Morning Report Newsletter

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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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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The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a shiny new scientific statement on the treatment of mild-moderate hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and initial treatment should be—wait for it…

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Remember the infamous Super Bowl LI, in which the Atlanta Falcons mounted a 28-3 lead against the New England Patriots in the third-quarter? It was, surely, an insurmountable lead. Falcon fans were high-fiving and texting each other congratulations. Then touchdown by touchdown, the Pats erased all the Falcons’ momentum and hopes of victory…

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No, when it comes to installments of the Godfather trilogy. Likely yes, when it comes to inhaler therapy for moderate-to-severe persistent asthma.

Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 20 randomized clinical trials to determine…

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…Stroke? …Heart disease? Show of hands—did any Morning Report readers work 55 hours or more this week? That is the definition of “working long hours,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Working long hours is…

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We’re coming in hot with a controversial subject: vitamin D. Not since “Was the dress blue/black or white/gold?” has a topic raged such debate. This time, the vitamin D dispute is on whether to…

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