Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

The Health Hazards of Being Poor

This was last months column from The Free Lance-Star. At the risk of being a bit esoteric, for a variety of reasons I am focused on health and social inequities in the US. I’m talking about what the American Public Health Association defines as “a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic,…
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Renaming Palliative Care – We Need to Change Our Attitude to Dying

This great comment form the Washington Post was forwarded to me by the co-manager of the end-of-life group we are running. It makes the point that we not only need to think differently about palliative care, but about dying. The Washington Post 9/8/2020 Health Perspective In pandemic era, the term palliative care is even more…
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End of Life Decisions Not So Easy

Every couple of months for the last couple of years, a group of mostly elderly Unitarians gather around the board room table in the Moncure Conway room at the Unitarian Fellowship building in Fredericksburg and talk about how they’re going to end it all. It's Hard to Know Not how they are going to take…
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Not So Pro On Probiotics

The American Gastroenterological Association is souring on the idea of probiotics. “The public assumptions about the benefits are not well founded” notes Dr. Grace Su, professor of gastroenterology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, lead author of new guidelines on probiotics just published by the AGA in the June 9 journal Gastroenterology.   Some Gruesome Foods…
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