Category: public health and preventive medicine

Mammograms-who, when, and why

Mammograms-who, when, and why

breast cancer screening reminder-who needs it and when #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

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non-drug ways to get well and stay well

non-drug ways to get well and stay well

In a previous post I introduced you to Mind Over Meds by Dr. Andrew Weil . I reviewed 7 classes of medications he teaches we should use less often.  In another previous post I shared 7 drug classes I consider overused, 4 of which he discusses in his book. In this follow up post I … Continue reading non-drug ways to get well and stay well

Reconsidering vaccination- a book review

Reconsidering vaccination- a book review

In 1961,  my mother and I went to my school on a Sunday afternoon to receive the newly released oral polio vaccine. She along with other parents eagerly sought a way to prevent a dreaded disease that had the potential to cripple or even kill their children. In medical school I learned about diphtheria, a … Continue reading Reconsidering vaccination- a book review

Working Stiff -a book review to remember 9/11

Working Stiff -a book review to remember 9/11

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and The Making of a Medical Examiner, by Judy Melinek, M.D.and T.J. Mitchell Genre and topics- non-fiction, memoir, history, medical, marriage, parenting, physicians, New York City, September 11, 2001 The author, Judy Melinek, M.D., wrote this  account of her training as a forensic pathologist, a physician specialist who investigates … Continue reading Working Stiff -a book review to remember 9/11