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Over the last decade, I've read, studied, trained, and practiced my craft in the emergency department, dedicated to doing my best for each patient. I also realized that while I am a part of the medical care system, I am not actually part of a healthcare sy
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{Credit: This post was originally published on April 27, 2012 on a personal web site -- republishing with permission}   Are You Hitting “Snooze” On Your Alarm lock? I was conversing with someone this week that commented that a lot of people who are in o
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The herd is sick. This is a BIG PROBLEM. In a recent post from Dexter Shurney, President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), he shared the following statistics: 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease 4 in 10 Americans have 2 or mor
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There have been some interesting reactions to a couple of recent articles regarding misinformation and distrust, authored by Professor Timothy Caulfield here (Pseudoscience and Covid-19 ...) and here (now more than ever we must fight misinformation). All
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Social media has become a haven for “anti-’s”. “anti” is a preposition that means “opposed to; against”; for example, someone labeled as an anti-vaxxer would be opposed to vaccination. The phrase “anti-vax” has been around for quite some time, and the jarg
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{Credit: This post was originally published on June 25, 2013 on a personal web site -- republishing with permission} I’ve found myself asking this question a lot lately. Do you ever stop and ask yourself this question? And if you don’t, then WHY NOT? Oop
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I've recently been part of several threads on social media, participating in and watching people debate over what the term Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) means. It has been painful to watch at times. It has me questioning if we need to start evaluating the
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Many years ago, I was a regular with a personal trainer. I would begin my day at 5:30 in the morning, three times a week with a workout of 30 minutes of weights and 30-60 minutes of cardio. I was often doing about 3 10K runs on the treadmill every week. I
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I was living the Standard American Life, eating the standard American diet, living with the standard American diseases. I was truly fat, sick, and nearly dead and a professional dieter my entire life.   My daughter came home one day in 2012 declaring she
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{Editor: Thanks Andrew for sharing your story so that others can hear} Seventeen years ago, I missed out on an opportunity to learn. A group of us were having our blood pressure taken as part of a routine screening and I was flagged for extra monitoring.
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