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

The Emperor of all Maladies – A Biography of Cancer

June 21, 2013

  The Emperor of All Maladies by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee The year was 1994. The scene was the Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology ward. I was on call for the 2nd week as an intern accepting admissions to the Solid Tumor Service. The fellow in Oncology asked me to journey to the dark basement where the Emergency…

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To Take or Not to Take: Supplements?

May 28, 2013

“So tell me what kind of medicines you are taking?” I looked at my patient across the desk while she pulled out a long list. “Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, multivitamin, Zinc, Acai Berry, Coenzyme Q10, fish oil, Selenium, flaxseed, calcium, ginseng, rhubarb…” She proceeded to pull up multiple bottles that soon filled the…

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