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  • Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day, my favorite new holiday, is a simple but profound celebration of something all humans share – we become the food we eat. The first annual Food Day (foodday.org), debuts October 24, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit group that has led successful fights for food labeling, better […]

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  • Healthcare Issues

    Healthcare Issues

    Perspectives from living many places in a few short years – Part 3: A few healthcare issues I have noticed Living the life of a nomad for the past three years has exposed me to several healthcare issues around the US.  Here are two issues I discovered.

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  • Doing Nothing Option

    Doing Nothing Option

    Perspectives of a doctor becoming a patient – Part 2 – Doing nothing option One day, when I was 27 years old, suddenly, out of the blue, I noticed a breast lump.

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  • Fog of Denial

    Fog of Denial

    Perspectives of a doctor becoming a patient – Part 1 One day, when I was 27 years old, suddenly, out of the blue, I noticed a breast lump.  Since I am a doctor, my initial reaction was to wait a few weeks to see if it changed with my menstrual cycle.  It was pretty easy […]

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  • Exercise and Various Cities in the US

    Exercise and Various Cities in the US

    Part 2: Exercise and various cities in the US Living in lots of cities recently has made me aware of the fact that the amount of exercise I get depends on where I live.  In LA, walking is out of the question unless you are walking inside a mall. 

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  • Health and Diet and Various Cities in North America

    Health and Diet and Various Cities in North America

    For my medical training, over the past 3 years I’ve lived in 6 cities.  Now as I plan to live in Palo Alto for the next 2 years and have time to reflect, I realize this travel has shaped a simple opinion in my mind: health is linked to environment. 

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  • A Chemical Safety Net for Our Kids

    A Chemical Safety Net for Our Kids

    Many parents assume that our current government regulations do a pretty good job of protecting our children from exposures to unhealthy chemicals – not realizing that the current law from the 1970’s is now as ridiculous and out-of-date as a polyester leisure suit. Of the more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals now on the market in […]

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  • Take Charge of Ear Infections or Asthma - Or Your Own Health

    Take Charge of Ear Infections or Asthma – Or Your Own Health

    Get in on the free beta launch of KEAS, a new online service that provides step-by-step Care Plans to help you understand diagnoses and lab results, set health goals, and do what it takes to achieve your goals. I’m excited to be one of the founding experts, providing Care Plans on asthma and ear infections.

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  • Excerpt #5: Women's Health for Life: Women's Health Lists for Women in Your 30's

    Excerpt #5: Women’s Health for Life: Women’s Health Lists for Women in Your 30′s

    The following is part five of a five-part excerpt of the new book, Women’s Health for Life (DK 2009).  Women’s Health for Life is a unique compilation of women’s health information, designed to help women optimize their health, well-being, and quality of life. 

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  • Excerpt #4: Women's Health for Life: Your 30's--Fertility and sexual health

    Excerpt #4: Women’s Health for Life: Your 30′s–Fertility and sexual health

    The following is part four of a five-part excerpt of the new book, Women’s Health for Life (DK 2009).  Women’s Health for Life is a unique compilation of women’s health information, designed to help women optimize their health, well-being, and quality of life. 

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