Amid season’s excesses, a doctor’s case for a dry January

Another new year has birthed itself on schedule, celebrated across the country with liberal portions of good old booze. Every year, bars and restaurants entice customers with “all-you-can-drink” specials, priced to imply that one must drink eight or more drinks … Continue reading Amid season’s excesses, a doctor’s case for a dry January

When it comes to healthy living, docs don’t practice what they preach

The American College of Physicians national meeting was in full swing. Every year, internal medicine physicians gather to hear the latest medical information and find out how they should update the ways in which they practice. In a Washington, D.C., … Continue reading When it comes to healthy living, docs don’t practice what they preach

Dancing With The Stars Contestants Face Double Elimination In Cirque Du Soleil-Themed Night

Dancing With the Stars was back in showy style on Monday night, with a Cirque du Soleil-themed French acrobatics extravaganza. Judge Bruno Tonioli kicked things off in true carnival-barker form (“Frrrreeee your imagination and let the show begin!”), and host Tom Bergeron dryly countered by noting … Continue reading Dancing With The Stars Contestants Face Double Elimination In Cirque Du Soleil-Themed Night

Loan Repayment Programs Could Work Far Better for Both Docs and Underserved Patients

Dr. Rishi Manchanda, who worked at a South Los Angeles clinic while in a government student loan repayment program, had just finished speaking about his career. A worried-looking medical student in the audience stepped up to the microphone during the … Continue reading Loan Repayment Programs Could Work Far Better for Both Docs and Underserved Patients