Just Read: Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Disease – American Heart Association Scientific Statement

Just Read: Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Disease -  American Heart Association Scientific Statement

Yes, all 40+ pages of the American Heart Association’s scientific statement, published in 2011 (the most recent one – citation below), for leisure.

Why?

Triglycerides are that lipid component in our blood that we (or let’s say I) are trained not to pay that much attention to, especially relative to cholesterol (LDL, HDL, etc), and yet its story unlocks a lot of mysteries around nutrition and health (again, for me).
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March 2017: What Am I Doing Now? #ADayWithoutTed and mini-retirement

March 2017: What Am I Doing Now? #ADayWithoutTed and mini-retirement

I’ve decided to start the ‘now’ page movement. For more information: about nownownow.com. These posts will mirror updates to the /now page on this blog. Comments welcome.

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my first now update.

I am currently in the middle of a mini-retirement (I’m calling it #ADayWithoutTed).

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Photo Friday: 6th and I Synagogue, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: 6th and I Synagogue, Washington, DC USA

At sunset, The Sixth and I (@SixthandI) Synagogue featuring the iconic cornerstone laid in 1906:

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2017 Enterprising Women, Washington, DC USA

2017 Enterprising Women, Washington, DC USA

Tagg Magazine’s (@TaggMagazine) 2017 Enterprising Women, including Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), Executive Producer of Capital TransPride.

Equality is the future. And the future tends to be born here. Washington, DC USA
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Photo Friday: With the Spirits and Ancestors, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: With the Spirits and Ancestors, Washington, DC USA

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” (probably misattributed to Lao Tzu)

Washington, DC, USA has a natural release valve for the times when people need to be in the present – you don’t have to walk very far to spend time with the spirits and the ancestors.

And then you walk a little farther to see the future being born.

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Just Read: A Transgender Military Internist’s Perspective – #WhatADoctorLooksLike

Just Read: A Transgender Military Internist's Perspective - #WhatADoctorLooksLike

This article, published in JAMA Internal Medicine describes the personal journey of a physician who is now serving as their authentic self:

…today I serve as a female physician in every respect within the Department of Defense. Last month, I graduated the Army Medical Department’s Advanced Course with honors, and now I look forward to the sec- ond half of my military career being treated like any other capable military physician.

The commentary, by Jamie Henry, MD (@MAJ_JLee_MD), concerns another paper in the journal

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Just Read: #WhatADoctorLooksLike – Implicit Bias in Academic Medicine – via JAMA

Just Read: #WhatADoctorLooksLike - Implicit Bias in Academic Medicine - via JAMA

Where I went to medical school (University of Arizona College of Medicine), we had the typical “wall of fame” of all the previous graduating classes prominently mounted, covering the history of the school’s first class from 1967 to the present.

It was amusing to note that as you walked along the wall that the number of women in each class steadily increased, to the year after mine, when for the first time there were more women than men in incoming class.

Except that in retrospect, it wasn’t really funny.

The other thing I noticed was that the Nursing School building, erected a few years after the medical school building next to it, didn’t seem to have very many men’s rooms…

The wall showed another thing, that there were no LGBTQ human beings enrolled in this school. Except that there were. However, all the signs and signals in our curriculum and the behavior of our faculty conspired to keep this just an “allegation.”

And so…we can now measure the impact.

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