Author: Robert C. Alley, MD


August 15, 2019

Not So Sweet

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The widespread promotion of low-fat diets in the late 1900’s has increased the dietary proportion of carbohydrates.  Unfortunately, since that time, the incidence of obesity and diabetes has continued to rise.  In addition, the current consumption of sugar is out of control-especially considering that the average male should consume the equivalent of 9 teaspoons of […]

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January 25, 2018

Chest Pain

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Chest pain is a commonly encountered complaint in the outpatient setting.  Determining its cause is of utmost importance.  While the majority of chest pain is caused by musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal etiologies, ruling out cardiac ischemia (poor blood flow to the heart) is of major concern.  Other life threatening causes including but not limited to pulmonary […]

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