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Ben Martin: COVID-19 and Philip Roth’s Nemesis

The practice of medicine demands answers, yet to practice medicine in the United States is an invitation […] to be swallowed by suffering that eludes meaning.

March 18, 2020 · 4 Comments

Abby Zimet: This Is About Shining Resiliency

Here is a dazzling group of black students from Tulane University School of Medicine in front of former slave quarters at Louisiana’s Whitney Plantation museum – proof of improbable distances traveled and what Russell Ledet calls a heart-lifting “collective vision for the future.”

January 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daniel Becker: The Rhyme and Reason of Uncertainty and Doubt

Wallace Stevens taught us there are 13 ways to see a blackbird. Actually, there are more than 13 ways. Just the other day my wife mentioned that blackbirds mourn their dead.

April 27, 2019 · 4 Comments

Video: Physicians May Be Missing Their Most Important Tool

The leading causes of death in Western cultures — heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and auto-immune diseases — are caused by diet, and yet dietary recommendations for patients do not take … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Lifestyle Medicine

Using pre-diabetic treatment as an example, Dr. Michael Greger talks about the huge gap between what the research shows on the efficacy of using diet, exercise, and stress reduction in … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: 4 Things To Help Prevent Most Disease

Though I was trained as a general practitioner, my chosen specialty is lifestyle medicine. Most of the reasons we go see our doctors are for diseases that could have been … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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