffered from jet lag?  It can be miserable—sleepless nights and severe fatigue during daytime hours when you are supposed to be wide eyed and ready to take on the world.  It is especially difficult if you work overseas frequently.  Having just returned from a trip to Asia myself, I offer these tips…

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Menopause 2014: An Update from the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting 2014

June 2, 2014

Although the existence of “Andropause” is very controversial in the medical community, there is no doubt that every woman goes through menopause, whether surgically induced or as a natural consequence of aging.  In the United States, the average age of menopause is 51 years of age.  So to balance out my last article on Andropause,…

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Andropause: Truth, Fiction, or Both? A lecture from the American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Meeting 2014

May 13, 2014

Much controversy surrounds the concept of a possible male menopause.  Dr. Kristen Gill Hairston, an associate professor in endocrinology from Wake Forest School of Medicine gave an excellent summary of the symptoms of low testosterone, medical evaluation and possible treatments at the ACP (American College of Physicians) annual meeting.  She cautions that only patients who…

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What’s New in the Brain: Update in Neurology from the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting 2014

April 18, 2014

Last week I had the privilege of attending the ACP Annual Meeting where 10,000 internists from the United States and the international community meet to attend talks on the state of the latest in the field.  Dr. Martin A. Samuels, the Chairman of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, summarized some the major findings in Neurology…

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All Joy No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting by Jennifer Senior Published by Harper Collins, 2014

March 28, 2014

Have you ever wondered what influence children have on parents? Every book I have read about parenting was always about how to be a better parent and how to influence children for the better. This book illustrates many of the effects that children have on parents through each stage of life. It discusses research on the parent-child relationship…

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All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting by Jennifer Senior Published by Harper Collins, 2014

March 28, 2014

Have you ever wondered what influence children have on parents?  Every book I have read about parenting was always about how to be a better parent and how to influence children for the better.  This book illustrates many of the effects that children have on parents through each stage of life.  It discusses research on…

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“How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character” by Paul Tough

March 3, 2014

Why do some children escape a difficult childhood and become successful adults? Why do others end up in prison or stuck in a cycle of poverty? This fascinating book summarizes stories of children growing up in diverse socioeconomic situations, explores research on factors leading to success and failure academically and in life. As a follow up to my…

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