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  • How Red Meat Went from Taboo to Acceptable and Back Again October 12, 2020

    What’s the Beef With Red Meat?

    It’s long been the case that provocative headlines, unexpected findings and misinformation travel far faster than conventional wisdom, especially in the internet age. Even respected medical journals like the Annals of Internal Medicine can become caught ...

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  • Life Goes On September 27, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    For this installment, I’ve chosen to step outside the COVID-19 box just a bit… I think we could all use a break.  I hope you find this helpful (and perhaps refreshing).

    Can dementia be prevented?

    An international commission of experts recently revised its list of 12 modifiable risk factors for dementia ...

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  • The 30,000-Foot View September 13, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here’s a brief rundown of some of the latest topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    When can we expect a vaccine?

    Newer technologies are enabling manufacturers to produce vaccines in record time, and all players are indeed attempting to move at “warp-speed.”  However, there needs to be room for honest discussions ...

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  • Best Laid Plans September 4, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here’s some of the latest news related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Another reason to kick the habit

    This may seem intuitive, but there is now evidence demonstrating a real link between recent tobacco use and higher risk for COVID-19.  Both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes seem to pose increased risk.

    The hidden value of ...

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  • Back to School August 16, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    I’m back from a brief hiatus, so for this installment, I thought I would address issues related to returning to school.

    Amidst all of the frustration, confusion, uncertainty and mixed messaging we’ve encountered thus far over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a handful of certainties upon which we can ...

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  • Dr. Leibowitz Presentation – New Canaan Library Presents: Is Telehealth Here to Stay? July 31, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way physicians are seeing healthy patients these days. New Canaan Library is pleased to present a live webinar by Dr. Larry Leibowitz, joined by Michael Turpin, Executive Vice President at USI Insurance Services, who will explore the topic and seek to answer the question of whether telehealth is here ...

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  • Fact vs. Fiction July 18, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    There’s not a lot of exciting news this week.  Although it appears increasingly likely that a vaccine may be available to the general public some time in the spring of 2021, the short-term outlook continues to look rather grim.

    First, a brief disclaimer

    I recognize that it’s inappropriate for me to express ...

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