Health pearls

We live in an era of maybe “too much" medical information. As most of us know, medical information and opinions can drastically change over time. 

In Health Pearls, we will try to summarize some recent scientific studies for you in the hope that the information will help you lead a more healthy life. However, we hope we won’t have to oscillate back and forth, telling you one week to stop doing what we were advising the prior week! We do not claim to be experts in all medical fields but rest assured that we do practice what we preach.

We hope all the pearls we will be gathering will help you on your journey to good health and happiness!

Thu



Challenging Family Scripts and Setting Healthy Boundaries During the Holidays
written by Emily Cook, PhD, LCMFT
on Sunday, 24th November, 2019

As a marriage and family therapist, I was asked to speak at a recent Lady Docs gathering about family interactions that play a prominent role during this holiday season.  Feel free to journal as the ...

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Diabetes, fiber and the micro biome
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Thursday, 14th November, 2019

One of the talks at the conference was “Beyond Carb Counting: Why Plant-Based Nutrition is Sweet Medicine for Insulin Resistance”. It was delivered by Dr. Michelle McMacken, a board-certified internal ...

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Food as Medicine
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Thursday, 7th November, 2019

I had the pleasure of returning to my alma mater in the Bronx - Montefiore Hospital - where I did some of my clerkships in medical school, and the majority of the clinical work during my pulmonary fellowship.  ...

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2019 National Race to End Women's Cancer
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Monday, 4th November, 2019

This morning, my husband and I and several friends met at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. for our third 5K run/walk for National Race to End Women’s Cancer, to support the Foundation for Women’s ...

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Weight Bias
written by Robyn Pashby, Ph.D.
on Monday, 14th October, 2019

If you are living with overweight or obesity, then you may have already experienced a host of weight-related consequences. No, I am not referring to the standard medical warnings you’ve heard over ...

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Cataract Surgery: Laser vs. Traditional
written by Thu Pham, M.D.
on Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

Do you need cataract surgery and are wondering if laser cataract surgery is right for you? Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed and successful surgeries performed in medicine. Of ...

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Helping Others - Tips Related to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
written by Julie Bindeman, PsyD
on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

It seems that every cause has a day, week or month to bring awareness and that we can be inundated with these messages. With that in mind, this post is about an issue that most people don’t talk much ...

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What do heart attacks, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma have in common?
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

I had the pleasure of going to the 2019 International Conference of Nutrition in Medicine sponsored by George Washington University and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. This year’s ...

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Hypertension Effect in Pre-Pregnancy Period; USPSTF Drafted Recommendation on HCV Screening; Prolonged Topical Steroid Use and Type 2 Diabetes,
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 31st August, 2019

*Hypertension in Either Partner Can Delay Pregnancy Time*  A study from China of 2,234,350 eligible couples, spanning from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016, showed that preconception hypertension ...

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Lady Docs Field trip to OASIS
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Saturday, 24th August, 2019

Always up for a day out in nature, Lady Docs gathered at OASIS farm in Gaithersburg, MD this weekend to plant and harvest over 150 pounds of produce. OASIS (Organization for Advancement of Services for ...

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