Protect your "Assets"-- All Things Colon Health

Protect your "Assets"-- All Things Colon Health

Referring to colon health, I'm mainly speaking about the prevention and screening for colon cancer. However much of what I'll discuss is doubly applicable to other conditions such as diverticulosis (outpouchings of the colon prone to bleeding and infection) as well as the general maintenance of having regular bowel movements (I could write an entire book on the management of constipation, but that's for another day.)  

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Why Mondays are the BEST Day

Why Mondays are the BEST Day

If you've ever read my instagram captions, the number of times I've pronounced my love for Mondays is probably nauseating at this point. But I really can't help it-- no matter how much people try to create rain clouds on a Monday morning with phrases like "Is it the weekend yet?" "If Monday had a face I would punch it," and other various hate-statements. If we would all just be quiet and look around us, you might also join me in my sentiment that the day after Sunday is certainly the best.

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Trust Your Gut (But Heal it First)

Trust Your Gut (But Heal it First)

The concept of "gut health" is nothing new, but thanks to an explosion of research backing its importance over the past decade, we're finally catching on to caring about it.  We potentially have the power to mitigate a myriad of diseases by restoring a healthy flora, but understanding the mechanisms of the gut microbiome connectedness to disease and how to most effectively restore gut health is not fully understood.

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Admit, Monitor, Discharge, Repeat

Admit, Monitor, Discharge, Repeat

Every rotation of residency is a joy to me in different ways-- either relaxed enough to really soak in knowledge and move about leisurely, or be challenged, stretched, molded into a better doctor by the hour due to intensity.  I wanted to share the experience of the latter- a somewhat vulnerable display of what crosses my mind on some days.

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