What is a Calcium Score? A Cardiologist Answers (Guest Post)

Importance of Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death in western society, accounting for 1 in 3 deaths in the U.S. alone. One in every six healthcare dollars is spent on cardiovascular disease through expensive diagnostic testing, medications, procedures and surgeries, such as coronary artery stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting […]

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My Social Media Cleanse

My Social Media Cleanse

Hear my out on this one. The word ‘cleanse’ normally elicits a reflexive reaction on my part, being a medical doctor and having encountered some fascinating ways in which people clean themselves out (I’ll spare inserting an exhibit A and B at this point because I think we’ve all come across some ridiculous cleanses). But […]

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*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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