By Louise D. Metz, MD In medical school, we were taught a multitude of mnemonics to help us memorize lists related to basic science and clinical care. One of those mnemonics was the 5 F’s, a list of risk factors for the development of gallstone disease: “Female, Fertile, Fat, Fair, and Forty”. If a patient…Details
By Louise D. Metz M.D. Earlier this month, I was bombarded with multiple medical news emails, a radio news story, and multiple online news articles about a study purporting to show rising cancer rates in young people due to “obesity”. Here are a couple of the many headlines: “Obesity linked to higher cancer rates…Details
By Louise D. Metz, MD Gluten-free diets have dramatically increased in popularity in the last decade, and over $15 billion was spent on sales of gluten-free foods in the US in 2016. It has become commonplace to see gluten-free options on menus at restaurants and grocery stores. Many people report following a gluten-free diet for…Details
by Erica Howard NP with Louise D Metz, MD Polycystic ovarian syndrome, commonly known as PCOS, is a condition that affects approximately 10 million women worldwide. PCOS is a disorder that affects hormones, resulting in a variety of physical and metabolic symptoms. Primary hormones affected by PCOS include testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and insulin levels. The…Details
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