*Ask the Expert*- Pediatric GI

Director of the Celiac Program, pediatrician Michele J. Alkalay, answers your GI questions

A pediatric gastroenterology expert weighs in on your questions for this month’s ‘Ask the Expert’ segment. Remember to look out for these segments across social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to send in your own questions. Is it sufficient at this day and age to diagnose celiac disease with just the antibodies and without an […]

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I am Chia Pet- Hear Me Roar!

A look back at a dcoctor's grade school days and the power of words.

I’ve always been fascinated by words. Words hold such power- enough to move even the bravest among us to tears. They can put a smile on your face and even make your entire day instantaneously better. Why do they affect us so much? They are, after all, made up of a few simple letters, strung […]

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Bossy Saves Lives (A Guest Post)

Sasha Shillcut, MD, guest blogger speaking about how being bossy is not always a bad thing. In fact, it sometimes saves lives.

Since I was a little girl, I have been called a lot of things. Sensitive. Funny. Strong-willed. Outgoing. Take-charge. Friendly. Bossy. Focused. And my favorite: domineering. I’ve always been a direct person. I’m an extrovert, which means I walk into a room and I am energized by the people around me. I am also a […]

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The Lady who Lost-It-In-The-Storitis

I had the pleasure of meeting the lady who lost-it-in-the-storitis earlier this year, and, I tell you, it was quite a memorable experience. Doozy comes to mind, when I search through the lexicon of slang terms that flow through my synapses, as I recall that moment from a few months back. I still remember bits […]

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All Rolled Up, With Nowhere to Go

Rolled ice cream from ICE, a fantastic treat in NYC

In a little shop, so small it’s almost hidden from view as you walk down MacDougal in the Village, stands an ice cream shop, so cool and fun that I’ve often daydreamed about its ice cream scrolls. I say this because they literally look like the scrolls of an ancient book. Except it’s actually scrumptious, sweet ice cream. […]

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34 Days of Ruby Slippers

34 Days of Ruby Slippers: Looking down at our own reminder of home, sweet home

The month of June marks both the birth and death of actress Judy Garland, who is the legendary actress behind The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy. When I think of this classic movie, I picture the tornado scene, the Munchkins and their yellow brick road, the four quirky friends Dorothy meets along the way, and the very loud […]

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We’re All on One Side of a Door

I hear her behind the door. I need a moment to prepare. I look down, to make sure all is in place. We’re going to have to talk about the weight issue. I really don’t want to. Not right now. *Breathe in, Breathe out*  Will I need to bring up the cigarettes? I may. Oh God, […]

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