Building Resilience Against Physician Burnout

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a rising concern in the medical community: physician burnout. According to the American Medical Association, as a result of added stress and labor during the pandemic, as much as 62.8% of physicians experienced symptoms of burnout in 2021, a 38% increase from the previous year. However,...Read More

Hair Loss – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Despite the popularity of natural treatments and preventative measures, hair loss remains a prevalent concern. As much as 38% of healthy women experience some degree of hair loss. Meanwhile, severe hair loss afflicts 42% of men aged 18–49 years. While hair thinning may not directly impact health, it can negatively...Read More

Fasting-Mimicking Diet May Help Reduce Biological Aging

A recent study published in Nature Communications suggests that a fasting-like diet, known as the Fasting-Mimicking Diet (FMD), may hold promise in reversing biological aging by approximately 2.5 years. Led by USC Leonard Davis School Professor Valter Longo, the study explored the effects of the FMD on biomarkers associated with...Read More

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Decrease IBS Risk

Recent research highlights the crucial role of healthy lifestyle choices in mitigating the risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). According to a comprehensive study published in Gut, individuals who refrain from smoking, engage in vigorous physical activity and maintain a consistent sleep pattern of 7 to 9 hours per night...Read More

The Long-Term Health Impact of Heart Attacks

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Leeds offers critical insights into the profound impact of heart attacks on long-term health outcomes, shedding light on the elevated risks of developing various health conditions post-event. The study analyzed an extensive dataset comprising over 145 million records spanning nine...Read More

Medical Insights into Traumatic Brain Injuries in Athletics

Awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI) has grown exponentially in the past several decades. The risks, symptoms, and pathology of TBIs are continually coming to light. TBI remains a major cause of death in the United States, contributing to 50% of all trauma deaths.  Sports-related TBI has been a subject...Read More

Obesity Linked to Myeloma Precursor

A recent study published in Blood Advances highlights the potential link between modifiable risk factors and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), a precursor to multiple myeloma. The study suggests that smoking and obesity may elevate the risk of developing MGUS, a condition where the blood contains higher than normal...Read More

The Role of Dietary Restriction in Healthy Brain Aging

In a recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have uncovered a mechanism explaining how dietary restriction slows brain aging and increases lifespan, providing potential therapeutic targets for age-related neurodegenerative diseases. The focus was on a gene called OXR1, crucial for the...Read More

The Prevalence of EoE in Children

Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia conducted the largest-ever analysis of pediatric allergies, examining electronic health records of over 200,000 children. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, revealed a significant finding: eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a rare food allergy traditionally associated with white males, is more prevalent among...Read More

Talking to Patients About Semaglutide Treatments – The Pros & Cons

Semaglutide has recently received a lot of press for its potential as a weight-loss drug. Like many weight management treatments, semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist. It improves control of eating by reducing appetite and cravings. Available orally or as once-weekly subcutaneous injections, semaglutide is in the medical spotlight....Read More