I am a practicing primary care physician. My site has a variety of items, from articles on healthful living, prevention, weight loss, to personal musings on the status of health care in the Western world, to links to other sites I have created. My main audience is the general public, with the exception of the ICD-9 codes and ICD-10 codes search tools, which are intended for health care providers and coders.
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I often see overweight or obese patients who are very frustrated that exercise is not working for them. The usual story involves a few days or weeks of increased physical activity, with little or no benefit for weight loss.
What is going on? Why is losing weight so difficult?
This article aims to shed some light on this issue. Rather than using abstract/technical concepts, I am using a day in the life of my 86 year-old father to illustrate how much exercise is needed to have a positive impact on weight.Read More
My musings on a variety of topics related to health, disease prevention and health care policy and delivery in the 21st century.Excogitations
Articles on various aspects of disease prevention, diet, supplement and vitamin use, and other topics.Lifestyle
Diabetes coding is notoriously challenging in ICD-9, and ICD-10-CM is likely to create even more confusion. I wrote this guide to make things easier.Read more
Modern humans accumulate at least 50 new germline mutations per generation. But when examined, the data is in striking contrast with what would be expected from neo-Darwinian predictions.Read more
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