Male vs. Female Physicians: What’s the Difference?

On Dec 19th, 2016, JAMA published a cross-sectional study titled: Comparison of Hospital Mortality and Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Treated by Male vs. Female Physicians. The title says it all, a group of researchers wanted to see if the gender of your physician changed your outcome. The measure of outcome was 30-day mortality and readmission rates. […]

Eating Your Bacteria

Probiotics are everywhere these days and they have several health claims attached to them. They sound great in theory, but is there any evidence backing these claims? Gut Flora Our gut flora is a very intricate and complicated balance of bacteria residing in our large colon. There is a balance between the “good” bacteria (those promoting health and […]