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Musical Marvin — from Homelessness to Jazz Drummer

At the Massachusetts General Hospital homeless clinic, I am privileged to care for a genuinely delightful elderly gentleman, “Marvin”. A 74-year-old man with high blood pressure, diabetes, gout and depression, Marvin had recently came in for a physical exam, to get medication refills, and to update me on the events of his life. Many of my homeless patients, […]




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“Doctor’s Call” Boston Herald Radio: Marathon injuries, Diabetes Kits with Cinnamon, and “Pregnancy Brain”

On this week’s segment of “Doctor’s Call” on Boston Herald Radio, I discussed marathon-related injuries; potential role of cinnamon in diabetes; and the phenomenon known as “pregnancy brain”. Listen here! https://soundcloud.com/bostonherald/doctors-call-with-dr-lipi-roy-9 For more details, read below: Marathon-Related Injuries Like last year, I again have the privilege of working in the Medical Tent of the 2015 […]




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Recently Homeless — And Now Making Positive Lifestyle Changes

I will forever be inspired by my patients. The majority are homeless, living in shelters or the streets. Some are transiently housed (halfway house, sober house, detox treatment center, crashing on a friend’s sofa). Some others — through years of patience, perseverance and hard work — have found stable housing. Charles falls into the latter […]




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Fiber and Disease Prevention

Introduction Fiber provides many health benefits, from decreasing heart disease to improving digestion. Unfortunately, most U.S. adults and children consume less than 50% of the recommended amount of dietary fiber. Adults should consume 20-35 grams of fiber per day. Read below to find out the many dietary sources of fiber. What Exactly is Fiber? And […]




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Veterans Day — Caring for Homeless Veterans

As I worked in the clinic of Pine Street shelter in Boston today, Veterans Day, I reflected back on the many military servicemen and servicewomen I’ve had the privilege of caring for. They have come to see me at various outpatient clinical settings, including homeless shelters such as Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House, and hospital-based clinics at the Massachusetts […]




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Paprika & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

This is a very quick and simple recipe that is chock full of nutrients. Asparagus has many vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, K, B1, B2 and C, as well as folate, iron and fiber. The health benefits of asparagus range from anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties to cardiovascular health and blood sugar (diabetes) regulation. Both […]




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Diabetes

KEY FACTS (from the World Health Organization 346 million people worldwide have diabetes ~3.4 million people died from consequences of high blood sugar in 2004 Over 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle- income countries The total number of diabetes-related deaths will double between 2005 and 2030 Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintenance of a normal body […]




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