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Angelina Jolie and Risk Reduction Surgery
You may remember the story of Angelina Jolie's decision to have her breasts removed as she was a very high risk for breast cancer. Now, she's undergone further surgery to remove her tubes and ovaries. From the NY Times: “Prophylactic removal of ovaries and ...
You may remember the story of Angelina Jolie's decision to have her breasts removed as she was a very high risk for breast cancer. Now, she's undergone further surgery to remove her tubes and ovaries. From the NY Times: “Pro...
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD penned a controversial opinion piece for The Atlantic on why he would hope to die at 75. This piece created a firestorm of pushback, including a resolution at the recent interim AMA meeting by MSSNY's own Greg Pinto, MD to rebuke Dr...
Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD penned a controversial opinion piece for The Atlantic on why he would hope to die at 75. This piece created a firestorm of pushback, including a resolution at the recent interim AMA meeting by MSSNY'...
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3D Trumps 2D For Localizing IUD's
In the August issue of OBG Management, NYU's Dr.Steven R. Goldstein penned an article suggesting that we stop relying on the standard 2D ultrasound for localizing an IUD. The reason: that 3D or volume ultrasound allows visualization of planes, specifically ...
In the August issue of OBG Management, NYU's Dr.Steven R. Goldstein penned an article suggesting that we stop relying on the standard 2D ultrasound for localizing an IUD. The reason: that 3D or volume ultrasound allows visual...
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Vitamin D: Shedding Some Light on Infertility
I've posted on the present epidemic of low vitamin D previously. Now we find yet another association of low levels of Vitamin D - Infetility. Publishing in the European Journal of Endocrinology, researchers Elizabeth Lerchbaum and Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch ...
I've posted on the present epidemic of low vitamin D previously. Now we find yet another association of low levels of Vitamin D - Infetility. Publishing in the European Journal of Endocrinology, researchers Elizabeth Lerchba...
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Vitamin D Is More Than Just Bones
Since someone close to me was recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus aka Lupus aka SLE, I started thinking about the effect that being told to avoid the sun might have on both vitamin D levels and the impact on lupus. Since the root cause of m...
Since someone close to me was recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus aka Lupus aka SLE, I started thinking about the effect that being told to avoid the sun might have on both vitamin D levels and the impact on ...
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Pelvic Exam for the 21st Century
The American College of Physicians (ACP) certainly stirred up a hornets' nest with their pronouncement on the value of pelvic exams. ...“Routine pelvic examination has not been shown to benefit asymptomatic, average risk, non-pregnant women. It rarely detec...
The American College of Physicians (ACP) certainly stirred up a hornets' nest with their pronouncement on the value of pelvic exams. ...“Routine pelvic examination has not been shown to benefit asymptomatic, average risk, no...
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Nice Work If You Can Get It
To Commemorate NY's Silver Debacle, I've played with the lyrics to a Dire Straits Classic. $$$ Por NADA Look at them yo yo's - that's the way you do it
Legislators in the L.O.B.
That ain't working - that's the way you do it
Money for nothing and your trips ...
To Commemorate NY's Silver Debacle, I've played with the lyrics to a Dire Straits Classic. $$$ Por NADA Look at them yo yo's - that's the way you do it Legislators in the L.O.B. That ain't working - that's the way you do it M...
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Ebola: Don't Believe The Hype
There's a lot of news about Ebola lately.
It's tough to separate concern from hyperbole.

The Medical Society of the State of New York has provided this presentation by Dr. William Valenti, an Infectious Disease specialist, on Ebola. This was originally a w...
There's a lot of news about Ebola lately. It's tough to separate concern from hyperbole. The Medical Society of the State of New York has provided this presentation by Dr. William Valenti, an Infectious Disease specialist, on...
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Shameless Self-Promotion
Many patients, colleagues, friends and family have all asked me who's the most qualified to perform Ob-Gyn ultrasounds. So here is my unvarnished and completely biased opinion. An ultrasound study can be performed by either a sonographer or a sonologist (a ...
Many patients, colleagues, friends and family have all asked me who's the most qualified to perform Ob-Gyn ultrasounds. So here is my unvarnished and completely biased opinion. An ultrasound study can be performed by either a...
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Screening Guidelines And Ageism
Most of the controversy surrounding mammography involves when to start screening - 35? 40? 50? However, the US Preventative Services Task Force has also suggested that the evidence for continued screening after age 75 is lacking. Now there may be some evide...
Most of the controversy surrounding mammography involves when to start screening - 35? 40? 50? However, the US Preventative Services Task Force has also suggested that the evidence for continued screening after age 75 is lac...
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Now that ACP has questioned the value of the pelvic exam, what's next?
The American College of Physicians (ACP) certainly stirred up a hornets' nest with their pronouncement on the value of pelvic exams. ...“Routine pelvic examination has not been shown to benefit asymptomatic, average risk, no...
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Where's Waldo?
We've all seen Waldo, the guy with the striped shirt and matching cap. Seems pretty easy to spot, right? But what if Waldo is in a large, busy crowd - is he still easy to spot? Sometimes, an early pregnancy is harder to spot than Waldo. Because pregnancy te...
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