August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

If you haven’t noticed, there is quite a bit going on in the world currently. I have found some small solace in professional sports returning in some capacity, a welcome distraction. Soccer, baseball, basketball, and (soon!) football are coming back, although in much...
COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Hello! This is Dr. Hazen Short here with some updates to our COVID-19 information. Dr. Allison Edwards has a great blog from June, and much of the information in it is still up to date, but I wanted to add some new data as it has emerged.    PCR testing This is...
What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus? Type 2 diabetes is a relative insulin deficiency with an increased insulin resistance. People with type 2 diabetes make some insulin, but have an increased resistance to insulin due to two main factors: excessive body fat and lack of...
What is Health?

What is Health?

I learned in medical school and residency that the most significant reason for the increase in human lifespan is not doctors, not advancements in medications or surgeries, but in public health. There were 10 public health measures in the 20th century that are directly...