I first met Dora Johnson in 1997. I was in my 3rd year of medical school at SUNY Upstate- pregnant with my first child. Upstate had an elective called “Maternal-Fetal Bonding”, where inner city moms were paired with a medical student to focus on bonding with their babies. As this was my first and Dora’s fourth, you can probably figure out who taught whom more. I remember Dora giving me a funny look when we were paired together. Later she told me she was thinking, “What is this young white girl gonna teach me that I don’t already know?” [Read more]
You may be aware that I recently returned from the European Council on Obesity (ECO) conference in Prague. The purpose of the conference was to get to meet my European counterparts (I will be the president-elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in the fall) and to share our experience in treating obesity in the U.S. with my colleagues in Europe. [Read more]
In March, the FDA revealed a new warning label for prescription topical and injectable products used for men for anti-aging purposes – or age related testosterone deficiency http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm436259.htm. Usually, when new recommendations surface, it is because new, compelling research was produced that revealed an increased risk of some adverse health outcome. [Read more]
Despite having to contend with severe winter weather, Fashion Week, and the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the BOUNCE book launch on February 6 in NYC was a huge success. For those of you who made it all the way to the big apple in the treacherous weather, words cannot express my gratitude. It was truly a magical evening for me. [Read more]
Lisa Torche’ Davis is an expressionist painter. She works primarily in acrylic on canvas. At our new DeWitt office, we currently have 18 of her paintings on display.
Lisa grew up on the peaceful East bank of the Seneca River in Baldwinsville, NY, and she has never stopped being inspired by it. She says the intense beauty of the water in every phase of light and season went deeply enough to last a lifetime. [Read more]