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Worried about your memory? You’re not alone, and here’s what you can do.

Worried about your memory? You’re not alone, and here’s what you can do.

“Doctor Tello, I’ve been forgetting things… I’m worried about my memory.” This is one of the most common patient concerns I encounter, and with good reason. 50 million people worldwide have dementia, an astronomical number that is projected to triple by 2050. For people who have witnessed […]

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real

I’m thrilled to share the pilot episode of Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real, a casual and honest (read: very low-budget) nutrition and lifestyle TV series. In the show, healthcare providers share their own stories and real-life healthy habits. The pilot episode features Laura Etre, a […]

This Meat Research Study is Bad to the Bone

This Meat Research Study is Bad to the Bone

So you may have seen some sensational nutrition headlines saying things like Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice and Is Eating Beef Healthy? The New Fight Raging In Nutrition Science. They’re talking about a horribly flawed research study […]

Searching for Meaning in Medicine

Searching for Meaning in Medicine

Clinical medicine, and especially primary care, is in kind of a bad place right now. When healthcare systems of all developed countries in the world are compared, the U.S. has the embarrassing distinction of spending the most and being the worst. It’s well-established that our […]

Don’t you want a doctor who cares about all of you?

Don’t you want a doctor who cares about all of you?

A rather backwards and whiny WSJ OpEd titled “Take Two Aspirin and Call Me By My Pronouns” has sparked an explosive backlash from the larger medical community, and with good reason. Physician Stanley Goldfarb, retired dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, laments […]

Plant-Based Grilling

Plant-Based Grilling

So we grill everything. Any vegetable or fruit, it can be grilled: on the grill directly, in a grill pan, or wrapped in foil, and with delicious results. We came to this realization by accident, when some friends went on vacation and left us with […]

When life gives you tomatoes…

When life gives you tomatoes…

So it’s late summer and there’s a surplus of beautiful, ripe tomatoes. But you don’t have time to make sauce and one can eat only so many salads… Try Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes, caramelized sweet with just a hint of sea-salty garlicky goodness. And so freaking […]

Fitting in Fitness: Use the Free Exercise Equipment!

Fitting in Fitness: Use the Free Exercise Equipment!

I had no free time yesterday. Usually, on days when I know I won’t have any free time to get a workout, I get off the train a stop early and walk a mile to the hospital. But I had so much I needed to […]

Walk your risk away!

Walk your risk away!

Do you have days where you are so booked and busy that you don’t feel like you have time to exercise? The idea of going to the gym after work or dinner or the kids go to bed, forget it. No free time, no me […]

We interrupt this summer recipe post for news about yet another mass shooting…

We interrupt this summer recipe post for news about yet another mass shooting…

Guys, I just want to write about diet and lifestyle stuff. I am so goddamned tired of critically important medically relevant events that keep hijacking the news cycle. I can’t post a recipe when everyone’s talking about a deadly attack. So let’s cut it out […]