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Holiday Buffet

In honor of our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, this blog is a buffet of topics I've collected over the past few months. And as we close this rancorous election season, let's peacefully reach across the table and settle the debate of what pie to serve: the...

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Another Sleepless Night

As a mother of two young children, the quest for a good night’s sleep at times seems elusive. Thankfully, for the majority of my life I've had little difficulty getting a good night’s rest. Aside from occasional times when I was worried about an exam, I would easily...

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We’re Not Always Right

I heard an uplifting story the other day on the radio. It was an interview with the current head of NASA, Charles Bolden, who shared his experience as a youth trying to gain entrance to the Naval Academy. Mr. Bolden dreamed of becoming an astronaut, which for a black...

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Year in Review

It's time once again for Baskin Clinic's annual Medical Year in Review, where we bring you developments in medicine and science that have either escaped the popular press, or deserve deeper scrutiny than most sound-bite shows offer. You'll notice a number of topics...

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On Prilosec or similar med? Ask your doc if ok to stop. Long-term use can have neg effects, incl premature death… t.co/T727tjhf1m

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Following the blood pressure-lowering, or DASH, diet may also help lower your risk of developing gout.… t.co/OVtc5tZfxM

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Moderate alcohol consumption (>7/week) leads to negative structural brain changes. Consider reducing your intake.… t.co/B7qzMFB4yM