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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

February 9, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Nicole Van Groningen, MD

Peer Reviewed

Last week we watched Hillary Clinton become the democratic favorite in the Iowa caucus – only narrowly avoiding getting Bern’ed. On the GOP side, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum pulled out of the Republican race and Donald Trump, who came in second to Ted Cruz, demanded a do-over . The New England Journal of Medicine maintained political relevance this week with its release of a study examining the impact of Texas’ ban on Planned Parenthood services. …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

February 1, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Kevin Hauck, MD

Peer Reviewed

Last week, the nation focused on the Northeast, as it was battered by winter storm Jonas. This week, the nation again turns its collective attention eastward. The Iowa caucuses start Monday, and with them the race to the White House begins in earnest. Clinton continues to hold the lead over Sanders and O’Malley, while Cruz and Trump are battling for a last minute advantage . The less politically inclined have another contest to look forward to. This one in …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

January 26, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Hannah Park, MD

Peer Reviewed

The winter storm Jonas was a much buzzed about topic for days leading up to its arrival this past weekend, and it truly lived up to its billing as an extraordinary weather event. Jonas now claims status as the second-largest storm in New York City history, with 27 inches of snowfall having rapidly accumulated during Saturday (1). Along with the declaration of state of emergency, Jonas single-handedly paralyzed NYC transit, prompting a complete travel ban on road traffic. As …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

January 11, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Matthew McNeill, MD

Peer Reviewed

The holidays have ended, the trees and tinsel have been taken down, and winter has officially arrived in New York City. Unseasonably warm weather (from the second warmest year in history ]) up to this point has kept the influenza virus as a sporadically diagnosed condition in New York and much of the United States. The advent of cooler air, lower humidity, enclosed spaces, runny noses, and decreased Vitamin D are sure to change that in coming weeks ].…

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Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

December 23, 2015
Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

By Pooja Gala, MD

Last week, world leaders convened in Paris to sign a landmark climate deal. 186 countries submitted plans to reduce greenhouse gas pollution to “hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels” to avoid catastrophic storms, rising sea levels, and droughts . Across the ocean, Janet Yellen announced an increase in federal interest rates for the first time in 7 years signaling the Fed’s confidence in the US economy . Taking a break …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

December 16, 2015
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By David Pineles, MD

Peer Reviewed 

On Sunday, December 6th, President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the horrific mass shooting in San Bernardino, California which left 14 people dead and the recent discovery that the perpetrators were indeed radicalized terrorists . In his speech, the president discussed our nation’s fight against terrorism since 9/11 and the steps our country is taking to fight the current threat of ISIS . In other news, Donald Trump continues his surprising run for presidency …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

December 8, 2015
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

Jiwoon Chang, MD

Peer Reviewed 

This past week we witnessed another senseless mass shooting in San Bernardino, California that killed 14 people. The FBI is investigating this act of violence as a terror attack and the assailants’ link to ISIS . On average shootings that kill or injure more than 3 people occurred once or more per day in the United States this year . In other news US health spending increased by 5.3% last year to $3 trillion, likely due to expanded insurance coverage …

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Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

November 23, 2015
Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

By Noam Broder, MD

This week in Primecuts we take a moment to honor the victims of the recent terror attacks in Paris and the emergency response teams who cared for the wounded. According to the Wall Street Journal, Paris’s hospital authority triggered its “Plan Blanc” at about 10:30 pm local time Friday, effectively calling medical personnel to work, getting ambulances on the road, and beds readied ahead of the expected patients. American hospitals have emergency plans similar to “Plan Blanc” with strategies for dealing …

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Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

November 17, 2015
Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

By Amy Shen Tang, MD

Friday, November 13th unfortunately proved to be more than an unlucky day for Parisians. What initially sounded like firecrackers outside a soccer match at the Stade de France, with President Francois Hollande in attendance, was quickly realized to be the first suicide bomber detonating explosives. Soon after, gunfire and suicide bombs erupted at Bataclan Music Hall and four other sites simultaneously, culminating in well over 100 deaths and more than 350 wounded. President Hollande declared a state of emergency as …

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Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

November 10, 2015
Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

By: Loren Franco, MD

Russia has suspended all flights to Egypt amidst mounting reports and evidence that a terrorist bomb took down the Metrojet flight to St. Petersburg. Last week on October 31st, a Metrojet plane carrying 224 individuals exploded soon after taking off in a resort town in Egypt on its way to St. Petersburg, killing everyone on board. Soon after the news hit, ISIS affiliates began to take credit for the crash but never described how it was done, prompting authorities to question …

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Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

November 3, 2015
Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

By Stephanie Wu, MD

Peer Reviewed

This past weekend, we cheered for the 50,000 people who ran the NYC marathon. Jonathan Mendes, at 94 years old, tackled this marathon for his 14th time . In the midst of this momentous and triumphant occasion, we witnessed the tragic loss of 224 people on board a plane that crashed in Egypt. Earlier in the week, China repealed its one-child policy that had been in place since 1979. With plenty of Halloween candy in our stomachs and an …

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Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

October 27, 2015
Primecuts-This Week in the Journals

By: Rory Abrams, MD

This past week the Mets became the 2015 National League Champions and are headed to the World Series. Larry David stole our hearts and minds after his impersonation of Bernie Sanders on SNL. Joe Biden officially announced he is not running for President in 2016. And Nike announced it will manufacture a limited number of the self-lacing shoes from Back To The Future 2, which will be auctioned off to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease research and the Michael J. Fox …

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