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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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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...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: The Latest on Chips and Apples

Last month Mrs. Darrell got dropped off on Reid Street and headed into a dress shop. She was browsing through the racks when she paused, thinking, “Something’s not right.” Then she promptly slumped to the ground, unconscious. It was 11:34 ...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Are Women Better Doctors Than Men?

What do you look for in a doctor? I’m guessing competence is right up there, someone who’s up to date, not too intimidating; someone who listens. Is it important your doctor be the same ethnicity as you? Why? How about gender – does it mat...