Archive for February, 2014

Growing Up, Health, Nutrition

The Sunny Side Up on Breakfast

While in surgical training, I probably missed breakfast ten times more than I had it. An early morning (and I mean early) cup of Joe was standard fare for the most part.  But now that I lead a more human life, I eat breakfast daily and rather enjoy it. Maybe it’s because my mother constantly […]

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Health, Lifestyle

What are Kidney Stones and How Do They Affect Us?

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits, typically composed of mineral and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. As one might expect, because urine is a vehicle for waste excretion, it is comprised of numerous chemicals and wastes (including calcium, oxalate, urate, cysteine, xanthine and phosphate). When the urine is too concentrated, that is too […]

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Family, Family Issues

Rhythm of Closeness—Part II

“If two rhythms are nearly the same, and the sources are in close proximity, they will always entrain.” —Mickey Hart (drummer for The Grateful Dead) As boys, many of us couldn’t be close to our mothers without losing ourselves in their needs, or without our energy sucked out of us to sustain them. Or if our mothers were […]

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Health, Lifestyle, Masculinity, Mental Health

Laughter is No Joke

Valentine’s Day. I hope you had a chance to lighten up. To laugh mirthfully. To enjoy the moment, with family, friends, a lover, a partner or a pet. Truth be told, the lighter side of life could extend your life.

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Health, Prostate

Prostate’s Early Growth May Reveal Cures for Later Illnesses

For a surgeon who has successfully treated prostate cancer in many thousands of men by removing their prostate gland, the idea that science might one day be able to regenerate this gland using stem cells is a foreign one — and yet highly intriguing. But this advancement is just one of many potential treatments for […]

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