Grandkids Blue Zone

April 21, 2014 @ 7:32 am
posted by Dr Ginther

3 1/2 year old grandson RJ and 10 month old granddaughter Gwen were here for a whirlwind visit of less than 2 full days.  In the case of RJ, whirlwind is a proper description.  Saturday morning he hunted plastic Easter eggs, afternoon he spent at the Phelps Youth Pavilion, played baseball and soccer with his uncle, and in the evening he dyed real eggs.  Gwen is more sedate, learning to walk while hanging on.  Sunday they watched and listened to Grammy and Papa in the choir.

Grandkids are a blue zone.

Jay Ginther, MD

Read a Good Book About Bone Health

April 18, 2014 @ 4:44 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

If you want to learn a lot about bone health, there is a book for you: “The Complete Book of Bone Health”.

Diane L Schneider, MD is a former associate professor specializing in bone health and osteoporosis prevention.  She is unusual among doctors.  She addresses all aspects of bone health in language that regular people can understand.

Teaching Nurse Practitioners

April 11, 2014 @ 6:48 am
posted by Dr Ginther

Katie Bries, ARNP, taught the Bone Health section for the Nurse Practitioner students at Allen College this year.  She did a great job covering the basics.  Unfortunately, she had time only for the basics.  This is true in teaching NPs everywhere.  It is true of all aspects of medicine when teaching MDs, DOs, PAs, and all others.  There is only time for the basics.

Any Healthcare Provider who wants to fully master a subject must take “Electives” for additional training in the field they plan to focus on in practice.  With MDs and DOs there are formal “Residencies” lasting 3 or more years after graduation.  NP and PA students take “Clinicals” in various fields before, and sometimes after, graduation.  Cedar Valley Bone Health has hosted clinicals for local and out-of-state Providers.

You Need The Rest Of The Story

April 7, 2014 @ 10:50 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Last week a patient lamented that according to TV and Radio, “just about everything is bad for me”.  So we discussed that reporters are paid to get people to watch and listen.  Nobody wants to hear that their mother was right when she said “Drink your Milk”.  But everyone will listen to a report that “Calcium is Bad for you if you take Daily Supplements “.  This is true ONLY IF you take enough daily supplements and enough additional Calcium in your food to total way over 1500 mg in a day, but that ruins the story. 

We miss Paul Harvey.  He always told “The Rest of the Story”.