How often have we given this advice to our patients? Fruits and vegetables offer our patients a wholesome low calorie source of color, flavor, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. So we tell them to eat apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, and peaches and we think we are doing a great service to our patients. The problem is Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Let the teens sleep!
For those of us who have ever raised teenagers and tried to wake them in the morning, you might be interested in a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP has recognized that insufficient sleep in adolescents can affect Continue reading
Genuinely useful research
Two articles published this past year have shone a light on the management of osteoarthritis and meniscal tears of the knee.
One, by Sihvonen R et.al. in the NEJM, examined 146 patient who were diagnosed Continue reading
Doctor, what diet should I try?
Several years ago, Gary Taubes published an article in the New York Times (“What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie”) in which he accused the American medical establishment of being “the cause of the rampaging epidemic of obesity in America.” Ouch. Continue reading