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In late February, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) issued its report recommending what Americans should be eating. Dietary guidelines are issued every five years, and this is the first step toward publishing the federal government’s official guidelines later this year. The DGAC only makes recommendations. The feds can choose to take those recommendations Read More

doctor holding sample jar

I remember the first time a supervising physician suggested that I order a drug test before prescribing a controlled medicine to one of my primary care patients. I felt queasy. I started to sweat. I thought, “Did you say drug test? Seriously? I’m no cop!” I worried that my patient would be offended. A decade Read More

Pediatrician examines child

Editors’ Note: This week is Match Week, the long-awaited yearly event when graduating medical students across the country learn if they match to a residency program and, if so, where they’ve been accepted. Earlier this week, we heard from a student who matched in January. In this post, we hear from a student gripped by suspense over Read More

Surgeon Wearing Mask And Magnifying Glasses Holding Scalpel

Editors' Note: This week is Match Week, the long-awaited yearly event when graduating medical students across the country learn if they match to a residency program and, if so, where they’ve been accepted. This week we hear from two students with a different take on Match Day, held on Friday, March 20. On January 13, while Read More

Side view of mid adult doctor examining young boy's (10-11) throat

Editors’ Note:  Next week is Match Week, the anxiety-provoking yearly event when medical students across the country learn if they match to a residency program and if so, where they’ve been accepted. In this post, assistant dean for student affairs Dr. Joshua Nosanchuk reflects on how Einstein’s class of 2015 has inspired him and provides Read More

Young woman using an asthma inhaler

Here’s a young woman in my office, the third appointment of the day for me. She’s in her second trimester of pregnancy; maybe she hasn’t seen a doctor since she graduated from her own pediatrician a few years ago. She thinks of herself as healthy, and she is, except that when we start talking, it Read More