Tag Archives: Food and Drug Administration

How the Grinch Stole Medicine

When I was young, I often heard my elders say, ‘there ain’t no free lunch.’ It wasn’t until becoming a medical intern and resident that I discovered not only are some lunches free, but also dinners, books, bags, shirts and even trips to wonderful resorts and hotels. That is if you didn’t mind having them […]

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Alphabet Soup

So many letters, so little time. At least that’s what I thought when I read the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) new report on dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D. For the last three years, reports and studies began to surface indicating that most Americans were deficient in vitamin D. Experts attributed this deficiency to […]

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