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One Addict’s Story (part 3)

Published: July 6, 2010

In our last installment we explored a recent study done to test caffeine’s ability to wake us from our nightly slumber, and were shown that caffeine might not have the same alerting effects that we “addicts” might think. As I explored this study and the conclusions it drew, I noticed something interesting. The results of this study showed a strong read more »

One Addict’s Story (part 2)

Published: July 4, 2010

In our last blog, we took a glimpse through the window into the daily routine of a habitual caffeine user. This is not an uncommon experience, and I am sure that many people are able to empathize with this situation. For those of us who swear by our daily cup of coffee, it seems a given that caffeine has an energy inducing quality like none other. Recent read more »

One Addict’s Story

Published: June 27, 2010

5:30 AM and the sun is peering in through the window. Outside birds would be heard chirping, if not for the awful train wreck of a noise being so unceremoniously spewed through the speakers of my alarm clock. Groping at the nightstand with all of my might, I manage to find the snooze button not once, not twice, but three times. 6:00 AM and my feet first read more »

High School Chemistry and Kidney Disease (part 2)

Published: June 18, 2010

We left off chatting about renal stones and what one can do to prevent them from coming back. Having endured a long airplane ride with flank pain that was horrid despite the vicodin, I am keen to avoid another such episode. The logic of cutting down calcium as means of prevention made sense, but it wasn’t the whole story. The trick of biochemistry read more »

High School Chemistry and Kidney Disease (Part 1)

Published: June 17, 2010

The good people at the American Urological Association offered primary care docs a half-day course on updates last Saturday. At the conference, they reviewed prostate disease, bladder issues, erectile dysfunction and renal stone disease. The lecturers on renal stones offered some of the most eyebrow raising data – at least to this correspondents read more »

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