About House Call, MD

PhysicianWith the purpose of perpetuating medical knowledge for everyday living, I hope to translate medical fact and research learned in the clinic, laboratory, and classroom into concise take home messages for your day to day life. Stay tuned for weekly articles about current issues in medicine, remedies for the common cold, and much more. Send in comments and questions if you’re interested in a particular topic, otherwise sit back and enjoy as the medical world is delivered to your doorstep in a simple and straightforward style designed for a modern lifestyle.

    Fun Facts: Did you know that the human head weighs 8 pounds?  Did you know that women have reached 96.5% of their full height when they have their first menstrual cycle?  You don’t have to…it’s our job to give you these random fun facts each week.

    Medical Mythology: Can you really get sick from going outside in the cold?  Does drinking a glass of water upside down actually cure hiccups?  We’ll tackle a new medical myth each week, separating the true medicine from urban legend.

    “Modern” Medicine: Can you really get worms in your brain?  If so, can it really kill you?  Thanks to Grey’s Anatomy this question haunted the minds of Americans for a week.  And how about those darn octuplets?  What went wrong there?  Each week, we’ll chose a medical topic that everyone is talking about and distill it down in everyday language.  We’ll cover the medical basics so that you can drop some knowledge on the rest of your social circle gossiping about this weeks hot topic.

    The Razor’s Edge: The practice of medicine is changing at a lightening fast pace.  Each month, thousands of medical journals are published, all heralding the most cuting edge treatment for disease.  It’s our job to keep track of all of this information and bring you the most relevant and exciting update (i.e. stuff that you actally care about) each week.  We know you don’t care about the revolutionary new compound used in the treatment of Takayasu’s Arteritis but you probably want to hear about a the HPV vaccine, Guardasil.  We’ll do all that sorting for you.

    Annual Check-Up: When you sign-up for the House Call, MD weekly report, we ask you for your gender and date of birth for a very specific reason.  Each year, on your birthday, we will send you a personalized report full of information about screening exams, disease risk factors, and preventive health measures unique to your age and gender.  You have enough to remember as it is without having to keep track of the age at which you need to have a mammogram or a bone density test performed.  As a subscriber to House Call, MD, you don’t have to.  We’ll send you your annual update with everything you need to know about your health, unique to your age, each year.

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