Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

Is This Self Prescribing OK?

The patient I saw in the clinic yesterday has fully embraced the Virginia senate’s unanimous vote decriminalizing medical marijuana it would seem.   Edward C. was my first patient, being seen for the first time. “He uses quite a lot of marijuana” the nurses who checked him in told me. “He smoked some this morning”…
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Heart Apps Causing App-rihension

My brother-in-law Olly, a Dutch ex-merchant mariner is a bit of a character. But also a bit of a hypochondriac.   [caption id="attachment_2562" align="alignnone" width="666"] The Picture of Health?[/caption]   When Paula and I went to England for Christmas , the whole family decamped to stay at Fingals Hotel, which describes itself as  an “eccentric,…
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What Traumatizing Kids Can Do To Them

This is a piece I wrote for the Free Lance-Star about the incredibly long term effects adverse childhood events (ACE's) can have on people.   What's the prospects for kids currently being separated from their parents at the border?   Adverse Childhood Experiences     I was not giving much thought to the childhood experiences…
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Beyond “You Are What You Eat.”

The idea that we are what we eat apparently was touted first by French lawyer and epicure Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in a meditation on the effect of gastronomie on gout in 1826. [caption id="attachment_2555" align="alignnone" width="836"] There's Many Ways Our Food Gets Contaminated[/caption]   The exact term “you are what you eat” was first used in…
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