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Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long awaited 8th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. As in prior iterations Continue reading →
It is important to stay attuned to the controversies behind these new guidelines, as they may help us better understand the limitations of dietary policy and nutritional science and thus help us better engage and educate our patients in nutrition... Continue reading
At first glance, this is compelling evidence that e-cigarettes should have an immediate place in addiction medicine. However, no studies to date have reported on the long-term impact -- good or bad -- of sustained e-cigarette use. Continue reading
At first glance, this is compelling evidence that e-cigarettes should have an immediate place in addiction medicine. However, no studies to date have reported on the long-term impact -- good or bad -- of sustained e-cigarette use. Continue reading
  Background: Hypertension is one of the most common conditions diagnosed and managed by primary care physicians around the world. Managing hypertension matters, as is it is often cited as one of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular Continue reading →
For many medical students, especially those without specific predetermined career paths, finding passion and purpose through medical education includes navigating through many maladaptive impulses that exist in the process of obtaining a medical ... Continue reading
For many medical students, especially those without specific predetermined career paths, finding passion and purpose through medical education includes navigating through many maladaptive impulses that exist in the process of obtaining a medical degree. Continue reading
Data is everywhere. But in medicine, data isn't everything. From online symptom-checking websites to web-based professional medical resources, both patients and practitioners are able to answer many of their medical questions with the click Continue reading →
Given the potential harms of prescription drugs, we must consider ways to improve this dialogue to better enhance patient safety and education in ways that also work within the time-constraints of a robust medical practice. Continue reading
Given the potential harms of prescription drugs, we must consider ways to improve this dialogue to better enhance patient safety and education in ways that also work within the time-constraints of a robust medical practice. Continue reading
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