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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, and at least one case of kidney failure. The same week they recalled ground beef, ground turkey, and cake mix. It seems every few days something is recalled. One reason these make the national news is because these days products are…


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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…


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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…


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Elroy’s Story: A Temple University Hospital Experience

For Elroy, a special moment is reading his granddaughter her favorite story, or getting out on the court to teach his grandsons how to shoot a jump shot. A few years ago, Elroy had a heart attack, then another one.…

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Medical Musings With Dr. Shane Marshall: Can Treating Depression Prevent a Heart Attack?

Do you get frustrated by all those pills you have to take? Maybe part of the reason is not understanding what the purpose of each is. A medication should benefit you in one of three ways – it should make…