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Wanted: Local Medical Experts/Champions to Prevent Gun Violence

In response to the current, horrific US public health crisis—an epidemic of gun violence due primarily to handguns—physician leaders are calling upon health care professionals to become involved in solutions, in both their medical and community lives.1, 2, 3 A lack of knowledge about guns and gun violence is cited by some (personal communication, Michael R. Weiss, www.mikethegunguy.com)4 as an […]

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Parental Leave in Graduate Medical Education: Recommendations for Reform

Becoming a new parent during residency or fellowship training is challenging and may adversely affect attainment of professional goals or even guide career specialty choice based on perceived work–life balance.1 The increase of female medical students in US medical schools to approximately 50% of graduates parallels the increase in pregnancies among females during graduate medical education […]

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Cardiologists Receive Little Nutrition Education in Med School (video)

Writing in the American Journal of Medicine, Devries et al reported that “a large proportion of cardiovascular specialists have received minimal medical education and training in nutrition, and current trainees continue to experience significant education and training gaps.” In the video, AJM Editor-in-Chief Joseph S. Alpert, MD, suggests that nutrition education might be more important […]

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The United State of Medicine: Healing Identity Confusion

Having uniquely evolved the ability to communicate via speech, humans developed communally shared sounds, which collectively comprise language to represent objects as well as abstract ideas. Although these shared sounds are meant to convey shared meanings, the continuous process of history often changes how those meanings are interpreted and sometimes invalidates the original purpose. For […]

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Global mortality rates in males due to cardiovascular disease; originally published jointly by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the World Heart Federation and World Stroke Organization in 2011 as part of the Global Atlas On Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control; permission granted by World Heart Federation, November 14, 2017 and World Health Organization, November 23, 2017 (Permission access number 243602).

The Deficit of Nutrition Education of Physicians

Globally, death rates from cardiovascular disease are increasing, rising 41% between 1990 and 2013, and are often attributed, at least in part, to poor diet quality. With urbanization, economic development, and mass marketing, global dietary patterns have become more Westernized to include more sugar-sweetened beverages, highly processed foods, animal-based foods, and fewer fruits and vegetables, […]

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Denying International Medical Graduates Entry to the United States: A Loss at Both Ends

A resident colleague of ours at the Cleveland Clinic was recently deported soon after entering the United States. This was in conjunction with the executive orders at that time that barred individuals from selected countries to enter the United States, whereas suggesting “extreme vetting” for the others. She had traveled to spend vacation time with […]

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