Nicky Haslam’s House of Commons

LONDON — Lunch, or perhaps late breakfast, for Nicky Haslam was eggs Benedict and two coffee martinis. The setting was the Wolseley, the Piccadilly institution that has lost little of its luster since the restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King transformed what had been an auto showroom and later a chop suey joint into a…

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Back in the Hospital Again

I found myself unexpectedly back in the hospital last month, some 10 years after my last treatment for an aggressive prostate cancer. Fortunately, it had nothing to do with my cancer; my P.S.A. level, a measure of prostate cancer progression, has been undetectable since 2009. Rather, I was there because of a thick, solid rash…

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Resolving to Be Coached

My teenage patient looked nervous as I reviewed her glucose readings from her glucometer and her glucose logbook, which people with diabetes use to track their blood-sugar test results. There were a lot of high levels — ranges in the 12’s and 14’s, when the goal was around 7 or 8. The peaks were mostly…

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Predictors of chronic migraine

London, UK: A meta-analysis published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights the predictors of chronic migraine. The study, entitled “Predictors of episodic migraine transformation to chronic migraine: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies”, was coordinated by Dr. Dawn Buse, from the Department of Neurology at…

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