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Created 30 Oct 2020
  • Year End Meditations
    01 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 1 1
    “Wish I had a river… that I could skate away on” - Joni Mitchell Dear Readers, the year 2021 is fading fast into our past. And what a year it was. What did it do for us? What meaning can we wring from...
  • Lying on your left side, is it really that sinister?
    26 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    [Definition of sinister: 1. of, relating to, or situated to the left or on the left side of something; 2. of ill omen by reason of being on the left ] Recently, I found myself in a debate on which are...
  • Treating bradyarrhythmias without using pacemakers.
    19 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Everything old is new again. In 1833, the physician James Hope coined the term cardiac asthma to describe the sensation of breath hunger resulting from inadequate oxygenation of blood - usually due to...
  • Healing our Hearing
    12 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I wrote before about the sense of smell, but this is the first newsletter discussing breakthroughs in understanding inner ear physiology and pharmacology. Many times, parents and pediatricians are fac...
  • Placentas: stem cell stores help restore premie brains
    05 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    One of my favorite tv shows is the British drama, “Call the Midwife.” In a recent episode, senior midwife Sister Monica Joan, gazed at a freshly delivered placenta and marveled at its intricate anatom...
  • During cold and flu season, humidity is our friend.
    27 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I live in the Northern Hemisphere and we are now entering meterological winter. Heat turned on and blasting away, zapping our indoor relative humidity, dropping it into the 20’s %. So I got my bedside...
  • Muscle Miracles?
    21 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    My youth was spent training several hours a day in gymnastics and modern ballet. And back then, our mantra was: “no pain, no gain.” Nowadays, we supposedly know better than to push past pain signals. ...
  • Deep Dive into Dementia
    14 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I wrote about dementia before, resulting from metabolic derangements of the urea cycle. [see May 15 2021] With this newsletter, we look at other possible mechanisms of action and their proposed fixes....
  • Annual Anniversary Newsletter
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Le Penseur in the Jardin du Musée Rodin, Paris 14 June 2015 November 2020 “Is there any hope for rehabilitation? Rebuild trust in what once was a noble career? Maybe. Only when the disinfecting light...
  • Annual Flu Vaccination - does it interfere with COVID infectivity?
    07 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Share BioMedWorks’ Newsletter One of the areas of my focus while doing my stint as a medical officer in NIH/NIAID, was to intensively look into the follow on safety of the H1N1 vaccines in babies and ...
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