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Cancer patients and Osteoporosis

Cancer therapy associated bone loss in the majority of cases is preventable and an aggressive approach to preserve bone health should be mandatory. Every cancer patient should be treated preventively for bone loss, prior to the occurrence of severe osteoporosis. The...

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Key to overcoming the half-lived life

Oh, the horrors of the half lived life! I have no problem with dying but I have a huge problem with dying without having lived. I’m writing this column from Vietnam, in the middle of the bustling city of Hanoi. There’s a mass of people taking exercise all over the...

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Can you blame consultants for believing they are God?

Dr Jack Gerbodach If I hear that joke again about what the difference is between God and a consultant, I’ll scream.  Yes, yes, God doesn’t think he’s a consultant. But can you blame consultants for thinking they are God? They work superhuman workloads. Many...

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The Miracle Walks of Ali and Alex

Deep and lasting change is a heroic journey. Sometimes in our efforts to complete a particular journey in our life, we bite off more than we can chew and end up disappointed when we fail. Sometimes though, we find the hero inside ourselves and that is witnessed in the...

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Coping with medical student syndrome

Bad enough as studying an ever bewildering array of diseases is, contracting the rare and debilitating condition currently under revision would be far worse. Oh, the irony! – Epitaph of the medical student struck down in his/her prime by a pathology being studied for...

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