The Day the Diabetes Sirens Cried Wolf

The Day the Diabetes Sirens Cried Wolf, a look at our Desensitization to Prediabetes

Growing Desensitization to Prediabetes When I think of desensitization, I think of allergies. I picture a child who is administered a gradually increasing dose of a substance he is allergic to, much in the same way allergy shots are given. Slowly, the child’s body learns to become less reactive to the exposure. He grows less […]

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Collaborating Over Lipstick

Collaborating over lipstick, a story on the patient-physician collaboration

I was asked to give a talk recently, in front of a large crowd of female entrepreneurs. The topic was ‘collaboration’. When I sat down to put my thoughts in order, I asked myself how collaboration fits into my day-to-day affairs, and the first thing that popped into my head was the one you’d probably […]

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6 Ways to Reduce UTI Symptoms

6 Ways to Reduce UTI symptoms

Below are 5 ways to reduce symptoms of a UTI, or urinary tract infection. Bear in mind, neither of these will treat an infection, just help to relieve the symptoms. Hydrate aggressively. I enjoy saying this because it holds true for most infections. Not because it’s poetic but because it’s so, so true. Water is […]

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What is a Calcium Score? A Cardiologist’s Take

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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*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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