Clinical and Disease

Cancer… diabetes… heart disease
An up-to-date look at research in the areas of acute illness and chronic disease.


ECG Knowledge Bank

While employed at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, I became increasingly fascinated with the physiology behind cardiac dysrhythmias and ECG diagnostics.  The great thing about a telemetry gig: each 12-hour shift is different – for those with inquisitive, analytical personalities, it feeds your need. Because the hospital specializes in heart and…

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The Mediterranean Diet: Treating Your Ticker (and Waist!)

On a cool, sunny morning last week, I was sitting at the bar in PayN’Take, a local joint in downtown Flagstaff, constructing the basic skeleton of this article.  As I fueled my thoughts with a routine cup of joe, I had the pleasure of meeting an inquisitive and seemingly balanced local woman.  We got to talking, as women…

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The Health Benefits of Beer (Yeah!)

Beer and sports go together like… well, beer and sports.  Mountain biking, rugby, football – if the fans aren’t consuming a cold one while cheering on their favorite athlete or team, you can speculate (DD’s are important!) Budweiser’s famous Clydesdales ads are traditionally strewn throughout Super Bowl commercial breaks.  Even…

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Stop Blaming Autism on Vaccines Already!

During his 2016 campaign, I read an article in the Washington Post explaining how Donald Trump still believes that vaccinations are to blame for autism in children. Why this was even a topic of his campaign is of question, but it was nonetheless.  Furthermore, at the rate the media was…

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Ulnar Neuropathy and Cycling

Have you ever suffered from a loss of feeling in part of your hand after an extended bike ride? Not only is it uncomfortable, but the use of your fingers decreases the longer you continue, which can make shifting and braking difficult.  You may be suffering from a condition known…

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The History of Chest Pain – A Diagnosis of the Breast

While attending a conference for the American Heart Association in March, I had an interesting conversation with my doctoral mentor, Dr. Siddhartha Angadi. We verbally meandered to the topic of cardiovascular history, discussing something I strongly believe worth sharing (you’ll understand by the time you finish reading). In 1768, Dr.…

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Gluten Sensitivity… Are You for Real?!

  If you’re not aware (and I don’t know how you couldn’t be), there has been a huge boom in the gluten-free market: books, celebrities, you name it. And the food products… some marked-up more than 300 percent. According to an article published by Dr.’s Glenn Gaesser and Siddhartha Angadi…

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We Can’t All Go to Fancy Yoga Classes

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Yesterday, I was pretty excited/surprised to hear that TIME picked up an article Dr. Siddhartha Angadi and I co-wrote in 2015. (WOAH… TIME! WHAT?!) The original article was written for Zocalo Public Square, a non-profit, intellectual “Ideas Exchange” that blends journalism and live events. They solicited our expertise as contribution…

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