This was a great week. First, we learned that William Shatner—Capt. Kirk himself—is heading into outer space, boldly going where no 90-year-old has gone before. Then, we heard the news that an effective treatment for COVID-19—in pill form—may be headed our way.

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You tell your patients to drink more water, but consuming this colorless, odorless, tasteless beverage is a chore for many. However, just like when trying to get a two-year-old to take a bath, adding bubbles makes everything more palatable. But is unsweetened carbonated water as beneficial as still water?

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How rude of us. We’ve been writing this newsletter for several months and haven’t introduced ourselves! We are three “girl” moms (but we’re “not like regular moms—we’re cool moms”) who divide our time between developing CME for Pri-Med and braiding little-girl hair. If you would like to know more about us, here we are:

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Remember when we were sure that “ironic” referred to “something that is the opposite of its literal meaning,” and then in 1996 Alanis Morissette taught us that it just meant “misfortune”? Well, we now have to second guess what we thought we knew about energy expenditure in the human lifecycle as well. But unlike Alanis’ lyrics, this new information is backed by data.

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Lung cancer is the second most common cause of cancer and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Screening for lung cancer in high-risk individuals can prevent deaths. This article will discuss the United States Preventive Services Task Force’s updated screening guidelines for lung cancer and explain pertinent information for the primary care clinician.

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You may not think much about your clinical attire, but it turns out that patients do—at least subconsciously. In a survey, 487 adults rated stock images of male and female clinicians according to experience and professionalism. It looks like white coats are…

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Bear with us as we kick off the newsletter with an untimely reference. The movie Caddyshack struck comedy gold in 1980, so when Caddyshack II hit theaters eight years later, anyone looking for a belly laugh was faced with…

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Fasting is no new kid on the block, but recent years have made what used to be a dietary practice reserved for religious rituals or intensive cleanses, a mainstream diet. As you may have noticed, the masses have jumped on the bandwagon with the promise of a novel way to lose a few pounds. The real draw is…

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