By Briana Rueda, DO I always prided myself on being a “health freak”. I received my bachelor degree in nutrition, ran marathons and competed in bodybuilding competitions. I read nothing but health magazines and self-help books on lifestyle medicine. I ate, slept, and breathed every day in a never-ending, never satisfied, effort to be the … Continue reading Confession of a Health Obsession
By Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP I think a lot about food. I think about what to make, where to go to get a great meal, and who might enjoy it with me. I get pleasure from looking through cookbooks and making shopping lists. The first thing I do when I am traveling is head to … Continue reading Bring Health Back into Medicine, One Meal at a Time
At a recent conference for medical educators by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Wanda Filer, a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians asked how many of us in the room had been told we were “too smart for Family Medicine”? At a conference of close to 600 people, a little … Continue reading Nature vs Nurture: What matters more for student interest in Family Medicine?
By Vanessa Galli, MD Nearly one in five women have reported experiencing rape in their lifetime according to the most recent data from the CDC. Statistics never mean as much to the reader as an “n of one” or a personal testimony. I myself am the one in five, a survivor of rape. That is … Continue reading One in Five
By Kara Frame, MD I don’t remember the exact lecture or rotation, but somewhere along the course of my medical school education, I was taught this powerful lesson: a person is capable of changing how she thinks. Of course, people have natural tendencies- leaning more positive or tending toward a more pessimistic outlook- but to … Continue reading Choosing Gratitude
By Brian Hill, MD I have a big interest in Sports Medicine, and I was recently chatting with someone who is involved in the field. We had a brief discussion on the topic of doping in athletics. This is an intriguing but unfortunate topic. It has been a part of sports for years and is … Continue reading Just Do It