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Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight

3:00 PM EST. While a few extra pounds doesn't up death risk, weight around the middle does, study contends By Steven Reinberg
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JOURNAL UPDATE

Cytomegalovirus May Up Risk of Diabetes, CVD in Some Women

8:00 PM EST. Conversely, for women with extreme obesity, CMV may offer protection against CVD, DM

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

January 2017 Briefing - Family Practice

February 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarEbola Outbreak Highlights Struggle for Science in Africa and Inequalities in Global Health Research

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.. This article was first published on The Huffington Post by Dr. Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. Republished on Doctors Lounge with permission.

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarAutomated blood-cell analyzers. Can you count on them to count well?

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

For a non-hematologist like me, what was striking at the very outset while beginning to learn about cell counting, was the remarkable way in which techniques of cell counting (hematology)  and particle counting (physics)  have complemented and contributed to each other. It is indeed interesting…

Debbie Miller, RN's avatarPregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines in the US - a Historical Overview

Author: Debbie Miller, RN. Prior to the introduction of the medical community in the natural birth process, any maternal recommendations and guidelines were passed from mother to daughter or through lay midwives, herbal and folk practitioners. Childbirth, though risky, was not considered pathological and the majority did not receive…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Dysphagia

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

Dysphagia is the nonpainful difficulty in swallowing. It is most probably experienced at the same level as the lesion or above it.

DISCUSSION

Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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