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Breaking It Down | Brian Secemsky MD

Breaking It Down

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 →
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
Until more robust research is published on the topic, it is important for both patients with suspected gluten intolerance and their physicians to focus on the established workup and evidence for these symptoms while respecting the current uncertainty regarding gluten sensitivity. Continue reading
Although a vague and often confusing title to those outside of the medical field, the position of medical intern is a vital bridge from those just completing medical school to becoming well on one's way to independently practicing medicine. Continue reading
Here are a few important and often unrecognized considerations that patients and their families should be aware of when discussing code status with their health care team. Continue reading
Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized as a transmissible pathogen for the past several decades, the controversial use of HPV vaccines has vaulted the pesky bug into eyes of the mainstream media and scientific communities alike. Continue reading
For more than a decade, the West Nile virus (WN virus or WNV) has made America its new home, infecting a multitude of unsuspecting individuals each year. With more than 1,000 documented cases and dozens of deaths reported so far this summer, Continue reading →
Last week, the United States had two reasons to celebrate. I bet you can guess one of them. (Clue: you likely had the day off for it and ate way too many hotdogs as a result of it.) The other, although briefly covered in the media, has mainly Continue reading →

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