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What’s the Best Diabetes Medication for You?

Sometimes, when I’m bored at Sunday breakfast, I pretend I’m Steve Harvey and subject my relatives to a round of medical Family Feud. Here’s a sample question: “According to 100 people surveyed, what image comes to mind when you think of diabetes complications?” Forced to play along, my family offers these responses: “Amputations! Blindness!” Neither answer surprises me, not because I’m a doctor, but because they’re the first images that come to my mind, too. What does surprise me, however, is how seldom I hear the answer...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Marijuana and your Heart

If you’re toying with the idea of trying marijuana, maybe off the street, or maybe the medical stuff, who would you go to for advice? Probably someone who’s tried it a few times. It’s an odd thing about marijuana - when you write or speak ...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Medications and Recalls

Lettuce is one thing, but what happens when your heart medication is recalled? What went through your mind when you heard about last year’s romaine lettuce recall? For dozens of people, that E. coli outbreak meant cramps, diarrhea, vomiting...

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7 Resolutions You’ll Make this January and How to Stick to Them

January is a time of new beginnings - a wonderful time to update your outlook on life and try something new. According to scientific research, setting a measurable and realistic goal (or resolution) for oneself makes you 10-times more likely to ...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Christmas in Bermuda

What will you be doing on December 24th at around, oh, let’s say, 10 PM?  In the last week I’ve been polling patients, and here’s some of their answers:  A.V.: Just chillin’ with the missus and a nice glass of port.  B.W...

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Medical Musings With Dr. Shane Marshall: Sarcoidosis and The Body Politic

What if a foreigner moved to your country and took your job? Worse yet, what if he opened the door to your house, looked around, and said “Hmm, this looks good, I’ll just crash here”. You’d want to defend your turf. But what if you had n...