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Boston Herald Radio with Dr. Lipi Roy — Antidepressants and Sleeping Pills

On this segment of “Doctor’s Call”, we discussed a recent article about the long-term effects of psychiatric medications, namely antidepressants. I also addressed another study about car accidents and sleeping medications. Listen here! Read below for more details. ================================================================ Long-term Effects of Antidepressants In an article recently published in the British Medical Journal, two researchers debated over the long-term […]




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Boston Herald Radio with Dr. Lipi Roy: The Tragedy of Treadmills is to NOT use them

On Boston Herald Radio today, we discussed the sudden, tragic passing of Mr. Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg. Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/lf6wpet Mr. Goldberg is reported to have died of traumatic brain injury and blood loss after falling off a treadmill while on vacation in Mexico. The media has mostly […]




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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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“Doctor’s Call” Boston Herald Radio: “Winter Blues” and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter-Related Stress (“Blues”) Stress and depression occur frequently during winter months, and specifically during the holidays.   WHY? While the holiday season is often associated with happy images such as parties,  food, drinks and presents, the reality can be VERY different. Big, traditional holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s eve are major stressors. Shopping, cooking, baking, […]




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Heart Attacks and the Holidays

[NOTE: To hear this health segment on Boston Herald Radio, go to https://soundcloud.com/bostonherald/doctors-call-with-dr-lipi-roy-1] Quik Pop Quiz: Which day of the year has the MOST fatal heart attacks? . . . ANSWER: #1 — December 25th #2 — December 26th #3 — January 1st There clearly is a disturbing pattern: deadly heart attacks increase during the winter months, […]




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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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