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&#%^ happens!

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 11:56 AM

What do you do when you have a major health problem you want highlighted that involves the death of more than a million children?

Use humor?

But what's so funny about more than a million children dying every year? Nothing, except that is has to do with poop....

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Youth Sports Injuries: What a Headache!

(17) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 9:17 AM

A single rebound changed teenager Tracy Yatsko's life. It was Jan. 10, 2005. Two minutes to go till half time in a hard-played game where she -- a tenth-grade starting forward for the Tamaqua Lady Raiders of Penn Township, Penn. -- left the ground momentarily while jumping for the ball,...

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If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell

(22) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 10:53 AM

This was the man's third visit to my family medicine clinic. He was a middle-aged Latino man, a construction worker. I was a second-year resident and I just couldn't figure out what was going on with this man: daily headaches, near constant abdominal pain, some depression symptoms. His physical exam...

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Time for Total Medicine -- Get Family Medicine Out of the Shadows

(7) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 3:14 PM

With input from Laurence Bauer

It happened again the other night. At dinner with friends and a few people I didn't know, I was asked the routine Washington, D.C. question: "So what do you do?" Even as I answered, I knew what would come next.

Me: "I'm a family...

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